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 NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 5

NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 5

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 Vera Wang, Rodarte, Oscar de la Renta and Narciso Rodriguez.

Vera Wang:

blog-fw-2012-beauty-VeraWang1.jpg Hairstylist Paul Hanlon’s wind-swept, aerodynamic look at Vera Wang. Now if we only all could like that chic after getting caught in a gust.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-VeraWang2.jpg I live for great brow products (mine are sparse, unwilling to grow), so when I spotted nothing but shimmering skin—thanks to Cle de Peau’s gold Luminizing Face Enhancer—and a bold brow by makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, the countdown immediately began for the brand’s new brow pencil launching this September.


blog-fw-2012-beauty-rodarte1.jpg Kate and Laura Mulleavy were inspired by Australia’s Outback. Makeup artist James Kaliardos brought on some serious bronzer (NARS’s Laguna) for a “caught in a dust storm” look. Also, it must be said that Rodarte consistently has the most covetable hair accessories each season, this year’s is a spray of gilded stars.

Oscar de la Renta:

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Oscar1.jpg Model Cara Delevigne in Orlando Pita’s voluminous ‘do and Oscar de la Renta’s bejeweled ribbon headband. That’s all her own hair by the way, no extensions necessary since Pita’s team teased out models’ hair to Adele-like heights. Does Johnson + Johnson still make their trusted detangling spray? Because these girls are going to need it.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Oscar2.jpg Manicurist Yuna Park painted nails in shades from Oscar de la Renta’s forthcoming polish line debuting later this fall. Essential Larimar (left) is inspired by a blue gem only found in the Dominican Republic, where de la Renta calls home. Others include Essential Carnation (a brilliant red) and Essential Aubergine (right) on model Cara Delevigne, whose silver bracelet is by one of her favored London-based jewelry designers, ManiaMania.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Oscar3.jpg According to makeup artist Gucci Westman, the look for Oscar de la Renta is meant to take “10 minutes, max.” A quick sweep of eyeliner (applied ultra-thin like Westman’s muse, fashion stylist Camilla Nickerson), a dab of sweet, pinky blush (Revlon’s Cream Blush in Pinched and Flushed, available in May), a nude lip (Revlon’s Lip Butter in Crème Brulée), and a sweep of mascara finishes the look.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Oscar4.jpg Model Kelsey Rogers rocks one of Oscar de la Renta’s jeweled headbands, princess-style, backstage.

Narciso Rodriguez:

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Narciso1.jpg For spring, Eugene Souleiman created helmet-like ‘dos spray painted in green, white, and purple for Narciso Rodriguez’s show. This season Souleiman decides to push the envelope with a row of pins dangerously jutting out of the rocker-style, slicked back hair. Rooney Mara, take note.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Narciso2.jpg The only way to keep Shiseido makeup artist Dick Page in line with who gets what—each catwalker will wear one of five very different looks—is this very organized model chart.

blog-fw-2012-beauty-Narciso3.jpg Dick Page’s painterly palette is dotted with lip and eye shades from Shiseido’s fall collection.

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