Dressing up your makeup for New Year's Eve can be fun, but it can also be daunting. You want to look especially amazing, but you still want to look like yourself. Makeup artist James Kaliardos (who's worked on the likes of model Coco Rocha) gives us his tips to working a party style without losing yourself to layers of colour and sparkle. Keep reading to find out his simple tips.
From makeup to nails, things got totally psychedelic at Nicole Miller. In describing the makeup palette for the show, makeup artist James Kaliardos (for MAC) explained, "It's inspired by the planets, by Jimi Hendrix, Marianne Faithfull, flower-power . . . and burning of the bras." See more about how the look was put together and get your own groove on along the way.
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The inspiration for hair and makeup at Julien Macdonald came from Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls. With her influence recognisable in the blown-out, voluminous hair, stylist Malcolm Edwards said, “It’s sexy and bedhead-y, but in a modern way.” He prepped hair with L'Oréal Professionnel products before styling with tongs. For makeup, James Kaliardos said his look was “about treating the whole face” instead of focusing on one feature. The resulting look is a perfectly prepped face with brown and champagne-hued eye shadows creating a rounded eye shape, finished off with lashings of mascara and a nude lip. I love how super-feminine it is. Will you be copying?
I am DYING to get my hands on this lip colour. Divine, isn't it? There's something ever-so captivating about a matte fuchsia lip and I'll even go so far as to say that this is my favourite look of NYFW so far. It's the handiwork of James Kaliardos, working for MAC. Again Warhol was referenced when talking about the punchy pink pout. It needed just two products: Chromagraphic Pencil in Process Magenta followed by Neon Pigment in Magenta Madness and was definitely the standout with the skin and eyes kept bare, save for a little highlighter, and the hair again looking like a DIY bun. Too easy. So wearable. So wow. So wonderful.
Mr. Williamson clearly got the memo from NY that it was all about the '90s this year. He worked with James Kaliardos and L’Oréal Paris on "very minimal and very natural" makeup that centred around flawless skin. According to WWD, key products used included L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer ($39.95), L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional High Definition Smoothing Brush Foundation ($40.95) and L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Dull Skin Primer ($37.95). I particularly like the subtle and angled grey line of shadow, just across the brow bone. A new way to apply eyeshadow. Hair was twisted up into a chic and intricate chignon proving once again that up 'dos are the go.
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