New York Fashion Week Fall ’13: Backstage at Sally LaPointe

February 8, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '13


For her Fall 2013 RTW collection, Sally LaPointe had the electronic band Depeche Mode in her mind. From their song called “In Your Room,” the palette was kept dark but still had a sophistication to the look. This also had to be conveyed through the makeup. Once again, LaPointe called upon MAC Key Artist Kabuki to bring this look to life. “Sally told me that the inspiration for this season’s collection was the Depeche Mode song,” Kabuki said. ” I could see the parallels in the artful way she wove a dark, sophisticated sensuality into her designs. The imaginative use of texture, refined color palette and innovative cuts supplied plenty of inspiration for the makeup.”

The skin was given a slight matte, almost paler finish with Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15. Blended over hydrated skin, the skin looked perfectly toned without being dewy. “This gives it an … almost poetic look,” Kabuki said.  Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish was swept on for highlights and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder was used to set and polish the face.


Cream lipstick and concealer were mixed together to create a cream blush. This was applied gently with taupe powder under the cheekbone, which then met to connect and overlap the outer taupe shadow on the eye and fading out at the temples. Then, the Dollymix Powder Blush was added just above to add another dimension to the cheekbones without looking heavy. The natural-colored taupe kept the look almost like bare skin but played up the eyes and the lips. “This plays up the shades of the eye so it gives it heightened naturalism,” Kabuki continued about the blush, “and a good way to do this, is to do it in increments so it’s not too bright.

Eyes were kept very sculpted and subtle with just a hint of sheen. The MAC Pro Taupe Powder Blush Pro Palette was lightly shaded horizontally over the eye and through the crease, keeping the contour elongated and straight. Dazzlelight Eye Shadow was dusted over the eyelid and through the inner crease to highlight and add dimension with a flat angle brush. No mascara was used to give the look a “bare” feel. Brows were kept natural or slightly toned down with concealer.


Run of show

The lips were the main focal point of this look. Lips were kept a deep, berry red with Nightmoth Lip Pencil that softly defined and contoured the lip when used only in the center, while Amorous Lipstick was blended in. The lips were then finished with Clear Lipglass for a glossy and rich finish. The end look was luscious and dark without having that typical lipstick finish.

Hair was kept very natural. The original look was a sleek bun in the back with a straight, steel barrette but cold winds changed all that. Danilo from Pantene quickly improvised and came up with a very natural look and kept in tune with the color palette. Hair was made into a straight part from hairline to the top of the head. Hair was kept loose in the front so that a few pieces fell out, almost as if it was thrown into a low ponytail. Hair was then gathered into a low and loose ponytail.


The final look!

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: Second City Style

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