The 2018 New York Fashion Week kicked off this past Thursday and American designer and MILLY co-founder Michelle Smith was amongst the many big names in fashion to preview her Fall/Winter 2018 Collection on Friday.
We got a behind the scenes look of the makeup for the show from celebrity makeup artist Romy Soleimani, who teamed up with MAC Cosmetics and let us in on how the show’s prismatic set design and the collection’s colorful pieces inspired the makeup for the night.
When asked about what inspired the makeup, Romy explained how she incorporated the show’s rainbow-colored themed in to chromatic yet subtle looks for the models.
“We discussed different ideas about matching the colors and then I wanted to make (the makeup) a little more minimal and simplify it. So, we used a 3-D holographic glitter which, in itself, is rainbow but also reflects what (the models) have on… I think it’ll have a nice flow and tie it all together” She explained.
Romy definitely believes in “less is more”, recommending to invest in a good skincare routine as the first step to a flawless canvas before applying makeup. She dropped a few gems on how to achieve the best natural dewy look, how to determine our undertone to get the perfect foundation and some of the best products in the beauty market right now.
“Start by taking a beauty blender, make it really wet, squeeze out all the excess water and press in your makeup. Then blot out the middle of your face and leave (the cheekbones) shiny, maybe add a little eye cream or something dewy.” Romy used MAC’s Studio Moisture Cream on the face as it is perfect for this dewy and plump look and also hydrates the skin. To achieve an even-toned, porcelain effect, she added their Pro Conceal and Correct Palette to hide any imperfections.
Figuring out your undertone can be one of the hardest and most frustrating parts of doing makeup, as the undertone is our skin’s color beneath the surface. Because our undertones can be hard to detect, it is important to buy from brands that offer an extensive variety of shades. MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid with SPF 15 is currently sold in over 40 different shades ranging from gold to neutral undertones. Even if finding your perfect shade seems pretty far-fetched, Romy suggested that “sometimes, adding a bit of warmth can take you to where you want to go, just keeping it rich and warm”.
The clothing may be the main attraction during Fashion week but the perfect face can compliment a piece just as much as the perfect accessories or the perfect shoes, and this is shown as many beauty companies are beginning to partner with popular fashion brands like MAC Cosmetics has done with MILLY.