NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 4

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NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 4

W‘s Associate Beauty Editor,Christina Han, is backstage for at all the major shows during New York Fashion Week, sharing tips and tricks from the beauty professionals who are busy creating next season’s looks. In this installment, Han visits Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Philip Lim and Marc Jacobs.

Carolina Herrera:

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-carolina-herrera-01.jpg Siri Tollerod models Orlando Pita’s gravity defying, puffed up and teased out ‘do. In this case, size does matter.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-carolina-herrera-02.jpg Essie’s Not Just A Pretty Face, an opaque dusty rose, finished off the lady-like look. According to nail queen Essie Weingarten, the flattering shade makes nails appear longer and more elegant. To nail biters everywhere–stock up.

Donna Karan:

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-donna-karan-01.jpg Another twist on the french manicure, this time with a sexy bordeaux tip in Deborah Lippmann’s Single Ladies.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-donna-karan-02.jpg Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman delicately rolled models’ hair up into head-hugging twists on one side, the other would flaunt a topsy-turvy tailored hat.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-donna-karan-04.jpg Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury (above) loves to talk beauty and why wouldn’t she? Her go-to’s include volumizing spritzes of Oribe’s dry shampoo at the roots (for that bombshell Brigite Bardot look), layers of eyeliner by MAC (gel) and Dior (pencil) with a final sweep of black mascara from Tom Ford.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-donna-karan-03.jpg Tilbury decided to flip things upside down by applying a cherry-chocolatey blend of lipsticks (MAC’s Diva and Partyline) to models lids.

Philip Lim:

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-philip-lim-01.jpg NARS Makeup artist Francelle Daly is turbo talented. This is the face chart she hand painted for Phillip Lim.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-philip-lim-02.jpg That’s 15, yes 15, coats of NARS Larger Than Life mascara on sets of faux lashes. More is MORE.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012-philip-lim-03.jpg In line with Phillip Lim’s Japanese comic book superhero inspiration, nails were painted in black (Essie’s Licorice) with layers of white (Blanc) and grey (Chinchilly) for a 3-D shadow effect–it’s elegant yet decidedly badass.

Marc Jacobs:

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012marc-jacobs-01.jpg A floppy, fuzzy oversized hat from Marc Jacobs’s fall collection. Somewhere Jamiroquai is missing a hat or two.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012marc-jacobs-02.jpg Tucked under those hats were two milk maid-esque braided knots.

blog-fw-beauty-fw2012marc-jacobs-03.jpg Francois Nars channeled the eccentric Italian heiress Marchesa Luisa Casati’s kohl-rimmed eyes for models subtly smoky gaze.