New York Fashion Week Fall’ 12. Backstage at Cushnie et Ochs

February 10, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '12

For the Cushnie et Ochs Fall/Winter 2012 look, the designers decided they wanted a look that was current with a softer neutral that could play against the metallics and electric blues. Based off of the movie, “The Skin I Live In” and it’s theme of plastic surgery.

Charlotte Tilbury created the look for the Cushnie et Ochs girl. The look is more of a wet, pure look with a bit of sexiest to it. This look concentrated more on the eyes and cheekbones but revolved around a wet, dewy look and reminiscent of a young Carine Roitfeld. “Wet hair, wet shiny skin, and all about the eyes,” Tilbury said. “Purity.”

The face was blended with Face & Body Foundation and just slight concealer cover-uo when needed. For the eyes, Teddy Eye Kohl liner was used at the top and bottoms lids to smoke the eyes. Next, a dark brown cream color was mixed with black, blended to the brow, and used as a base for the shadow. Platinum pigment was used as silver eyeliner in the corners to open up the eyes with almost a futuristic touch. MAC Mixing Medium was added on top of the the eye to make look very wet. Finally, black mascara was added to just the top lash from root to tips for a little volume.

To add dimension to the face, Copper Beach Sculpting Cream was applied to shape the face and Luna Cream Color Base was used to highlight the points. Lips were kept bare and only moisturized. Glass-like texture from the Mixing Medium was added to the bow above the lips.

The hair was kept as minimalist as possible.Hair was blow-dried straight with no volume and a straight middle part was created. Product was added to create a look like not unlike you had just gotten out of the water. Slicked at the base and textured towards the ends.

For nails, Pattie Yankee took the theme of the show and decided to change at the last minute to a subtle color-blocking motif. Using the inspiration of the collection, Yankee created a nail that would stay simple and true which played up the plastic surgery accent with zippers. Though the original concept was to use the zipper idea on the nail, that was changed at the last minute to color blocking. NYPD Blue, a deep navy blue color was used with the black and a nude color was used through emerald greens. The nails were color blocked through two categories and the nude color was carried throughout each design.

The finished product!

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: SCS

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