NYFW Backstage Beauty: Creatures of the Wind F/W 2014 with NARS

Creatures of the WindBackstage at Creatures of the Wind the models had this very cool but unexpected mishmosh of beauty. An intricate braid swept across the face against this pretty, luminous skin and honey dewy lip against a lightening flash of metallic blue popping in across the lower lash. Even mixed with a strong brow the look manages to be very dreamy and romantic.
Lead artist for the show, James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry explained how the collection was all about this transcendence and how we see it in the fabrics from going from dark to light; giving the effect of moving into the light. “We wanted the makeup to reflect a sense of purity and illumination, so we focused on gleaming, luminous skin and a metallic blue liner on the inside of the eye to light the eyes from within.” His muse in developing the look was Sharon Tate and 70s futurism mixed with a little Princess Laya (although not in the literal sense — more in that perfect lip she had no matter the battle scene)
Here’s the products used to get the look:
BROWS – brush up and over
Mauritanie Matte Multiple (New for Fall 2014, for now try Nā Pali Coast Multiple)

For the nails butter LONDON’s Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, did this very cool marble nail effect. Going for a more futuristic space look, she applied a water marbling technique, which guarantees no two nails are the same giving some imperfection to perfection. And considering the nails were made in advance (675 in total!) Kate and her team had their work cut out for them.

Get the look – Nail Lacquer Colours Used: Yummy Mummy, Diamond Geezer, Posh Bird, Pearly Queen, Billy No Mates

To achieve the look, Katie poured drops of several Nail Lacquer shades one after another into a bowl of water, creating rings of colour, much like agate. Once the colour had been placed, Katie took an orange wood stick to swirl the colours together, creating a range of patterns. She then dipped the press on nail into the water, letting it sit under the water’s edge just below the pattern she wanted to lift onto the nail. Once removed, the pattern below the surface was transferred to the nail. To add playful variation to the nail look, two different base colours were used: butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Trallop was used on half of the models nails and Nail Lacquer in Teddy Girl was used on the rest.

backstage with NARS

backstage hair at Creatures of the Wind