The first day of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week started with a bang! Normally I cover Fashion Week as press…this includes attending the shows, events, parties, and covering backstage hair/makeup. This year was quite different.
Working in this capacity was a great honor and a dream come true. As Creative Director of Makeup, it was my responsibility to design the runway makeup look, partner with the makeup sponsor to select colors, and lead a talented team of artists. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics was the makeup sponsor…they are truly an amazing partner!
This is the face chart that I designed for the makeup look.
Lois Samuels asked me to create a look that matched the feel of her collection. I drew inspiration from the color palette and structure of Lois’ clothing line. In designing the makeup look, I introduced the idea of daytime smoky eyes, soft flushed cheeks, and a semi matte lip. To reflect the masculinity and menswear inspiration of Lois’ collection, we decided to go with with strong contoured cheeks and a well groomed brow. The skin was fresh and dewy.
The core products included:
- Natural Mineral Foundation
- Hi Def Hydrating Mineral Powder
- Liquid Mineral Foundation
- Mineral Primer
- Ultimate Concealer
- Mineral Rice Setting Powder
- Mineral Radiance in Sundance
- Minerals in the Mist
- Eye shadows – Merlot, Storm, Halo, Moonstone
- Eyeliner in Blackest Black
- Mascara in Onyx
- Brow Artiste
- Crushed Mineral Blush in Plumberry and Sherbet
- Liner in Pout
- Lipstick in Barely Nude and Cuvee
- Lipshine in Crush
- Lipgloss in Praline
Here’s the day in pictures:
Here I am sorting products for the makeup station
Orlando beautifying a model
Here’s Lois with actor Malik Yoba. He’s a friend of Lois’ and came to support her show.