The most valuable part of covering NY Fashion Week is finding new tips and tricks from famed makeup artists, hair stylists and manicurists to share. I picked their brains and saw somethings this season that I would have never thought about doing... until now, of course. Here are five key learnings from back stage that'll have you reinvent your morning beauty routines.
Zac Posen wanted his models to have a strong lip. Here's MAC makeup artist, Kubaki's secret to making the burgundy shade last: After applying lip liner to define the lip, take a single ply tissue and powder through it to set it. This sets the pencil so it lasts all night with out changing the color, then apply the lipstick.
Victoria Beckham wanted her models to have clean, crisp nails. The secret to getting bright nails was to use a white pencil like Rimmel Nail White Pencil (or you can try eyeliner) underneath them to make them look healthier, then applying a clear top coat.
Donna Karan's guidelines are always clear – a modern, New York woman so for high-impact smoky eyes, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury added a little grease by swiping Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream over the shadow.
Derek Lam needed his models to look fresh faced for the minimalist makeup look he conveyed. Here's the secret: Before beginning makeup, give your face a massage with an oil. Rodin Olio Lusso was used backstage by makeup artist, Tom Pecheux to help increase blood circulation and soften lines.
Rachel Zoe always wants to personalize her looks, so manicurist Honey custom blended a nude nail shade just for her show. Looking for the perfect nude? Just start mixing. Nail polish doesn't have to be one size fits all.