NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 6

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NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 6

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 Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Proenza Schouler.

Michael Kors:

blog-fw-2-12-beauty-michael-kors-01.jpg A page from Shiseido makeup artist Dick Page’s personal sketch book and the windblown, frost bitten look he conceptualized come to life on model Ming Xi (right).

Anna Sui:

blog-fw-2-12-beauty-anna-sui-01.jpg Bold blue, Sixties-inspired lids with tiny dots placed under the lower lash (seen here on model Xiao Wen) for what makeup artist Pat McGrath calls, “a touch of playfulness,” were the main attraction at Anna Sui. McGrath’s go-to for those perfectly drawn winged eyes is none other than Covergirl’s Liquidline Blast Eyeliner in Blue Boom. 

blog-fw-2-12-beauty-anna-sui-02.jpg Inspired by Jean Shrimpton, hair maven Garren (the man behind my very own cropped cut) paired his “kitten crown” (a teased out bump) along with a low ponytail for a polished balance against Anna Sui’s swirling-Sixties prints.

Proenza Schouler:

blog-fw-2-12-beauty-proenza-02.jpg Argentina’s Melissa Stasiuk (above) was the inspiration for the beauty look and claimed the coveted exclusive at Proenza Schouler. If it seems like she just woke up, that’s the point. Models’ hair was immediately washed with Fekkai’s Apple Cider Shampoo upon arrival, treated with the brand’s anti-frizz serum, then air dried for that I-partied-hard-last-night-but-still-managed-to-wash-my-hair-this-morning look. MAC’s Diane Kendal then blended a brown contour cream into eyelids with a dab of balm for lips. Appearing perfectly disheveled takes work.