The New York Fashion Week backstage – designers, makeup artists and top models scrambling about getting ready or unready for the shows on stage and fashion editors running around trying to catch any latest trends in the world of makeup and fashion amidst all the chaos.
It truly is a scene like nowhere else, and as much as it could be called a chaos, it is just as much fun and excitement packed into the backstage.
For the same reason that it is a place where people are always in a rush to get ready, there are always new and easy makeup and fashion hacks arising there. It is probably when a model or a makeup artist dabs on some blusher or lip stain for a quick touch up of the eye shadows before going on stage, that it becomes a ground breaking trend, ready to be copied by fashionistas world over.
Suffice to say, that the NYFW backstage or any fashion week backstage for that matter is definitely a place where new makeup tricks and tips get discovered, sometimes even by accident.
So here are 3 expert makeup tips and tricks discovered at the NYFW backstage this year:
A quick smokey eye with lotion
This was a trick used by expert makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. She simply drew some black eyeliner on her hand and added a touch of Too Cool for School Egg Cream. Then she dipped an eye liner brush in the lotion and smudged it on to the liner to soften it up. The result was a smokey lived-in eye makeup look similar to the grunge culture of the past.
Another thing she did was to dab some lip balm over the eyelids of models for a glossy eye as well.
Now you know how effortlessly you can achieve a great smokey eye look.
Lip liner doubles up as eye shadow base
Lead makeup artist at La Perla, Erin Parsons who is also the official artists for Maybelline popularized this trend when she applied dome deep burgundy lip liner on the models’ eye lids. This provided an opaque smokey slick base for the powder based eye shadows. The exact products she used were the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in the shade Plum Passion and the plum shade from the 24 k Nudes eye shadow palette.
Palms for highlights that pop
Yet again seen in action by Katie Jane Hughes, she used her palms to apply highlighter on to the models’ cheek bones. She feels that using her palms helps blend the highlighter quickly and easily to a natural finish. Since our palms have more surface area than our fingertips it definitely helps in blending. All you need to do is apply your favorite highlighter on to your palms, rub together and press them on to the high points of your cheeks for a flawless glow.
So those were 3 most effective makeup tricks discovered backstage.
Now I’m definitely gonna try out the lip liner eye shadow base. Which ones are your favorites? Let us know.