#NYFW Backstage Beauty: Ivana Helsinki Spring 2014
AJ Crimson Beauty sponsored the makeup of yesterday’s Ivana Helsinki fashion show held at Pier 59 Studios at Chelsea Piers, and we were backstage to get the scoop. Natural beauties donning bold, wine colored lips were fluttering within the hustle and bustle of a typical fashion week backstage. Sir John Barnett was on hand as lead artist to help AJ Crimson Beauty execute what amounted to a fabulous show with makeup that accented Ivana Helsinki fashions beautifully.
“The show is all about skin and this beautiful BB+D (Editors note: available in 11 shades and provides full coverage) that I have created. And it’s all about this amazing lip. Seeing the look come to life is really beautiful,” AJ told us backstage. A.J Crimson Beauty’s make up along with the artistry of Sir John Barnett really captured the emotions laced through the Ivana Helsinki line. The look was natural, dewy, and with a touch of allure and enchantment. A perfect pairing. “The collection is really saturated with a lot of colors — vivid, opaque, primary colors. What I wanted to do is to brown the look so that it wasn’t so girly. We’re doing a dark wine stain on the lip. In a way it almost looks like they were drinking tea or eating blackberries. It’s intoxicating. Also we wanted to give the girls a luminescent appearance to the skin, so we wanted to give them this high watt glow,”