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How To Get The Look: ‘Baby Blues’ as seen at SS14 NYFW

Thursday 30 January 2014

Make 2014 the year you brave a new look and take inspiration from NYFW! 

We were inspired by the design house Badgley Mischka’s gorgeous show. Key makeup artist Tom Pecheux worked with Mac Cosmetics to create a look inspired by ’70s red carpet mermaids.

We’ve created a ‘how to get the look’ guide inspired by this catwalk trend. Our beauty writer and makeup artist Tabby shows you how.

Key Products  

Dermalogica: Daily Microfoliant, Skin Hydrating Booster, Ultra Calming Mist & Active Moist

Mac: Face & Body Foundation, Select Moisturecover Concealer, Mac Pro Invisible Set Powder, Pro Longwear Paint Pot Clearwater, Mac Pro Aqua Eyeshadow, Blacktrack Fluidline, In Extreme Dimension Mascara

Eylure:  Individual False Lashes

Bene?t:  Eyebright Pencil

Nars:  Laguna Bronzer, Large than Life lipgloss in Odalisque

Cleanse & Prep Skin

Start by prepping your skin well. This look relies heavily on a fresh glowy base. To create this healthy glow, you are going to need to spend a bit of time working on the skin from within. I like to use Dermalogica skincare, as it’s fragrance free and gentle enough for all skin types. I started by washing Claire’s face with Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Face Oil and followed up with Daily Microfoliant. This product is a fantastic daily face exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin cells without scratching the surface. Once skin was patted dry, I spritzed Claire’s face with Ultra Calming Face Mist and applied Skin Hydrating Booster serum to help lock in moisturizer. To ?nish the skin regime I applied Active Moist Moisturizer and followed with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

HOW TO GET THE LOOK ‘BABY BLUE’S’ cleanse prep skin

Create a Flawless Glowy Base

After applying face primer, I used the Mac 190 foundation brush to apply Mac Face & Body Foundation to Claire’s face, blending well. This foundation is water based and ideal for creating “fresh” looking skin. I followed this with Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer under eyes and on any ares of redness using a Mac 224 ?uffy blending brush. Once all problem areas were covered, I set the foundation with Mac Pro Invisible Set Powder, applied just on the forehead, nose, and chin. I then de?ned Claire’s cheekbones with Nars Laguna Bronzer, which is ideal for most skin types.

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Make the Eyes the Feature

The eyes are really the key feature of this makeup. The backstage makeup artist used Mac Pro Chomacakes to create this look by mixing these very pigmented cakes in shades of cyan and white to create the pastel colour on the lid. Just before models hit the runway, gloss was applied to give a “wet” look. Most of us, however, don’t have a lot of time in the morning to indulge the inner artiste. Eye gloss, while perfect for fashion shows, will eventually crease throughout the day. I suggest using these key products to recreate the look with the bene?t of longer staying power and a more wearable quality.


I started by ?lling in Claire’s brows lightly with Mac Lingering Brow Pencil. Be sure to blend the wax product in with an angled brush to avoid a “done” look. Next, I prepped her eyelid with a Mac Pro Long-wear Paint Pot in Clearwater using a ?at Mac 239 brush. After blending this in, I then applied Mac Pro Aqua eyeshadow on top of the base, blending it into the crease of the eye with a Mac 224 ?uffy brush. I de?ned the eyes using Mac Blacktrack gel eyeliner on half of the eyelid and ?icked it out with Mac’s 208 brow brush, and cleaned the edges with a Mac 212 square brush dipped in makeup remover.  To make the eyes look more open, I applied a beige liner in the inner waterline using Bene?t’s Eye Bright. I ?nd this colour less harsh than conventional white eyeliner.


Finally, I used Mac In Extreme Dimension Mascara and placed a few Eylure Individual False Lashes onto the corner of the eyes, to create a ?uttery, soft lash look. It’s best to use tweezers to place the individual lashes as close to the lash line as possible without actually gluing them to the lash hairs. It takes a little practice but makes a big difference!


Finish With Coral Lips

I completed this look by adding a sweep of Nars Odalisque Gloss to her lips with a concealer brush. Using a ?rm synthetic ?at brush to apply lipstick and gloss works a little better than a small pointed brush as it’s quicker and coats the lips completely. I used the edge  of the brush to create a sharp ?nish around the lip line. Shu Umera’s Synthetic 6m brush would be perfect for this.


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Photography : Carl Osbourn

Retouching : Sergi Melia

Model : Claire Selby@ Pro?le Models

Makeup/Hair : Tabby Casto using Mac/Nars/Dermalogica/Eylure/Bene?t