Francoise Nars narscosmetics.com/world-of-nars/ handpicked his assistants at a preliminary test held at Milk Studios. All the artists were to create a smokey eye and red lip. That was all exact the instruction we received and no detail on the color he wanted or shape. In 30 minutes our brushes had to be down , no exceptions! Each artist had a different idea on what that meant so it was interesting to see. Photos were taken with you and your model after the faces of the models were inspected in the daylight by Francoise & Lina (his right hand). Well, I guess I aced it because I was asked to be a part of the show on *Valentine’s Day*.
This was the last show of NY Fashion Week which took place at the Lexington Avenue Armory. The look was a Joan Jet inspired with a smokey eye and light lip pictured below. There were 54 models that all looked alike with black wigs by Guido artandcommerce.com . The eyes were created with black shadow (Pandora Duo Eyeshadow) & softened with your finger or a brush after the application. Nars Sheer Glow foundation & loose powder afterwards to leave a very mat face. Emphasis was placed on powdering the lids before the Pandora black shadow was applied. Black Moon eyeliner pencil thinly placed along the lash line, following the shape of the eye. Iceberg white liner inside the eye to create an illusion of a bigger eye. A bit of foundation on the lip allowing the natural pink color of lip to show through. Nico or Zen as contour & blush. To seal the look was a rosebud salve over the eye shadow to give that Rock n Roll feel! It was a great vibe and I was so happy to be a part of the production. A great way to close NY Fashion Week!