The NYFW SS16 Beauty Look: Pretty Simple
The New York Fashion Week SS16 shows may be over, but we're ready to start channelling the beauty looks now, and it looks like barely-there make-up is here to stay.
Francelle Daly, Lead Make-Up Artist at 3.1 Phillip Lim went for a natural, organic feel. “The girls have a light wash of matte foundation and stick concealer, so the skin reads naked and natural," she said of the look. Team Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation with the new Dior Fix It 2-In-1 Prime and Conceal stick for that same flawlessly matte, supermodel skin.
Taking an edgier approach to going au naturel, the look at Alexander Wang harked back to the designer’s original street style inspiration. Lead Make-Up Artist Diane Kendal said, “The beauty is raw, the girls are meant to kind of look as they are, with a little bit of grooming but nothing ‘done’.” Achieve that genuine, barefaced look with a generous helping of tinted moisturiser; Laura Mercier’s does the trick nicely.
If you want to amp up your look slightly, emulate the dewy looks seen at the Hervé Léger show instead. Describing the look as “all browed up”, Lead Make-Up Artist Val Garland used our favourite cult technique, strobing, to create a “flush as if you have just been to the gym.” Replicate the fresh-faced glow with TOM FORD’s Skin Illuminating Powder Duo brushed over the eyes, nose and lips to subtly catch the light. Then, use Shu Uemura’s handy Brow Palette to up the ante with statement brows.
Finally, take your pared-back look from day to night by teaming dewy skin with a flash of colour. Be it a dash of bright blue eyeliner, as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, or a slick of bold orangey-red matte lipstick inspired by Pat McGrath’s look for Victoria Beckham; a flawless base plus colour is guaranteed to be a winning combination.
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