Thakoon Fall 2015’s Northern Lights

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Backstage at Thakoon Fall 2015.

“The inspiration for Thakoon this season is the Northern Lights, aurora borealis,” says makeup artist Diane Kendal. “So, we’re doing a really soft, luminous face.” After perfecting the skin with NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and Soft Velvet Loose Powder, Kendal applied a shimmering nude blush called Tribulation (new for Fall 2015) across the cheekbones and temples. Dual-Intensity Blush palettes in Craving and Fervor (both new for Spring 2015) added a creamsicle hue to the eyes while a fingertip application of VIP Red Lipstick (available Fall 2015) stained lips dark red. To frame those glowy faces, hair stylist Odile Gilbert blow-dried hair straight and created two severe side parts, using Kerastase Laque Dentelle Flexible Hold Hairspray and Fibre Architecte for shine. “The idea for the hair is patchwork,” she says. Galactic nails by Gina Edwards, who used Morgan Taylor’s iridescent purple polish Something To Blog About over soft pink Sweet Surrender, rounded out the starry look.