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Kristin Booker • September 10, 2014

New York Fashion Week Diaries: Makeup Tips From Backstage at DKNY

 

DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

As you know if you’ve been a fan of the site for some time (and if not, welcome,) I’ve got a lifelong thing for Donna Karan, and the DKNY show is part of my DNA. This season, the brand went for a look that embodies the soul and spirit of its main inspiration: the insanely-busy women of New York City and the labyrinth we have to navigate to get through our day. The girl of DKNY for spring has been racing about and is sweaty but glowing. Hence, the brows glued to the forehead and the dewy complexion you see in these photos.

DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

You’re thinking to yourself, “I have rocked a look like this my entire life in the summer, and there’s nothing glamorous about it.” You would be right. So, let’s get some tips from Yadim, Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York on how to amp up the glow of that “misty, dewy look” that happens anyway and make it work:

DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

Yadim, Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, backstage at DKNY S/S '15. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

Yadim, Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, backstage at DKNY S/S ’15.
September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

The first tip is a trick you can use all year, which is that using a foundation that’s slightly darker than your complexion (just one shade) will act like a bronzer, adding an instant glow. Yadim and his team used Fit Me! Foundation in that slightly darker shade, warming it between the hands and pressing it into the models skin, almost like a massage. Be sure to get both the face and the neck.

DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

The second tip is a fun item that was used a LOT backstage this season, which is to use pearlescent eyeshadow as a luminizer. Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream-Gel Eyeshadow in Barely Branded was smoothed over the high points of the face (brow bones, cheekbones, tip of the nose..anywhere that catches light) to give the face a really dewy glow. A tip: a little bit goes a long way, so use sparingly and build where you need it.

Barely Branded, front and center and ready to give you a glow you can't believe. DKNY Spring '15 backstage. September 7, 2015. Photos: Kristin Booker.

Barely Branded, front and center and ready to give you a glow you can’t believe.
DKNY Spring ’15 backstage. September 7, 2015.
Photos: Kristin Booker.

In a season of barely there makeup, these are two of my favorite tips because you can use them now and they require only two products. ALL of us lose luminosity in our skin as we get older, so keep these tips in your hip pocket the next time you do your makeup.

 

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