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Sep 6, 2013

New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014

Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2014 collection was inspired by an old photo of Bianca Jagger in Mexico, so the beauty look backstage consisted of some Mexican themes.  The makeup look was inspired by Frida Kahlo with bold brows as far as the eye could see.  Dia de los Muertos-inspired mani’s were sprinkled in for some color and the sort of edginess that we expect from a Rebecca Minkoff show.  Kahlo-esque braids were woven into the hair, but with a modern twist.  

Hair: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé
Syfu started by oomphing up the texture of the models' hair using TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse and then rough drying with her fingers, rather than blowing out with a brush.  Next the models were given messy side parts that were teased and sprayed with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray for even more texture.  Hair was braided on both sides (some girls with fishtail braids, and some with regular braids) and fastened with elastics.  
The 2 braids were wrapped around each other and fastened to the head with bobby pins.  A little TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo was used to give the 'do's a matte finish.  

Makeup: Sarah Lucero for Stila
Lucero started by giving the models flawless skin with the new Stilla CC Cream.  After the skin was finished, the emphasis was really all about the eyes.  Colors from the In The Know eyeshadow palette were used as base colors for a heavily lined eye.  Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eyeliner in Dark Brown was used on the top line of the eye, and then Kajal Eyeliner in Tiger’s Eye was used on the bottom line.  Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner in Burgundy (new for spring 2014) was used to make the whole thing pop, along with a bold brow using Stay All Day waterproof brow color.  For a subtle pop of adobe on the cheeks and lips, Lucero used Convertible Color in Camellia. 

Nails: Michelle Saunders for Essie
Day of the Dead-inspired nails were created using a base of Essie Tart Deco (coral) on the nails and toes.  Random accent nails were created using Blanc (white) to create little skulls, with Licorice (black) and Butler Please (blue) to make the accent nails pop.  For those of us who are...ahem... a little lackluster in the nail art department, Saunders recommends making mini skulls by painting a lightbulb shape on the nail to start.  Then you can accent it with a dotting tool with the blue or black colors.    

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