BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week - Neiman Marcus

BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week

Nicole Jordan

September 29, 2016


In truth, Fashion Week is as much about beauty as it is about the clothes. Hair and makeup on the runway are a glimpse into the designers’ inspirations and how they envision their girl this season.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 runway collection proved that gothic can be glamorous, too. To pull off the look, you’ll need liner and lipstick in the the blackest of blacks, as well as a good measure of attitude.

Do as the models do and get skin makeup ready with the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, a favorite backstage at the rag & bone Fall 2016 runway show. “It’s my go-to skincare product backstage because it instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin to create the best possible canvas for makeup applications,” says Makeup Artist Gucci Westman.

Tom Ford made history with his first see-now-buy-now collection. And while it will be remembered as one of the gamechangers in this new era of fashion deliveries, the collection itself was a celebration of a bygone era: the ’90s. Some of the decade’s most familiar faces walked the runway, poised and sexy at once in bright sequins and swinging fringe skirts. Adding to the nostalgia: soft smoky eyes and super-fresh complexions.

Veronica Beard’s Fall 2016 collection presented a new take on the bohemian gypsy, embracing a free-flowing, unconstructed aesthetic. Backstage, hairstylist Kien Hoang used products from Oribe’s new texture collection to create romantic hair to match.

To get the look:
1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.  

2. Apply Matte Waves Texture Lotion and use fingers to roughly blow dry and enhance the natural wave.

3. Fold hair alternately through a mid-size iron to create soft bends.
4. Rake AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream through the ends to enhance texture and add separation.   

5. Finish by securing hair back at the nape of the neck with bobby pins.

At Giorgio Armani, she’s tiptoeing into color with the most subtle washes of eyeshadow. The iconic glow is a mainstay on the Giorgio Armani runway season after season. Master the look with Tim Quinn, national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani.

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