High-Drama Beauty at Erickson Beamon
So many shows have featured toned-down makeup and nude nails this week that I nearly forgot I was experiencing one of the most theatrical events in New York. Thank goodness for Erickson Beamon, whose high-drama hair and makeup immediately made me downright giddy. Backstage, 60s-inspired beauty was taken to another level, perfectly matching the designers' on-the-edge accessories I covet. Finally, someone spiked the punch at this party!
The first thing that caught my eye was the wildly exaggerated face paint. NYX Cosmetics makeup artist, Tina Turnbow, imagined a huge, expressive eye look evocative of 60s model Penelope Tree. Turnbow used black and white pencils to enhance the eye shape (she recommends jumbo pencils for an easier smoky eye), and skipped powders in favor of a dewy, modern complexion. Lips were topped off with the line's tinted lip balm in Sukriya, a flattering sheer coral red.
Keeping in theme, Sarah Potempa imagined voluminous Richard Avedon-worthy hair. Two looks were created for the presentation, including an impressive inverted french twist that starred a down-to-there braid, and a romantic, equally bum-grazing wavy 'do. And the nails (oh, the nails!) by Miss Pop were inspired by the edge of a 60s French film, the faded silver screen. The oval-shaped talons were even painted gold underneathhow's that for glam?
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