3 Spring Makeup Looks From NY Fashion Week

September 13, 2011

DKNY’s California Beach Girl Beauty

This gorgeous California beach babe makeup is all about sun-kissed skin and lollipop lips. Makeup by Maybelline.

Face and Cheeks

Start with Maybelline’s new ultralight Fit Me foundation and Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder. Maybelline’s Charlotte Willer says: “slap the liquid coverage on like you would a moisturizer and really rub it in. You don’t want the foundation look – nobody wants to be complimented on that!”

For a pop of colour sweep a coral blush on the mid lower cheek, with a peachy shade on the cheek tops.


Miller used a new eyeshadow duo she created especially for the DKNY show. For now, dust the lids with a beige-peach shadow and coat the lashes with Maybelline Volume Express One By One mascara.


The look was all about dewy lips, so apply a semi-sheer, fruity-hued lip gloss.

Joy Cioci’s Dewy Skin And Bright Lips

Uzo, NARS’ International Lead Makeup Artist, says: “Radiant skin is having a moment again…dewiness is back, paired with a precisely-lined, bold lip.

Face and Cheeks

Start with a tinted moisturiser or NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. Sweet Orgasm Illuminator over the cheeks.


Layer Ondine Single Eyeshadow and Corfu Cream Eyeshadow over the lid. Coat the lashes with Larger Than Life Volumizing or Lengthening Mascara (or try layering the mascaras as seen here).


Line the lips with Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil. Then top with Heat Wave Lipstick and Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil which can be applied over the whole lip.

Thakoon’s Strong Brows And Luminous Skin

If you have thick eyebrows you’re in luck! The Thakoon Spring 2012 runway show focused on classic, strong brows with healthy, natural skin. NARS makeup artist Diane Kendal said: “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is.” Match this look with your favourite colourful spring dress. Makeup by NARS.

Face and Cheeks

Start with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation or your favourite tinted moisturiser to keep the skin luminous. Top with Zen and Desire blushes.


Layer and contour a combination of Laguna bronzer, Bengali, Bali, Blondie and the Portobello Duo eyeshadows over the lid and under the eye for a subtle, smoky effect. Dust with Snow Loose Powder to tone down the intensity and set the look.


Paint the lips with the perfect nude Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

What’s your favourite makeup look?

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