3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014


Francelle Daly (NARS): “I was inspired by Phillip’s use of techno fabrics this season—you’ll them see in the accessories and sunglasses. There’s a prismatic opalescence that I wanted to incorporate into the makeup. So we did a new take on the summer glow called a ‘monochromatic techno glow,’ which translates into illuminated skin with holographic textures. We mixed Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with the Illuminator in Copacobana to add a nice little glow. Then, we put The Multiple in Luxor on the high planes of the face—the nose, bow of the mouth, chin, and as a base on the eyelids from corner to corner, lash line to brow—to give an opalescent shimmer. Luxor works on every skin tone from very dark to very pale. I set the face for the runway with the Duo Eyeshadow in Iceland, to catch the light in a cool, cyber way.  I put mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and a new pewter and copper eye shadow duo in the crease of the eye, just to pop the lid and give the eye a multi-tonal effect. For the lips, I used a new gloss that I pressed onto the lips directly with my finger, so it’s barely there. Using your fingers, rather than the wand or the doe foot, gives you more control over how much product you put on your lips, so you can have a very sheer gloss. Your fingers will also calm down pigment glosses that are too opaque or too white.”

Paul Hanlon (Osis): “The hair looks wet, but, physically, it isn’t. Phillip’s idea for the hair was for it to be deconstructed, like a castaway Robinson Crusoe character. We looked at old Peter Lindbergh pictures and made kind of an ode to [hairstylist] Julien d’Ys’s 'organic' hair. We really played with and manipulated the hair starting with Twin Curl, which is a mix of a cream and a gel, and then we put in lots and lots of Grip Super Hold Mousse. Then we pulled it back into a knot-dreadlock, tied like you would tie your shoelaces, so all of the girls look a little bit different, and sprayed it down with the Elastic Hair Spray. This look is slightly more conceptual and editorial than you would do in the street. I think what you can take from it is not to leave the house with wet hair, but that, rather than pulling your hair back with a hair tie, a ponytail, or a braid, you can put your hair in a knot and make it a little more 'savage'—or let’s say, rustic. It’s a bit more contemporary.”

Photographed by Emily Weiss on September 9, 2013 in New York.

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  • http://www.beautibop.com/ Rebecca

    Unusual, but so perfect for a show! They look like perfect mermaids!!


  • Komal

    I am all for illuminated skin, especially since it's getting colder these days! Loving all the backstage fashion week pictures floating around online, especially this set here. http://www.jossbox.com/insider/new-york-fashion-week-spring-14-bradford-gregory
    Keep up the good work!

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  • Victoria

    Could you please do a piece on the ICB makeup? It was glossy and amazing and I need to know how to do it!

  • blushingincolor

    It's good for a show, but on the street the wet effect just looks greasy, oily and disgusting :)


  • http://www.thestyletrunk.com/ tracey che king

    I was wondering when the wet look was going to make a comeback, and there it is! The deconstructed wet look, looks like it's going to be the perfect bad hair day hairstyle for Summer.


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