Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York is over, but we are still enthralled with the beautiful hair and makeup looks for Spring/Summer 2015 that we saw backstage. Dewy skin, with barely there makeup was the front-runner among most designers as the makeup of choice.
Soft lips paired with pastel eyes were a close runner-up as was the perennial smoky eye — albeit a soft smoke… Bold brows are always in, and were a staple on the runway. And if you want a break from traditional black eyeliner, try white line! From minimalistic to full-on glamazon, the backstage makeup looks are easily duplicated with the right tools.
1. Dewy Skin & Soft Blush
Try: Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum $21.99
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum features wild Arctic Cloudberry and encapsulated Vitamin C to instantly brighten the skin and improves moisture balance. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and dull skin. Natural anti-oxidants to protect against the signs of aging. Instantly beautifying effect with light reflecting pigments. Sheer, colorless finish.
Try: Smashbox ‘Halo’ Long Wear Blush $28
Inspired by the best-selling Halo powder! Get a luminous, lit-from-within flush with a long-wearing blush. The signature grinder shaves off just the right amount, so you’ll get the perfect flush every time. Buildable color allows for full control – dust on more color for even rosier radiance.
2. Pastel Eyes & Soft Lips
Try: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Trio $28
Super blendable, rich pigment, and easy-to-apply, Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio provide a true color in one swipe. With a coordinated base shade, contour color, and highlighter, they take the guesswork out of choosing your shadows.
Try: Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer $24
Say hello to the next generation of lip color. Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer by Smashbox is the new boundary-pushing lip color that delivers maximum high-lacquered color with major comfort all day long. Its unique formula goes on as a lacquer then uniquely adjusts to a stain for eight hours of long-lasting color.
3. Full Brows
Try: UBU (Urban Beauty United) Pluckable Slant Tweezers $4.99
This chic slant-tip tweezer features a curved handle and vibrant pattern so you can simply shape your arches in style ($4.99)
Try: Tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel $21
A tinted brow gel with colored clay that enhances, defines, and shapes brows. The wand applicator features tiny, hair-like bristles to create precise, filled-in brows. Infused with colored clay and an exclusive peptide blend, the waterproof gel formula naturally conditions and smooths the brows, reducing surface oil to lock in pigment for up to 12 hours.
4. Soft Smokey Eyes & Soft Lips
Try: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette $49
A set with increased-pigment and universal, neutral eye shades, a high-volume mascara, and a get-the-look chart for six different eye shape
Try: Milani Statement Color Lipstick in Nude Creme $5.49
True Instant Color One stroke, full coverage application This next generation lipstick gives the ultimate in color, texture and finish. The lightweight creamy formula contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips. Paraben-free.