NYFW Spring 2012: Backstage Secret Weapon

NYFW Spring 2012: Backstage Secret Weapon
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 09, 2011

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At Marc by Marc Jacobs, hairstylist Guido Palau created a glam, messy-chic poof held together with this classic, uber-sleek barette ($3.29, at drugstores). We’re so loving a budget beauty buy.

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Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez, Shiseido Artistic DIrector created a bold, custom brow for each model by mixing together Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable, Caviar (shown), and Leather ($25 each, dillards.com). He applied the hue with a brow brush for a natural look.

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Backstage at Diesel, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created beachy-looking ponytails inspired by the 1980s. The perfect finishing touch? Redken Glistening Mist, which provided just the right amount of shine ($15.29, sleekhair.com).

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“The DKNY collection was full of vibrant and busy prints, so we decided a bold, nude nail was the perfect complement,” said Essie’s Creative Director, Essie Weingarten. We’re so coveting this neutral hue!

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Backstage at Vivienne Tam, makeup artists used this lusty, universally flattering lipstick to add color and shine to models’ lips ($5, target.com).


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At Peter Som, hairstylists misted models’ hair with this thermal-activated protection spray, and then blew it out with huge round brushes to create volume ($15, amazon.com).


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Backstage at Mandy Coon, Nars National Makeup Artist Francelle illuminated models’ faces with this perfect-on-all-skin-tones bronzer. “(It gives) skin has a dewy, whimsical effect,” noted Francelle. Indeed.


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Backstage at Tadashi, MAC pro makeup artist gave models a dewy, lit-from-within-glow with this lightweight highlighting pen ($23, maccosmetics.com).


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