Backstage at Nanette Lepore‘ Spring Summer 16 collection, Stila Cosmetics and Caption Polish brought forth an effortless downtown girl look. Channeling a “Pop Art Princess” theme for the makeup, the look was all about the eyes. Lead by makeup artist Charlie Riddle, the look was inspired by a cool downtown New York City. To create the look the team mixed and matched Stila’s smudge sticks in Cobalt Turquoise and Sienna or Stila’s Stay All Day liner Pink Paradise on the top and bottom lid. After creating bold pop of color on the eyes they finished it off with Stila’s “Huge Extreme Lash Mascara.” The rest of the skin was prepped with Stila’s All Day foundation and Stay All Day Bronzer. For those of you who want to get the look at home, Riddle recommends “choosing your favorite bright colored eye pencil and line your eyes as thick or as thin as you desire”. Don’t be afraid for go for it!
Going in a different direction then the makeup, the nails led by Soo Kim for Caption Polish was a Bold black with white accents. Following the downtown girl inspiration from the collection the nail look reflected an untailored look. Nanette wanted an edgy nail that was still feminine. The look was created starting with Caption Polish Base Coat then two coats of Look, Don’t Touch. Once the coats were completely dry the team then used the white polish shade, Heaven Help Me, which was applied in light brush strokes in different directions.