The Brit queen of modern luxury didn’t just reveal her SS ’17 collection during NYFW; she also launched her much-anticipated makeup, Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder. Backstage, long-time pal Pat McGrath used one of the newly-minted shadow palettes to create a bold turquoise eye (a strong look for VB’s usual streamlined aesthetic). Two days later, the collection hit Bergdorf’s counters. In Canada, it landed online October 1.
Preen’s Stunning Take on Florals
OK, OK, florals aren’t exactly unexpected for spring (amirite, Miranda Priestly?) but, backstage at Preen, the tried-and-true trend never looked fresher. Makeup artist for M.A.C Val Garland used eyelash glue to stick pressed petals on models’ faces, necks and décolletages—showing off the season’s romantic and crafty vibes in full bloom.
Margiela’s Makeup Extravaganza—Plus a Pat McGrath Product Sneak Peek
Yellow brows! Silver lips! Allllll the glitter! Margiela’s backstage was basically a makeup wonderland, lead by chief magician Pat McGrath. Part otherwordly, part rave-ready, the playful looks gave beauty lovers plenty to oooh! at—and a perfect platform for McGrath to tease her next product launch. On her Insta posts from the show, she hinted that launch 005 is coming. We’re betting on intense silver and gold pigments.
Kenzo’s ’80s Throwback
With Kenzo designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon taking cues from Grace Jones and Jerry Hall partying it up at Studio 54, nothing but a bright and bold beauty look would do. Makeup artist for M.A.C Lynsey Alexander made a red lipstick multitask, blending it high up on cheeks and into brow bones. For the lip itself, she switched to a liquid in a similar punchy red.
Alexander Wang’s Beachy (and Bleachy) Makeovers
With all but a guarantee of dramatic hair chops or dye jobs, this show is always a beauty-editor favourite. Spring 2017 delivered both, big time, with 18 (!) models going surfer blonde and donning new short, rough-layered cuts. Redken global creative director Guido Palau spritzed salt spray to coax the waves, while Nars makeup artist Diane Kendal dabbed bronzer high on cheekbones and Essie lead manicurist Michelle Saunders painted a matte top coat over sand-toned nails to complete the beach-comber look.
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