“We were inspired by Australia for this collection. We wanted to reference Aboriginals, the outback, and the Dust Bowl, along with a Victorian reference and bring them together in a rugged way.” The Mulleavy sisters, the brilliant designers behind Rodarte presented an equally brilliant beauty concept for their Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week with the help of NARS cosmetics and their makeup artists.
The lead makeup artist James Kaliardos explained that harsh cold weather usually equally dry and uneven skin on the models and so then revealed his secret NARS remedies backstage to Style.com, “Everyone’s skin is just disastrous right now.” Kaliardos soaked cotton pads with NARS’ new Makeup Cleansing Water and then slathered on “pretty much everything” from the brand’s skincare line to remedy models’ dry complexions—the unhappy result of four full days of shows.
The models faces were prepped using NARS sheer glow foundation. To give the models faces a warm glow the NARS team blended bronze and pink pigments he was heavy handed in keeping with the designers idea making sure it wasn't “all bronzer and J. Lo”. He sculpted the cheeks with layers of NARS Bronzer in Laguna and applied the NARS blush in Madly onto the apples of cheeks, “geisha-style.” The makeup team also applied NARS blush in Gaiety from the crease toward the outer corners of eyes. The lips were painted with Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero.
Hairstylist Odile Gilbert prepped hair with Kérastase Mousse Volumactive and tucked in gold pins with pretty stars on them. As for which girls got to wear the gold stars Gilbert said the designers themselves decided that. “They decide everything. They know what they want.”
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