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Blue Eyeliner and Marble Nails at Creatures Of The Wind A/W ’14

February 7th, 2014

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At Creatures of the Wind A/W 2014, the look revolved around a pop of blue liner on the lower lashline and nude marble nails.

Creatures Of The Wind A/W '14 runway beauty
“The collection this season is about transcendence- moving from the earthly realm into the light. We wanted the makeup to reflect a sense of purity and illumination, so we focused on gleaming, luminous skin and a metallic blue liner on the inside of the eye to light the eyes from within,” says James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry.

NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Stick Concealer
Loose powder

Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Oural Brow Gel

Mauritanie Matte Multiple (New for Fall 2014, for now try Nā Pali Coast Multiple)
Triple X Lip Gloss

Lead manicurist and butter LONDON Global Color Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, drew inspiration from the space-like/psychedelic vibe of the fabrics and patterns within the collection to create the nail look.

She used a technique called water marbling to create the nail design, with the agate stones that inspired the A/W ’14 collection as her guide. Each nail (675 in total) was made by hand last night by Katie and her team—with no two nails alike. To achieve the look, Katie poured drops of several Nail Lacquer shades (Yummy Mummy, Diamond Geezer, Posh Bird, Pearly Queen, Billy No Mates) one after another into a bowl of water, creating rings of color, much like agate. Once the color had been placed, Katie took an orange wood stick to swirl the colors together, creating a range of patterns. She then dipped the press on nail into the water, letting it sit under the water’s edge just below the pattern she wanted to lift onto the nail. Once removed, the pattern below the surface was transferred to the nail. To add playful variation to the nail look, two different base colors were used, Nail Lacquer in Trallop was used on half of the models nails and Nail Lacquer in Teddy Girl was used on the rest.

Creatures Of The Wind A/W '14 beauty look
Metallic blue eyeliner at Creatures Of The Wind A/W '14
Creatures Of The Wind A/W '14 backstage makeup by NARS
Marble Nails at Creatures Of The Wind A/W '14

Images: Courtesy of NARS Cosmetics and butter LONDON.

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Giveaway: Win A Free Estee Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer!

March 21st, 2011

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This spring, Estee Lauder has added 8 new, high-fashion shades to their Pure Color Nail Lacquer collection. Colors include creamy fuchsia, cobalt, dark forest and violet to shimmery black, chocolate brown, oyster and taupe.

To rock these new vibrant shades, Estee Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux recommends “applying two coats of the polish followed by a very shiny, clear top coat. The nails should look very shiny and glossy – like a contemporary Chinese lacquer.”

I will be giving away Chocolate Crave and Wicked Green to two lucky readers so you guys can try it out too. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment by March 26th. Open to US residents only.

The limited edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer will be exclusive to Nordstrom stores in March 2011 for $19.50.

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