Backstage Beauty: The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

It might be called Fashion Week, but NYFW is also one of the best places to discover beauty inspiration for the season ahead. Hair stylists, makeup artists, and manicurists work with the designers to create a complete beauty look to complement the collection. I’ll be sharing all the hair and manicure inspiration later in the week, but today let’s take a peek at some of the prettiest makeup looks I spotted during New York Fashion Week. For a good dose of gorgeous, take a peek below…

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

The Maybelline makeup look at Tibi had a whimsical, fairytale feel. No mascara was used on the models’ lashes; just white liner and a light scattering of white shadow for an ethereal, dusty look. Our favorite Baby Lips was applied to the lips for a soft, subtly tinted pout.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Herve Leger
For the Herve Leger show, Sephora Pro created a look that exuded bold, feminine power. Starting with a bronzed and illuminated face, makeup artists finished off the look with an intense, smoky eye balanced with a nude lip. Pro tip from lead makeup artist Val garland: Using a sheer, nude lip gloss over a nude lipstick enhances the lips’ natural color while providing a satiny hint of shine.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Jason Wu
The gold and glittery Jason Wu Spring 2014 beauty look used a brown shadow and loose glitter on the lids. With such a bold eye, makeup artists from Lancôme kept the rest of the look sleek and simple.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Kate Spade
There’s that white liner again! (Do we sense a Spring 2014 beauty trend?) To go with Kate Spade’s collection, Jouer Cosmetics lead makeup artist Neil Scibelli went with a 1950s Sophia Loren-inspired look with a modern twist. Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint (which I swear by and use every single day) was used as the foundation for the look, and that pretty pop of color on the cheeks is Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Peony.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Jill Stuart
The makeup at Jill Stuart was defined by cool, fresh skin and a glossy, intense eye to go with the chic and modern collection. (Fun fact: To create the bold eye look, Sephora Pro makeup artists actually used Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Crystal on the lid!) Lips were left bare with just a hint of balm for a healthy touch.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Lela Rose
At Lela Rose, Stila makeup artist Romy Soleimani swiped a pop of lime green shadow on the lids, keeping the rest of the look pared down with just a subtle pop of pink on the lips.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2014 collection was inspired by Latin American women throughout history, so it was only fitting that Stila use a palette of warm Navajo neutrals and lots of lashes for the eyes, paired with bold, filled in brows inspired by Frida Kahlo.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

NARS created a Parisian look for Thakoon’s show, defined by soft pink lips, fresh skin, bold brows, and flirty lashes coated in Larger Than Life Mascara.

The Prettiest Makeup of Spring 2014

Trina Turk
To complement Trina Turk’s California Road trip-inspired collection, Stila embraced the casual glamour and rosy glow of a natural bombshell. Stila’s Convertible Color in gerbera and camellia was used on both the lips and cheeks.

Which look is your favorite?

I would say that Rebecca Minkoff created the most wearable look for day-to-day, but I’m also rather in love with the ethereal look from Tibi.


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Categories: Fashion Week, Ilana Saul, Makeup, Primp
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  • Ashley

    I agree with you on Rebecca Minkoff’s being the most wearable. I still don’t think I like that white liner on the bottom so thick like that. It’s so futuristic or ethereal looking.

  • Cassidy Short

    LOVE the Tibi, Thakoon, & Trina Turk looks this season! Simple yet chic and beautiful. Great post!


  • Jackelin

    I love the Thakoon soft color pallet !

  • Katie Daly

    Thes looks are right on! Of course they are a little over board BC they are runway. Aveda has done a amazing job making this into holiday looks and just came out with new fall colors that are limited. Look up a Aveda AFA near you to get the looks. Love this post!

  • Honey

    Absolutely fun n natural

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Some are really pretty and wearable! now we need to try them out 😉


  • Deanne Castro

    Loving the natural looks best! :)

    Love this! I just might take the challenge!

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  • Ana Sofia

    Some of them are really beautiful make-ups :)


  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Loving all of these makeup looks, love the natural ones the best :)


  • Harmony

    thakoon is the only one I like. It is more normal for everyday. The rest look like club or runway makeup, not for everyday.

  • Willow Jarosh

    Love Jill Stuart’s! I’d prob skip the gloss on the lids so it lasts longer, but it’s such a sultry smoky eye for a night out!

  • Hailey G

    Love these statement eyes! The second look is probably my fave but you have to love that gold eye shadow!

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  • Taanjaa

    I love the first one from Maybelline, it’s like frost winter going on! :)

  • alicia flynn

    Tibi, Jill Stuart and Rebecca Minkhoff…love the dewy glow that Sephora Pro used for the Jill Stuart look…such a fresh beautiful complexion for Spring!

  • Heather

    I think the first look screams “”Spring,”” but the last two looks are also gorgeous.

  • Deanne Castro

    Loving the natural looks best! :)

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  • sKYLA

    Tibi, Jill Stuart, and Herve Leger

  • Desare

    I really like the tibi look, herve leger, and really like the jason wu. I love glitter

  • Katelin Absher

    Something about the Tibi look is awesome! Jason Wu’s look was pretty awesome as well!!

  • Diamenrose

    Tibi, Trina Turk and rebecca minkoff and lela rose

  • Sequins In The City

    im really not into any of these looks, oh well…

  • aarwen

    Loved some of the looks. Could you do a post on best eye pallettes for all skin tones someday. It would be interesting.



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