NYFW S/S '10: NARS @ Maria Grachvogel

NARS @ Maria Grachvogel
Maria Grachvogel used iconic references of Princess Margaret as photographed by Lord Snowden and Tippi Hedren in “Marnie” to convey the mood of her collection in a modern way- polished yet glamorous. The look is polished and strong- inspired by a glamorous and modern twist of Hitchcock’s femme fatale. “This look is not about the glowing skin underneath- it’s about the makeup- the brows need to be long and sketchy and the lips need to be rounded and bee-stung,” said lead artist James Boehmer. A flat, matte lip paired with a strong brow was balanced by a bare eye. “The lip,” James warns, “has to be really rich and vibrant- the focus is getting that rich lip otherwise the look can appear as if something is lacking.”

Get the Look
· Use NARS Concealer to cover imperfections· Layer NARS Sheer Matte Foundation over the entire face· Set with NARS Eden Loose Powder for a flawless, matte finish.

· Dust NARS D.Gorgeous Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) on the eyelids· Coat lashes with NARS Eden Loose Powder, caking them to appear thicker but at the same time lightening them for a completely bare eye· In small strokes, fill in brows with NARS London Eyeliner Pencil, avoiding any dramatic arch but instead drawing it flat out towards the temples.

· Heavily line and fill in lips with NARS Amazon Lipliner Pencil, accentuating the cupid’s bow and rounding out the bottom lip· Apply a layer of NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to create a bright red hue.

· Apply NARS Nico Blush to give a subtle hint of highlighting· Dust Desire Blush in round, circular movements onto the apples of the cheeks· Finish with NARS Taj Mahal Blush, blending it in with the pink cheeks and up towards the temples.

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