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Runway Beauty: Eygptian Beauty at The Blonds S/S 2016

September 17th, 2015

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Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Collection brought us a beauty look that is glistening and decadent.

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Makeup: Kabuki for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: CND

“I would describe The Blonds collection as a fantasy of ancient Egypt set to a disco beat,” explained Kabuki on the inspiration for the makeup look. “I tried to capture this feeling by using lots of gold-on-gold tones and shimmers.”

The skin is tan and glowing using Matchmaster Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer where needed. The eyelid is primed with MAC Paints in Bamboom, a warm nude cream shadow. Vanilla Pigment is then layered on the center of the lid and used liberally as a highlighter for the temples and cheekbones. Sculpt and Bone Beige Sculpting Powders are used under the cheekbone and to contour the eyelid. #33 Eyelashes with a little Haute + Naughty Mascara at the root are used to open the eye but still keep the nude effect a la Versuschka. A handmade gold chrome applique was applied under the eye to imitate Egyptian eyeliner and compliment the jewelry.

Finally, the lip is created by drawing Stripdown Lip Pencil with Pillow Talk Lipstick on the outer part and How Tropical Lipstick in the center.

On the nails, each model wore a distinct style. The CND team hand-sculpted the nails and their larger-than-life embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond.

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Images: Courtesy of CND.

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Runway Beauty: 3D Nails and White Eyeliner at The Blonds A/W 2015

February 19th, 2015

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At The Blonds A/W 2015, over-the-top 3D nails were paired with a relatively stripped down makeup look of white eyeliner and nude, contoured faces.

White eyeliner at The Blonds A/W 2015
Makeup: Kabuki for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: CND

To create “a tuxedo effect”, Kabuki first created a black cat eye with M·A·C PRO Creme Liner then added M·A·C PRO Pure White Acrylic Paint above it. He left the lashes bare with no mascara or faux lashes so the line stayed clean and sharp. The rest of the face was kept toned down with Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation set with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, M·A·C PRO Bone Beige Sculpting Powder under the cheekbones softened with M·A·C PRO Accentuate Shaping Powder, and an ultra nude lip, courtesy of Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, Siss, Fleshpot and Tanarama Lipsticks.

To create the unique 3D nails on the models, the CND Design Lab Team handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with CND® Liquid & Powder and BRISA® Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color and VINYLUX® Weekly Polish, using innovative techniques to create matte suede texture. Accented with gold chrome accessories, textural elements and layering created serious dimension, while couture camouflage in industrial tones were embellished with hand-crafted molten paillettes. The bold 3D designs, which took a total of over 900 combined hours to create, were pierced, draped, laced, torn and burnt, perfectly accessorizing The Blonds’ theatrical collection.

3D Nail art at The Blonds A/W 2015
The Blonds A/W 2015 runway nails by CND
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White eyeliner with nude lips at The Blonds A/W 2015

Images: Courtesy of CND and M·A·C Cosmetics.

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Runway Beauty: Indian Inspired Eyes and Nails at Libertine A/W 2015

February 19th, 2015

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With vague references to mythology and Indian culture, the Libertine A/W 2015 collection centered around a beauty look that consisted of a dramatic cat eye and heavily adorned nails.

Libertine A/W 2015 runway beauty
Makeup: Chantel Miller for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: CND

To convey the idea of “a Libertine girl set in celebratory India”, Miller created a traditional black eye with a splash of neon pigments. She blended M·A·C Midnight Well Eyeshadow in Black Onyx on the crease before buffing M·A·C Carbon Eyeshadow along the edges to elongate the eyes. She left the center of the lid and brow bone bare but added Midnight Well Eyeshadow in Black Onyx in the inner brow and lower lashline. She lined the upper lashline with M·A·C Pointblack Liquidlast Liner and pressed M·A·C Jet Couture Pressed Pigment onto the center of the lid and under the brow bone. She finished the look by adding a pop of color through the middle part of the hair with M·A·C Process Magenta Pigment mixed with hairspray.

The eye-catching, golden nails created by the CND Design Lab Team were constructed with CND® Liquid & Powder, painted with VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and embellished with CND® Additives and a variety of unconventional materials and architectural accessories. Abstract shark teeth nails, inspired by baguettes on the sleeves of the Libertine garments, featured blinding gold studs in varying textures with one giant shark tooth extending halfway up the finger. Other models donned chandelier chains reminiscent of dripping melted gold, which were webbed together between the fingers for an over-the-top molten metal effect. The lavish 3D looks were tricked out with 2,500 hand-placed paillettes, 600 feet of gold chain and 110 individually sculpted shark teeth.

Gold chains on nails at Libertine A/W 2015
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Images: Courtesy of CND.

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Dramatic Lips and 3D Nails at The Blonds A/W ’14

February 16th, 2014

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Inspired by the feminine villains of classic comic books, the look at The Blonds A/W ’14 was all about dramatic lips, bold brows and out-there nails.

The Blonds A/W '14 runway beauty
Makeup: Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics
Nails: CND

Face
* Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel – applied with 191 Foundation Brush to instantly hydrate and refresh
* Fast Response Eye Cream – patted around the eye area to smooth and revitalize skin
* PRO Longwear Concealer – used as a foundation and applied with 191 Foundation Brush to even and perfect, the pushed into the lower lashline to brighten eyes with 195 Concealer Brush
* PRO Performance Sponge – used to blend, creating a flawless matte skin to finish
* Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – swept over the skin with 116 Blush Brush to polish and set * M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended under cheekbones with 116 Blush Brush to sculpt and contour
* Fun Ending Powder Blush (available Fall/Winter 2014) – blended over cheeks to brighten and blanace skin

Eyes – Look 1
* Bare Canvas Paint – blended over the eyelid as a base with 242 Shade Brush
* M·A·C PRO Black Creme Liner – drawn through the upper lashline to create a feline shaped liner
* 36 Lash – applied to the uppwer lashes and defined with Haute & Naughty Black Mascara to perfect
* Brows were blanked out with Studio Finish Concealer and replaced with custom paper cut outs for a built-in attitude, using Duo Adhesive

Eyes – Look 2 (3 models received cat-eye eyelids)
* M·A·C PRO Landscape Green Chromaline – blended through the crease of the eye to contour, using 217 Blending Brush
* M·A·C PRO Pure White Chromaline – buffed onto the eyelid using using 217 Blending Brush for a creamy white highlight

Lips
* Designer Purple Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – used to create an intimidating definition to lips and rich base
* Fuchsia and Madly Magenta Pigments – mixed together and blended out through the center of the lip for a “sinister” mouth

Nails
23 unique nail designs that were sharp, strong, bold and intricate with extreme and pointed shapes were created for the show. CND’s artists handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with Retention+TM Liquid & Powder and BrisaTM Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND ShellacTM and VINYLUXTM. The looks were finalized with unique embellishments, including jagged vintage jewels, Swarovski crystals, chains, pearls, leather, glitter, foil, velvet and more for a rich seductive finish.

3D nail art by CND at The Blonds A/W '14
The Blonds A/W '14 nail art

Images: Courtesy of CND.

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Runway Beauty: Creature of the Wind Fall 2013

February 21st, 2013

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At Creatures of the Wind A/W 2013, NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer created a makeup look that complements the collection by adding a new element. “You see the pearl on their cheeks, and an angular line that almost makes the look hard and not so feminine, like a Teddy girl in the UK after World War II. I also wanted to balance Chris and Shane’s inspiration of artificiality, and candy, by creating a look that had a combination of matte and pearl but no real sense of contour, depth or color.” said James.

Runway makeup and nails at Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013
NARS makeup face chart at Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013

Face
* Sheer Matte Foundation
* Loose Powder
* Radiant Creamy Concealer

Eyes
* Maldives Multiple
* Copacabana Multiple
* Nepal Single Eyeshadow
* Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
* Loose Powder
* Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Brows
* Brow Gel

Lips
* Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
* Madère Pure Matte Lipstick

Nails
CND Electric Orange with CND Impossibly Plush color ran down one-third of the nail, and waves of CND Blue Rapture, CND Seaside Party and CND Faux Fur were hand-painted with a detail brush over the orange side of the nail. The second color block incorporated CND Cityscape and CND Asphalt with CND Svelte Suede color down one-third of the nail and the third color block included a base of CND Studio White with CND Cityscape

Nails by CND at Creatures of the Wind Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of NARS and CND.

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