Since I'm a visual person I hardly ever remember the album title but I just remember what the album art looks like.
It’s no secret that I go gaga over Fashion Month, especially when it comes to learning the backstage beauty tricks of some of the industry’s heavy hitters. For the first week of this season, though, I was admittedly pretty bored. No-makeup makeup? Come on! We’ve seen that one just over a gazillion times, am I right?
That’s why Rodarte’s Fall 2015 show felt so refreshing. Not only were models sporting apricot-hued blush on their eyelids, but also a strip of teensy crystals just below their bottom lash lines.
Then came my real concern: could I rock this look in real life? Come with me on my quest to find out.
I started with foundation and concealer for a fresh-faced look. Makeup artist James Kaliardos used only NARS products for Rodarte, so I at least used the brand for my face makeup: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
Models at the show had the prettiest rosy glow. I duplicated the look by swiping Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Petal just below my cheekbones.
To create a lit-from-within glow, I dabbed RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, a gorgeous cream illuminator, on my cheekbones, chin, forehead, nose, and inner eyes.
After priming eyelids and lightly filling in brows, I tapped my personal favorite peachy blush on my lids: Benefit Majorette Cream Blush. I worked the color just outside my outer corners, blending well as I went.
Next, the hard part: using tweezers, I applied a row of tiny rhinestones (which I bought for a few bucks at my local craft store) just below my lower lash lines.
If you can’t find rhinestones with sticky backs, false eyelash glue will work like a gem. Note: the key here is to keep the rhinestones from getting too close to your inner and outer corners, or mimicking your lash line too closely. Much edgier!
Finally, I finished with a light coat of CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara.
Rodarte’s beauty look featured the perfect pinky nude lip. I swiped on a layer of NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte, then topped it with Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Tulapina.
After middle-parting my hair, I spritzed on a texturizing spray--here I’m using Living Proof Instant Texture Mist--and scrunched until I had a bit of wavy body.
All in all, I love the subtle radiance of this look--it’s almost angelic. The row of crystals is a little much for everyday life, though. I could see myself copying this look again in the future--but with just one crystal in the inner corner of each eye.
- Any runway beauty looks you're dying to try?
- What trends are you looking forward to trying this spring/summer?