Thursday, September 13, 2012

NYFW: Backstage with NARS Director of Global Beauty James Boehmer at Naeem Khan


Written by Guest Blogger Amanda Raye of broke&chic

Wondering what beauty trends to explore for the fall season? Well the verdict is bold lips and strong brows for the fall and it will carry us into the spring season as well ladies!

NARS Naeem Khan SS13 artist in action - lo resPhoto Courtesy of Sara Zucker for Nars

I was able to get the beauty dish with NARS Director of Global Beauty, James Boehmer and the Lead Hairstylist from Bumble and Bumble, Neil Moodie.  According to Boehmer of NARS: "The inspiration was Wallis Simpson, so to make the look more updated, we focused on a glossy, very vinyl-texture lip to contrast the matte texture of the skin." The skin was left very matte and the eyes very simple. The wow factors came from the bold and elongated brow. To get the look Boehmer used Bali, Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow. For the lip he got extremely creative. He wanted a lip color that would look amazing on all the models. He started with the "Jungle Red" Lip Liner and overlaid it with "Damned Velvet" Matte Lip Pencil, "Never Say Never" Velvet Lip Pencil, and to finish it off, he added "Place Vendome Larger Than Life" Lip Gloss. Plum might be the lip color of choice for fall but it'll be all about deep red this upcoming spring!

Inspired by the 1940's look, Moodie went with the classic chignon, the vision was "elegance in royalty", giving the models a powerful look without being too over-the-top.

 IMG_1375IMG_1405He went with a center part to add even more of a statement. The nails were done by Dashing Diva and they wanted a classic womanly manicure with an edge their Color fx in red completely the look.


The hair, makeup and nails tied in beautifully with the gorgeous designs of Naeem Khan. This show was titled "The Duchess of Windsor: Exotic Gardens, Fiery Skies, and the Arabian Sea."


Photos by Thomas Iannaccone

According to Khan:

"The focus of this collection is drawn from elemental beauty, and cultural landscapes: the intricacy of Moroccan art, geometric patterns, and delicate metalwork, as well as floral imagery, burning desert sunsets, and crashing ocean surf. These concepts were literally, and figuratively, translated into prints, beading, thread work and laser cut leather designs.

The Naeem Khan collection has evoked to encompass daywear and separates keeping true to the high embellishment and timeless glamour."


Would you ever try the bold lip and strong brow look that graced the runways?


Anonymous said...

I would do the bold lip but I may not do the strong brows.

Unknown said...

The last Picture, her Brows are amazing!!

Unknown said...

Yes!! I have a big and thick brows and big red lip!! I would love to try them out! If I do a better maekup.; D


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