regarding the beauty look backstage at the 3.1 phillip lim spring 2015 runway show, lead artist francelle daly expounded, “there is a lot of see-through transparency and airiness to the collection – I wanted that to come through in the makeup. my inspiration is sensuality; the way the morning light hits you as you wake up in your bedroom, with sensual skin beaming with rays of light.” to do so, she highlighted the cheek bones, high planes of the face, and bridge of the nose to accentuate and bring out an inner glow using a new product set to launch in january (stay tuned!).

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grrrl-bye asked:

Sara! What color lipstick is that in the 20th vid?! It's perfection

thank you (related)! it is liv audacious lipstick, one of the darkest shades in the 40-sku collection. i applied a layer, blotted, applied another layer, blotted again, and dabbed on a final layer to create a long-lasting effect. it worked — i didn’t touch up once!

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the accessory every bad girl’s gonna wanna want for fall? eyebrow piercings. lol.

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i’ve written about the naeem khan hair and makeup test before, but since it is one of the things i look forward to manning each season, i’m doin’ it again. lead artist james boehmer never fails to create a stunning beauty look, one that perfectly reflects the designer’s vision; spring 2015 was no different though it was a departure from season’s passed as it featured a more relaxed woman, one that took off her evening gown in favor of a sportswear-inspired look. what started as an inspiration from the late lauren bacall extended to feature casual makeup of a slightly-stained lip (thanks to a light blotting of ingrid audacious lipstick on the inner area) and a glossy, tanned eye and wind-blown waves created by sally hershberger.

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each season, i look forward to seeing what tanya taylor has cooked up and (thankfully) nars has sponsored her makeup since she began showing at fashion week. for spring 2015, lead artist uzo created the beauty look. her inspiration: “the tanya taylor woman is always crisp, fresh and bold. she loves a surprise and appreciates the unexpected. her make-up mirrors that expression again this season with classically radiant and highlighted skin combined with a shockingly bright orange-red lip.”

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the model board backstage at alexander wang. monsieur wang typically requests what we in *the biz* call *a skin moment,* so the beauty look for spring 2015 featured “moisturized skin paired with accentuated highlighting and contouring to bring out the strength of the girl’s features,” according to lead artist diane kendal.

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last night, nars cosmetics (the company that pays my bills) celebrated 20 years of audacious beauty with an event that required me to don my best ‘pr girl black’ in order to assist an eclectic crowd of models, socialites, designers, and various people cooler than myself. the gallery space in which the party was held was speckled with iconic images lensed by mr. françois nars himself, the brand’s founder and creative director.

my feet still hurt but beauty is pain, you guys.

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nars’ 20th anniversary party with barneys was fun. too much fun, i think.

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the beauty look (created by lead artist james boehmer for nars) at creatures of the wind was inspired by “skater boys.” basically: flushed cheeks and well-groomed brows.

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it’s that time again: [spring 2015] fashion week. whether you work in the industry full-time or just have an interest, this is when trends are born. it’s pretty exciting. as i do digital pr for one of the beauty sponsors, nars cosmetics, i’ll be scurrying around the city working backstage at some of the most-watched runway shows including thakoon, 3.1 phillip lim, rodarte, alexander wang, and marc jacobs. with that in mind, for my own sanity, be prepared for my blog content to act as a reflection of these experiences.

some features to expect:

  • a day in the life of a beauty pr girl
  • what it’s really like backstage
  • what are the must-have items in my bag
  • glimpses of non-work presentations and events

now, it’s your turn — as i try to implore each season, if you there is anything you’d like to see during fashion week, feel free to reply/comment/email me with suggestions.

and be sure to follow me on twitter and instagram for more juicy bits.

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