James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artisty, gave us a detailed look into how he and his team created the look for the Naeem Khan SS'14 Collection. "The starting point of the inspiration was Frida Khalo, but we didnt want the make up to be a literal interprepation. Instead, eyes are softly defined yet translucent; the lips are the focal point with a faded and diffused berry shade, complementing the collection."
James Boehmer works on model backstage. The key to the lip is translucent powder which can be applied to the lips with a lip brush after lipstick.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Creamy Concealer and Loose Powder were applied to the face.
Ajek Deng getting her berry lip stick backstage
Boehmer used NARS Hyde Park and Yu Stain Lip Pencil on the lips. NARS Oural Brow Gel were used on the brow (skipping the Frida unibrow).
On the eyes The Multiple Multi-Purpose Stick in South Beach, Lola Lola and Single Cream Eyeshadow in Corfu were used both on the lid and the lower lash line. Lip gloss in Triple X was used on the lashline as well.
All images by Nicole La Mons