Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

Hey guys,

So Ive been kind of MIA lately due to last week being Copenhagen Fashion Week. I got the pleasure and opportunity to work with the amazing Look Management team to assist and execute hair and make up for some of the amazing shows. I had the most wonderful time. The fast paced tempo backstage was right up my alley!!! So I thought Id share with you some of the shows I assisted and worked on, plus some of the looks I executed.

look_management_team_CPHFW2014Day 1 at CPHFW was absolutely fantastic. That day I was primarily assisting the lovely girls from Bomholt Intercoiffure salon, graciously sponsored by L’Oreal. Unfortunately Ive lost my photos from that day apart from the last show, for designer Badwin from China.

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badwin_cphfw2014-2Day 2 at CPHFW was where I really got to get my hands dirty with nails and makeup. The first show was Design By Katrin. The make up was so cool, the story behind it all was to emulate raw and strong beauty. Absolutely love the look. The look Management team used Kryolan Aqua Cream in Black to create that fantastic mask, while all other make up was sponsored by the amazing brand Tromborg, who are known in Scandinavia for their amazing mineral products.

desigh_by_Katrin_Makeup I got to do nails on all the lovely models for the  Design By Katrin show. There were so many hands and feet to do so my home girl Camilla also painted the day away 😀 So to go with the raw beauty we went for a black matte nail. I used two coats of the black polish, Kalliope from Tromborg, and sealed it off with L’Oreal’s matte top coat. Super easy but really effective and striking.

desigh_by_Katrin_Makeup_NailsCamilla and I also got the pleasure to do nails for the Veronica B Vallens show. The look from this collection was elegant and sophisticated with clean tailored lines. The theme was “made to love” represented through the use of soft neutrals and delicate textures. So the nails were kept rather neutral using a light pink (Tromborg’s Euterpe) to create a clean and polished nail. It was super rush rush backstage so I didn’t get to take a pics of the nails, makeup or hair up close so I grabbed these from Google :(

Fashionweek-VeronicBVallens Fashionweek-570That evening I returned to Børsen, the old Danish Stock Exchange, to do touch up make up on the presenter for the Danish Fashion Blog Awards. I loved doing that, it was fun, and Emil was super sweet. He already had his base done, due to prior filming that day, so all I needed to use was my trusted Make Up For Ever HD Powder to keep him matte and shine free in front of the crowd and camera. To keep his brows in place I spritzed a tiny amount of hair spray on a spooly. Since I was back stage and on the wings ready for touch ups, I couldn’t really get any pics, but how frickin adorable were the awards for the evening!!!

danish_fashion_blogger_awards danish_fashion_blogger_awards-2I got day 3 of CPHFW off, which was much needed especially since day 4 was jam packed with shows plus my own gig freelancing for Michael Kors Beauty in between said shows. On Day 4 we met up at 8am sharp to create the makeup and nails for the BiBi Chemnitz show. This was by far my favorite collection I saw. It had an urban swag with a chicness to it, I want so many pieces from the collection its not even funny.

bibi_chemnitz_cphfwThe men’s clothing was just as impressive as the women’s and were truly off the hook!!! I could definitely see my boyfriend in that white winter jacket. Oh and I helped to create a flawless complexion on these lovely male models 😀

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bib_chemnitz_show1For the nails, the idea was to recreate some of the textures found in the textiles. Rich wools and cozy knits were the inspiration. I used two coats of a light pink (Tromborg’s Selene), then stippled on a silver (Tromborg’s Aveta) with a metal sponge. To get a pop of orange I stippled on Tromborg’s Tellus with the same sponge, then stippled on the black shade Kalliope to the tips of the nails.

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bib_chemnitz_nails2The make up was absolutely amazing that day too. The girls from the look management team created a “caught in the rain” moment, absolutely stunning!!!

bib_chemnitz_nails_makeupWell guys and dolls, that was some of the stuff I experienced and created during the hectic yet fun filled Copenhagen Fashion Week. I really hope I get the opportunity to do it again, perhaps this summer, fingers crossed!! Now that its all over I will go back to my life of thesis writing (only one more month till its due, yey!!!)

Hugs from Beauty Land

Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week Beauty Trends: Nude Lips and My Favorite Nudes from Mac

Hey Guys 😀

The recent fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan boasted a range of gorgeous make up looks that will be setting the trends for the upcoming season. Although orange lips were seen all over the catwalks, nude lips also seemed to be all the rage. From the Top Show show in London, to Roberto Cavalli in Milan, and Victor & Rolf in Paris.

topshop_LondonFW2014_NudeLips(Top Shop, London FW, Spring 2014)

FW_spring2014_Burberry_(Left: Burberry Prorsum London FW,Spring 2014. Top Right: Max Mara, Milan FW, Spring 2014. Bottom Right: Johan Galliano, Paris FW, Spring 2014)

I really do love me some colorful lips but I’ve really been in to nudes at the moment. So I decided to compile a list, with swatches, of my favorite nude lipsticks from Mac that will be great if you want to follow this easy and full proof trend.

favorite_nude_lipsticks_macmac_nude_lipstcick_swatches(From top to bottom: Shy Girl, Myth, Close Contact, Creme De Nude)

Shy Girl: A soft nude beige with peachy-pink undertones. A Cremesheen finish gives a good amount of pigmentation with a slight sheen while being comfortable to wear.

Myth: A pale pinky beige with a Satin finish. Its nice and creamy, and super pigmented. It can be a bit drying though so just add a tad of lip balm before application.

Close Contact: A medium toned nude with warm peachy hints. Its an Amplified finish so its extremely creamy and buttery. Super comfortable to wear.

Creme De Nude: A traditional beige nude with slight warm undertones and a hint of light pink. Its super pigmented and the texture is super soft and smooth.

mac_nude_lipsticks_swatches_handI love all of these but Creme De Nude and Shy Girl are my absolute faves. What I love about these shades is you can transform them using a variety of different lip liners and/or lip glosses. You can really create your own unique shades time after time by layering with what you already have in your stash.

 What are some of your favorite nude shades? Would you rock any of these?

Hugs from Beauty Land