All that glitter, all that gold at Creatures of the Wind SS2016

What else could have started off NYFW if not a major beauty look courtesy of Aaron de Mey? Think about an explosion of gold glitter and black eyeliner. Think it bold and bolder. Now, that's what they ended up doing backstage at Creatures of the Wind: using NARS Cosmetics, the makeup pro created three versions of the black eyeliner and glitter combination. Some models simply wore black liner, others had black liner and gold glitter up to their brows, while others had a double liner in black and gold.

The inspiration, as Aaron de Mey explained backstage, was very Siouxsie Sioux: "She always had a very strong eye look - it had the same spirit, but was applied differently each time." Consequently the look ended up being very eclectic, very glam punk "It's punk, tough looking. I loved the richness of the gold against the toughness of the black. It’s an updated, modernized take on eyeliner.”

To play off the music references of the makeup, hairstylist Anthony Turner created a disheveled “festival hair” with a kind of tousled nonchalance that brought a even more modern punkishness to Creature of the Wind’s psychedelic show.

Wondering about the face chart and the products used backstage? Just keep on scrolling down!

Complexions were prepped with NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream*, perfected with the Stick Concealer and finished with Soft Velvet Loose Powder*.

On eyes Aaron de Mey used a mix of Black Valley Eye Paint*, Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil*, Via Veneto Larger Than Life® EyelinerPandora Duo Eyeshadow* and Iskandar Eye Paint* while brows where brushed and set in place with Oural Brow Gel* and the Brow Perfector.

Lips had two different looks: the red ones were achieved using Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Nihiwatu Velvet Lip Liner*, while the nudes were concealed with the Stick Concealer and moisturizer with the NARSskin Restorative Night Treatment*.

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