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Sep 9, 2012

Backstage at Imitation by Tara Subkoff SS2013

Subkoff's This Is Not A Fashion Show made the clothes entirely irrelevant, making it more of a human art installation than anything.  The theme of the day was all about what we, as women, go through when we get ready to go out into the world.  Not so much with the makeup, hair, and clothes, but what we go through emotionally.  This would be obvious to you if you went and saw the nude models wearing masks with faux plastic surgery marks on them, but don't worry, you won't see those pictures here.  We'll focus instead on the girls primping and preening, dressing and undressing, in front of antiqued mirrors 
Robin Black used Hourglass Cosmetics for the presentation, but was given the unusual task of making up girls/women of all ages (unusual for a fashion presentation anyways...but I suppose that's the point).  The overall makeup look was pretty natural, remember that most of these people were real women rather than runway models, but many had a pop when it came to the lipcolor. 
Black started with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum to prep the skin, followed by Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer was used to cover up imperfections as needed.  Contouring and highlighting was done with Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light. Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush was used on the apples of the cheeks for a natural glow.
Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palette was used for the eyes, with the shell color all over the lid as the base, and then the bone white shade on the inner corners. Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil (launching October 2012) in Espresso was used from the outer corners of the bottom lash line to just shy of the inner corners, and smudged with the Hourglass #11 brush. Two coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara was used to complete the eyes.
The face was framed with pretty natural brows, that were just filled in with the new Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil (launching October 2012- and I can't wait) in Soft Brunette. 
All of the girls were wearing Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, most in the bright colors like Icon and Muse, but some with the more subtle rose shades.  

Kristina Estabrooks used CND nail colors to create the look, which reminded me of the reflective quality of the antiqued mirrors throughout the gallery.  Oval shaped nails were given a pointed tip and swirled with CND Copper Pearl Effect & CND Colour in Putty.  

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