Dramatic Eyes with Glitter Lips at Rodarte A/W ’14

Inspired by “delicate and youthful beauty… ephemeral and nostalgic creating a beautiful glow”, the look at Rodarte A/W ’14 was dark, glittery but simply beautiful.

Rodarte A/W '14 runway beauty

Makeup: James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics
Hair: Odile for John Frieda

The skin was first prepped with NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream and made flawless with Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Radiant Creamy Concealer, then set with Pressed Powder. On the eyes, James applied the chocolate shade in the upcoming Dolomites Duo Eyeshadow from the lower lid, lashline and all the way up to the brows, and the lavender shade right in the center of the lid and inner corners, before coating upper lashes with Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara. The cheeks were defined with the new Unlawful Blush (available Fall 2014) and layered with Anguilla Matte Multiple. Finally, models were given two different lip looks – a dark browish berry color and a lighter mauvey pink, thanks to the upcoming Deborah Audacious and Dominique Audacious Lipsticks (available for Fall) and topped with glitter.

To create the gorgeous waves, Odile started by coating hair with Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner to prep hair, ensuring it looked healthy and felt hydrated—the perfect canvas for the look. After pulling the hair into two sections and creating two long braids, Odile blew the hair dry to give the hair a subtle wave. Odile then undid the braids and worked Frizz Ease ® Unwind Curls Calming Crème through hair to give it relaxed, carefree texture, concentrating on the ends. Next, Odile took a piece from the side, twisted it and pulled it to the back of the head, securing it with pins and a Rodarte hand-made clip. To finish the look, Odile spritzed Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray to give hair touchable, flexible hold.

Dramatic reddish brown Eyes At Rodarte A/W '14
Glitter Lips At Rodarte A/W '14

Images: Courtesy of NARS and John Frieda.

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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