#NYFW: Creatures of Comfort Spring 2015 Beauty Report
Creatures of Comfort was inspired by the easy going earthy tones of a Safari. Creatures of Comfort, designer Jade Lai created luxurious lounging pieces for the everyday woman. Naturally, the beauty look drew inspiration from the collection. The makeup look was natural and sun kissed. The hair was effortless and modern with an emphasis on different textures. Here’s the rundown on the look:
The skin was prepped with ARCONA Magic White Ice. The daily hydrating gel moisturizers deep within the skin without clogging pores, to help protect against environmental damage to leave skin fresh and dewy. This helped the models skin looked the best. Following, the team added ARCONA Peptide Eye Serum: eye repair complex that helps reduce puffiness and hydrates delicate eye area. And concluded with ARCONA Triad Pads: cleanses, tones and hydrates skin with infusing antioxidants leaving skin glowing and refreshed.
The makeup was “soft but sexy, clean look. Natural lip, pink cheeks and darkened brows,” Maki Ryoke of Too Faced Cosmetics old us backstage. “There is more focus on the eyebrows because the rest of the face is so bare. This amps up the natural look much more.” To achieve the look, the team started with Too Faced Endless Summer 16+ Hour Long-Wear Bronzer. This gave the models a naturally sun kissed look. They then used Too Faced Bulletproof Brows 24-hour Waterproof Cashmere Clay & brush to highlight brows and make them a focal point. To set and hold brows, the team used Too Faced Brow Envy – Brow Shaping & Defining Kit. For that lovely glow the team applied the Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Divine Wine, higher on the cheekbones and above the brow. To finished the look the team added the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Peach Blush on cheeks and around the face.
Esther Langham of Alterna, created a wet, textured and natural look. The top half of the hair had this a “fresh out the water” look, while the bottom offered a unique textured. Langham said, “I wanted to go along with the models natural texture. By adding Alterna’s Bamboo Shine Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream, it creates the texture and pieces we’re looking for.” To get the look on damp hair, apply the Alterna Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray to the roots and comb it through the hair with a large comb. Roughdry hair with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i dryer, using only your hands. Once hair is dried, apply the Alterna Bamboo Style FreeStyle Flexible Control Gel from the front of the hairline, directly above the forehead, to the back of the head until the hair sits flat on the head with a wet look. Brush the gel through using a wide toothcomb, and create a center or side part, depending on where your natural part lies. Gather the sections of the bottom hair that are not gelled, and loosely wrap them in random sections around the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand–3/4″ barrel using your fingers to break up the curls as needed. To finish, apply a small amount of the Alterna Bamboo Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream to the bottom portion of the hair to create a slightly piece-y look. To create even more separation and shine, spray the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Micro Mist throughout.
Rebecca Isa, creative director for Zoya, told us the inspiration was the “The Midi.” She explained “The negative space on the nails, juxtaposed with Penny/Flowie for look 1 and Tomoko/Farah for look 2 worked to beautifully compliment the shades and textures of the Creatures of Comfort collection.”
“The Midi” consists of two looks, The Farah and The Flowie, in a total of four colors that compliment each other, created with the same method. The Farah is a combination of metallic and cream, created with the colors “Bare” and “Tomoko”. The Flowie is a bit different, with a finish of texture and cream in shades of “Penney” and “Flowie”. Isa made sure to make it more dramatic on the bottom of the nail “otherwise it would look too heavy.” Rebecca guided us how to perfect this look and even gave us a few beginner tips!
For both looks, begin by using ZOYA Anchor Base Coat to ensure nails are smooth for polish application.
Look 1: Carefully paint the bottom part of the nail, closest to the cuticle, with ZOYA in Penny. Let dry for a moment and follow up with a second coat. Then, use ZOYA in Flowie on the upper part of the nail, being sure to leave a very small space between the two polishes.
Look 2: Beginning again at the bottom of the nail, carefully paint a small line of ZOYA in Tomoko at the base of the nail, closest to the cuticle. Allow drying a bit and then following up with a second coat. Once ready, begin with the first coat of ZOYA in Farah at the top of the nail. Be sure to leave a small empty space between the two polishes. Use a Q-tip soaked in polish remover for easy clean edges.
For both nail looks, finish up the paint job with a layer of ZOYA Armor Top Coat to ensure the polish lasts. Simple and fashion forward at its best.
— Mary LI with additional reporting from Lorna Solano