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Backstage Beauty – Naeem Kahn, Jill Stuart

The one big downside about reviewing all the latest runway shows of the season is having to wait until the clothes actually hit the racks, but there are a few things that you can garner right now to satisfy your cravings. There were plenty of beauty looks that will work with this season’s looks right now!

Backstage at Naeem Kahn Kristin Gallegos lead artist for MAC cosmetics created a young fresh cool girl look with a strong smokey eye on the models. From Womens Wear Daily:

To create a modern variation on the classic smoky eye, Gallegos layered MAC Cream Shadow in Smother with ProLongwear shadows in Keep Your Cool and Carbon. “By layering, we end up with this cool slaty-blue gray eye,” said Gallegos. Mascara was added to both top and bottom lashes and Gallegos used a pale yellow pencil on the water line to “open up the eye.” Brows were lightly defined with eye shadow. Gallegos used concealer on faces “only where needed” and on lips to “take down their natural tone.” “It’s a gorgeous young face,” she said.

For hair Bumble and bumble’s lead stylist, Laurent Philippon, referenced Black Swan in his elegant, ballerinalike updo. “We are putting in a very pin-straight center part to keep it very graphic,” said Philippon, who then “loaded hair” with Bumble Does It All Styling Spray to “tame down all baby hairs and flyways.” “It’s a very clean look,” said Philippon. Hair was pulled back tightly into a ponytail, then twisted into a neat bun. For extra shine, Philippon added a good amount of Spray di Mode throughout the style. Nails, done by Sally Hansen, were short, square and shiny, painted in a deep, almost-onyx shade, Pat on the Black.

At Jill Stuart makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and hairstylist Bob Recine teamed up for a fresh beauty look featuring metallic eyes and a peachy mouth which work gorgeously well any time of the year..

Tilbury, using Stuart’s own line of color cosmetics, did what she called an overall “lush bronze,” look.

On the eyes, Tilbury used a Stuart eyeshadow palette, from which she blended a pewter silver and antique bronze all around the eye, and all over the lids. The corners of the eyes got a smudge of pale gold for contrast.

“It’s a thick, strong eye,” said [Tilbury].

She even gave a touch of bronze to the tip of the nose and the bow of the lip. And some contour was added under highlighted cheekbones. Rounding out the look was a pretty, peachy-coral stained lip, which matched many of the colors in the palette of the fashion collection.

Recine prepped the roots of the hair for volume with L’Oreal’s Mousse Volupté from the brand’s L’Oreal Professionnel Texture Expert line then finished the do’s with the same line’s Infinium 3 hairspray.

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