backstage with NARS makeup artist at Christopher Kane aw14

Every year Christopher Kane’s collection speaks for itself, with no explanation or embellishments needed and this year was no exception when considering the backstage beauty look created by the one and only Nars for CK’s A/W14 show at Somerset House.

The look of the season is evidently less is more; create a magnificent make-up free look by mastering the art of fresh faced beauty with as little or as much products as possible, just remember to fake the naked-ness.

Make up Artist with model backstage

NARS Makeup Artist Does: Brows

With a continuing theme of tom-boy chic, Lucia Pieroni, lead artist for  Nars, has made eyebrows the key focus for this seasons show, using Nars Brow Perfector to guide the statement thick shape with a precision like ease follow with Oural Brow Gel, to not only emphasise but to help the brows maintain their shape for longer. This is a brow duo that would undoubtedly make Cara proud.

NARS Makeup Artist Does: Face

To continue this minimal look use Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and Nars Stick Concealer to even out skin tone and leave the face feeling effortlessly luminous, the beauty of this compact is that it can be used with a wet sponge if a dewy base is your destiny, for Kane’s show, this is a necessity to help you fake the makeup-less look like a pro.

NARS Makeup Artist Does: Cheeks

Frame the face with a slight splash of Blush in either Deep Throat or Madly, using the darker hue to emphasise cheekbones.

NARS Makeup Artist Does: Eyes

Add a touch of Copacabana Multiple to the corners of eyes to brighten.

NARS Makeup Artist Does: Lips

Finish with Nars Stick Concealer  on lips to give an even base when adding a touch of Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok to give you that just woke up natural lip stain.

Makeup backstage at Christopher Kane

Model at Christopher Kane

…and voilà! The key to this looks success is to let your natural beauty shine through. Just follow these easy steps for a fail safe, fresh faced, morning beauty routine.

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