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NARS A/W 2015 make-up looks from NYFW

I always get super excited when I receive the latest beauty looks from the runway! Every season, NARS make-up artists create the beauty looks for New York fashion week. As it’s fashion season at the moment, the new beauty & fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 2015 are being showcased… yay! Below you will find the latest beauty looks fresh from the NYFW runway!

I’m so excited about the new lay out of my website, I’ve created a new category called: Trends & Inspiration where you will find all blogposts related to the latest beauty trends and red carpet looks.

 

SHOW: Phillip Lim AW ‘15
LEAD ARTIST: Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “Utilitarian punk is the direction this season. Natural radiant skin mixed with a punk-inspired oxblood red shade on the lips for a bold statement.”

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SHOW: Rag & Bone AW ‘15
LEAD ARTIST: Gucci Westman for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “She’s a bit Jean Seberg and Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element. Sporty. Cool. Luxe.”

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SHOW: Marc Jacobs AW‘15
LEAD ARTIST: François Nars, Founder & Creative Director
LOOK: “Marc wanted a very strong, elegant and sophisticated woman this season – a Diana Vreeland type. I looked to the swans of the 50’s and 60’s – like Babe Paley or Jacqueline de Ribes, to inspire the look. Matte skin and a defined brow bring a nice structure to the face, balancing the greige gloss of the lid with the matte, velvety eggplant color of the lip.”

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SHOW: Thakoon AW ‘15
LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “Inspired by the northern lights, Thakoon wanted the girls to look beautiful, keeping the ideal of lights and reflection.”

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SHOW: Alexander Wang AW’15
LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “The inspiration is heavy metal rock – think Kiss. The look has a very gothic rock-and-roll feel.”

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SHOW: Creatures of the Wind AW’15
LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry
LOOK: “The collection is inspired by “Americana”- a mash up of the 1920’s, 60’s and 70’s – more specifically the 1970’s looking at the 1920’s. The silhouettes reference psychedelic and progressive rock, with icons such as Anjelica Huston and Sissy Spacek informing the makeup look.

Clean, perfected matte skin with no shine. Loads of mascara was applied like it would have looked in this era – pasty, a bit dry, and deliberate – applied only to the outer half of the top and bottom lashes. Eyelids were left their natural color and texture to contrast the rest of the face. A brushed up glossy brow finishes the look.”

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SHOW: Rachel Comey AW’15
LEAD ARTIST: Maud Laceppe for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “The makeup this season is a dewy, almost wet look. A fresh and effortless girl, but still sexy.”

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SHOW: Tanya Taylor AW’15
LEAD ARTIST: Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist
LOOK: “A subtle, but modern palette comprised of luminous skin, muted eyes and rose pink lips was all that was needed to be the perfect backdrop to this season’s marine-inspired array of holographic prints, spinal embroidery and graphic stripes.”

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SHOW: Tome AW’15
LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry
LOOK: “The collection this season was inspired by dance and choreography, so you see a lot of movement in the fabrics and silhouettes. There was a strong element of geometry and asymmetry that we wanted to play against in the makeup look – we didn’t want anything decidedly “graphic” in the makeup, especially the eye. A defined, natural, slightly glossed masculine brow seemed to inform the character perfectly. We defined the eye itself with a lot of mascara, and finished with a glossy lid. Skin was kept clean and bare, with just a subtle highlight in the outer edges of the face to create dimension. It’s almost like a dancer’s makeup stripped down to its barest elements.”

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SHOW: Naeem Khan AW ‘15
LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “Naeem is celebrating his 10th anniversary this season. He wanted the makeup to be dark, sensual and incredibly glamorous. I thought about the artwork of Tamara de Lempicka. The women depicted in her paintings still seem so modern, and I borrowed colors from her signature palette. The eye is architectural yet soft- a smoky eye without any hard edges or strong definition- and without mascara or brows. The lip is a deep matte chocolate red that is classic Naeem. Skin is glossed and shiny on the cheekbones to add dimension without color or depth.”

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