Dramatic Eyes and Fiery Nails at Nicole Miller A/W ’14

Inspired by strong women warriors, the look at Nicole Miller A/W ’14 was all about dark plum, light olive, wine, aqua and black paired with muted jewel tones. This called for a beauty look that was equally dramatic with shades of black, blue and purple diffused over the lids and a fiery red and black nail.

Nicole Miller A/W '14 runway beauty

“Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista and female warriors” were MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos‘ inspiration behind the look.

* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – applied to enhance and warm the skin, with an emphasis over the cheeks to add color and richness
* Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – swept over the t-Zone to minimize shine and set
* M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended under cheekbones to sculpt and contour

* Stud Eye Brows – applied to square off the front of the brow and then shaded through to thicken and deepen the natural shape and tone
* Blooz Eye Kohl – applied and blended over the eyelids and through the lower lashline in a smoky shape, diffused upwards to the browbone
* Smolder Eye Kohl – applied along the upper lashline and through the lower waterline to intensify and define
* Black Ivy Fluidline (available Fall 2014) – applied and blended for an inky veneer over the lids
* Stars n Rockets EYeshadow – blended through the outer crease for a reflective wash of plum to complete the multi-color composite around eyes
* Mineralize Multi-effect Lash (available Fall 2014) – applied through the upper lashes only to lift and define

* Mocha Latte Lipstick (available Fall 2014) – blended over the lips with a brush for a subtle nude

To create the nail look, Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Color Ambassador, applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black. She then matted the look by applying butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat. Using a thin striping brush, Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Knees Up – starting at the cuticle and creating a feather or flame like design along the nail. The shiny finish of Knees Up served as the perfect contrast to the matte black lacquer that popped at the tips.

Nicole Miller A/W '14 makeup face chart by MAC
Nicole Miller A/W '14 runway nails by butter LONDON

Images: Courtesy of butter LONDON.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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