Saturday, September 8, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2013

Honor Glows with Natural Elegance

The New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2013 season is officially underway. A close up look backstage at the hair, makeup, and nail prep for Honor’s latest collection revealed an inspirational ode to anatomy and nature.   The look was a compilation of skincare and cosmetics to create a healthy, soft appearance suitable for any girl. 

Makeup artist Romy Soleimani described the overall look as luminous, lucid, and natural.  A combination of Erno Laszlo skincare products provided a hydrated base and Stila cosmetics added a dewy glow that was simply stunning.  Artists began with Erno Laszlo’s Ebalm Cleanser and applied Hydra Therapy Skin Revitalizer serum for that instant boost. Starting with simple skin care and prepping with minimal coverage was key, using spot treatment only where needed. 

Soleimani applied Stila’s Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer and Sheer Pressed Powder to all over the face, sweeping on Custom Color Blush and Self Adjusting Bronze over the cheeks.  The skin had a fresh, natural glow, allowing for a focus on the eyes.  Applying Glamour Eyes Mascara created spine like spiky lashes that stood out against the bone inspired white lids.  The moist, transparent effect for the eyes was created with Opal Jewel Eye Shadow swept over the lid, followed by gloss over top.    

   (The lovely Deborah Lippmann sharing the insight behind her look) 
Ensuring every detail down to the finger exuded perfection was Deborah Lippmann’s exquisite combination of opaque white Amazing Grace and sheer white Like a Virgin. “It’s the bone inside the body” says Lippmann with an emphasis on a “Really strong white” nail on both the fingers and toes. A short, cropped look with 2 coats of Amazing Grace, followed by a coat of Like a Virgin and a glossy finish with her Addicted to Speed top coat . “So many layers keep it from looking choppy like white out” she explains. 
Hair by Bumble and Bumble was an intricate design and pattern resembling those of bones and muscles. Done with a center part and then 2 introverted French braids on each side were then secured underneath. Executed in a not too perfect fashion, it had a delicate and believable appearance.
Honor elegantly portrayed the simplicity of nature and the root of human beauty.  The ability to embrace our natural features can allow us to enhance our own beauty and build the confidence to stand out in a crowd.  I love this overall look and love it even more that any girl can wear it.   

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