Monday, September 10, 2012

Makeup Monday: Backstage at Ruffian











Amidst the backstage chaos at Ruffian, the models, MAC makeup artists, and Bumble and Bumble stylists seemed extraordinarily calm and collected - especially considering it was only 7:00 AM. Senior makeup artist James Kaliardos created the look with Williamsburg hipsters and an 18th century painting as a hybrid inspiration. And if we've learned anything from the Manhattanites in Bravo's New York based Gallery Girls, all Brooklyn girls wear red lipstick and weird clothes. Something tells me that wasn't his reference, but it would be amazing and hilarious if it was. I may not be in Williamsburg, but I am a Brooklynite, and I do love bold brows and red lips. And to be fair, also weird clothes. 

Here's the breakdown:

Hair: Textured pompadours with sleek sides and tousled ends.

Nails: A gorgeous blue with gold filigree. If you love nail art, follow MAC Cosmetics' Keri Blair on instagram.
 
Makeup: Contoured cheeks, ultra bold brows, wash of grey shadow, no mascara or liner. As for the lips, all of the models wore lipstick from the MAC Ruffian collection, with the red-heads in Ruffian Red, and the rest in Ruffian Naked. Overall, a bold yet fuss-free look that can be easily interpreted at home. In fact, as soon as I get the face chart (I forgot to grab a photo), I will show you how to do it!

26 comments:

  1. very cool pictures and i like the faces of the models, especially the first one ;)

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  2. The model with red hair is stunning! Lovely photography x

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  3. amazing photos!

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  4. Love these looks! Love your blog!

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  5. Oh snap! I, too, saw that episode of Gallery girls and was like, "Oh no she dint!" haha. And although you may fit that description, I'm fairly positive that you are much more willing to do actual work, like the other 99% of us, than when, some people. So kudos to you.

    Oh, and I love your red lips and weird clothes, sometimes. Other times I'm trying to figure out what you are trying to say and then decide that fashion is over mead head and that I should just accept it:)

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  6. Amazing. I'm loving that pompadour and red lip look!

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  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

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  8. Olá... adorei o seu blog, faça uma visita ao meu www.tucafashion.blogspot.com em breve migraremos para uma casinha maior chamada Srta. Sam...
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  9. Awww I was the first assistant to the stylist on this show. Was a great production...so glad you're covering it :)

    Kate

    www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  10. I love everything but especially the nails with the gold filigree detailing... those are seriously fabulous.

    xo, alison*elle

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  11. Awesome photos, that looks like a blast to be a part of!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  12. Would love to try out that manicure!
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  13. how gorgeous! this all looks like so much fun! i've always wondered what it was really like backstage at a fashion show. perfect!
    xo TJ

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  14. I love the pictures you took! Sometimes backstage is more interesting then the show

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  15. Love the bold brows and the red lip- so striking!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  17. This is lovely post! So inspiring!

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    - Alice

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot./fi

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  18. Awesome, so jealous, I want to work on fashion week and be a makeup artist!

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  19. Those nails are to die for! I wish I had the patience to do such beautiful nail art.

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  20. I really like the nail art. It looks awesome.

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  21. I got to see this show on the runway, so its nice to see it from behind the scenes. This show was my favorite, it didnt help that I have a weakness for Toile. But I swear I wanted everything they showed.

    xxoo
    Nicole

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