The Spring Comb Makes a Comeback Backstage at Helmut Lang Fall 2014



NARS Cosmetics’ Hannah Murray said that this season’s Helmut Lang beauty look was very much inspired by the cast — a good chunk of which was blonde and blue-eyed. Murray told us that those features go very well with a NARS lipstick launching in the fall called Deborah Audacious. Interestingly, the beauty pro used the reddish-brown lip shade not for lips, which were muted with stick concealer, but rather on the eyelids. She then diffused the shade with a bit of bronzer, which also worked double duty to set the color.

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“The Helmut Girl this season is tough and masculine,” said Murray. “But we also want her to look beautiful, so we created a flawless base with the skin for a refined polish. We didn’t put anything on the brows, didn’t use any mascara and we only applied a touch of NARS Orgasm blush on the models’ cheeks.”

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As for hair, it was pulled back in a tight, textured ponytail using a spring comb for an extra element of severity.

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