NYFW Fall 2015: Hair & Makeup

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Abbey Khan


According to makeup artist, Mahasin Phillip, “The inspiration for the makeup look was inspired to complement the collection with the idea of non traditional beauty makeup, incorporating abstract loops and swirls that mimicked the designs in the collection. We wanted the look to be beautiful, clean and technically structured… yet incomplete going against industry standards.”

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1. She used Inglot Cream Concealer with Brush No. 22T to even out skin tone.
2. Then she applied Inglot Cream Foundation with Face and Body Pigment No. 180 for a soft luminous highlight, using Brush No. 27TG.
3. On the eyes, she applied Eyeshadow Makeup Base on the lids.
4. Then she used Freedom System Eyeshadow No. 557, applying it lightly in the crease with Brush No. 6SS.
5. She gently pressed Freedom System Eyeshadow No. 467 on the eyelid with a light dusting of Face and Body Pigment No. 180 over top with Brush No. 29PO.
6. Phillip used Inglot Freedom System AMC Blush No. 32 using Brush No.24SS on the apple of the cheeks.
7. She moisturized the lips with Inglot Lip Defence.
8. Then she applied Inglot Matte Lipstick No. 402 on the entire lip.
9. She then applied Inglot Lipstick No. 175 on one side of the lips feathered out to the center of the lips for an ombre design with Brush No. 12S.


According to makeup artist Lauren Andersen, the look was inspired by the rich color and luxurious decadence of the collection. “This look is all about classic 70’s glamour,” she said.

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1. First, she applied Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation on the skin.
2. While letting the foundation set, she worked on the eyes. First, she used Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Berry Love in shade #3 on the eyelids.
3. Then she applied Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation in shade #1 to the inner corner of the eyes and the brow bone.
4. Using the same quad, she applied shade #3 to the crease and extended it out to the outer corner of the eyes.
5. Then she used Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Cosmic Brown on the lower lash line and outer corners of the upper lash line.
6. Going back to the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation, she used shade #3 to soften the lower lash line.
7. She finished the eyes by applying Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara in Blackest Black to the top and bottom lashes.
8. Then she went back to the skin and applied Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation in Transparent Glow.
9. She contoured cheeks with Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura.
10. Finally, on to the lips, she dabbed Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Chocolate Rose to the lips.
11. She finished by giving lips a shine with Avon Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in Clear.


Makeup artist Mari Shten was inspired by traditional Japanese beauty– washed out face and bright eyeliner. “I transformed it into a more modern and young look with a Victorian twist – which is what inspired the designer to create this collection,” she said. She used dark blue eyeliner for the boxed shaped liner to complement the blues that in the fabric prints.


1. She first applied a mix of moisturizer and Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate on the skin.
2. Moving on to the eyes, she applied Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Grey on the lid, keep it very close to the lashes to create the dimension.
3. Then she used Ardency Inn Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Dark Blue to create the square shaped liner on the outer corner. She took the liner halfway to the eyelid, then halfway on the bottom.
4. Shten then applied a clear gloss on the lid but not on the eyeliner.
5. She finished the eyes by applying Ardency Inn Punker Unrivaled Volume & Curl Lash Wax on top and bottom lashes.
6. Then she applied Ardency Inn Modster Lip Balm & Primer all over the lip.
7. After letting the balm set in, she applied Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing tapping the product on the lips with your finger to create a light tint.
8. Finally, she used the same lipstick on the apples of the cheeks using her fingers.


Inspired by the modern nomad, makeup artist Janell Geason used Aveda products to emphasize beautiful bold brows on the models.

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1. On freshly washed and dried skin, she apply Inner Light Concealer where needed.
2. She set the concealer with Inner Light Mineral Loose Powder.
3. When it came to the eyes, she created a matte lid and brow bone by applying the lightest shade of Petal Essence Eye Color Trio in Golden Jasper from lash line to brow.
4. Geason groomed brows slightly by brushing up and over, but still allowing them to look a bit unkempt.
5. She then applied the darkest shade of Petal Essence Eye Color Trio in Golden Jasper to the brows using a spoolie brush so the brows were filled in, but didn’t look so ‘done.’
6. She used Petal Essence Face Accents in Rose Blossom on cheeks for a wind-blown effect.
7. She finished by lightly dabbing lips with Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color in Sheer Peony.


Hairstylist Frank Rizzieri, who created tousled waves using Aveda products had this to say, “This is the cool yet sophisticated city girl that you see in the museum and can’t help but stare at.”

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1. Starting with clean hair, he blow-dried hair with the Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush.
2. Once hair was dry half-way, he sectioned hair and misted Pure Abundance Style Prep from roots to ends throughout for added volume and grip.
3. Then he finished drying hair in sections with a round brush for a slightly rounded straight style.
4. Once hair was completely dry, he applied Pure Abundance Hair Potion for added body and texture.
5. He used a wide tooth comb to comb through hair.
6. Rizzieri then created an uneven center part, letting the hair fall naturally.
7. Focusing on the top layer of hair, he built in bends by using a 1.75″ and .75″ double-barrel iron, intermittently wrapping sections of hair around the larger barrel through to the smaller barrel, leaving 1 – 2″ straight to the ends.
8. Then he used 5 drops of Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil and gently tousled hair for added sheen.
9. He set the look with a light mist of Air Control Hair Spray.


Hairstylist Paul Hanlon kept the model’s look fresh and simple for the Prabal Gurung show.

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1. First, he prepped hair with Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protecting Spray.
2. He then used Luxurious Volume Building Mousse throughout sections from the nape of the neck to the front of the hair.
3. Hanlon very meticulously created a center part.
4. Then he applied a couple of pumps of Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer to the ends of the hair.
5. Using a round brush, he blow-dried hair as flat as possible to the side of the head.
6. To minimize the movement of the hair, starting from the back, he sprayed Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Hairspray, section by section and dried flat to the head. He also left out a one inch section around the part.
7. Starting from the back, he took random sections and created a wave using a curling iron for a soft and natural finish. (This technique is only applied to the midsection of the hair of the hair.)
8. Hanlon then brushed hair to loosen up the movement.
9. He used Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray on the midsection and used a diffuser to give a natural, slightly tousled look.
10. To keep the style in place, he used Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Hairspray.


For the Rachel Zoe show, stylist Harry Josh created hairstyles that was a nod to the 60’s, returning to clean lines, that were simple and chic.

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1. He prepped the hair with Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer while it was still wet.
2. Then he evenly distributed Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse in sections to control frizz.
3. Josh blow-dried hair in sections using a round brush and then flat ironed the ends for a smooth, clean finish.
4. He created a severe side part.
5. He kept the style in place by spritzing Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Hairspray.


Hairstylist Odile Gilbert gave hair amazing shine and movement, which was inspired by the natural texture of the clothes.

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1. Depending on the hair’s natural texture, he either applied Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer or Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam to wet hair.
2. Then he blow-dried hair while combing through with his fingers.
3. Gilbert used Spray Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, working it in with hands while diffusing.
4. Once hair was dry, he took random pieces and curled them using a 1 ½ inch curling iron. He made sure not to touch the roots or ends with the curling iron.
5. For natural looking waves, he ran his fingers through them at the end.
6. He finished by spraying hair with Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Hairspray and brushed through with a natural bristle brush.


Lead stylist Tammy Mixon complemented the collection by creating a romantic updo with soft swirled rosettes.

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1) First, she prepped the ends of the hair by applying BioSilk Silk Therapy Lite.
2) She sectioned the fringe area in a triangle with a center part and then used a clip to isolate the area.
3) Using the DURA CHI 1” Curling Iron, she created a spiral curl to the top of the head.
4) Then she backcombed the crown area and sprayed the root area with BioSilk Natural Hold Hairspray to create volume.
5) On the left side of head, she directed hair back loosely.
6) Starting behind the ear, she braided a three strand braid adding hair in from the nape only; continuing to just past center of the nape.
7) Mixon then added the remaining hair on the right side and continued braiding, leaving 1-2 inches braided.
8) Then she turned the braid backward in circling form, creating a rosette shape. She secured with pins.
9) She loosely curled the fringe area directing backward with the DURA CHI 1” Curling Iron.
10) Then she set the look with BioSilk Firm Hairspray.
11) She finished by lightly spraying with BioSilk Shine On.

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