February 22, 2016

The start of the Autumn/Winter 2016 fashion weeks is upon us, with the New York shows leading the way and dominating all our social media feeds last week. So far, it has been the Rodarte and Marc Jacobs shows that were getting all the airtime, all thanks to the goth makeup revival going on there – almost-black lips at Rodarte that managed to look somewhat romantic; at Marc Jacobs, the black messily ringed models’ eyes in addition to being smeared on the lips for full-on badass.

Badass makeup is great, but when it comes to daily life, the fact of the matter is that black lipstick and eye paint just isn’t going to cut it in the classroom or office. We’ll save them for the weekends and crazy nights out, but for the everyday, we’re turning to one of the prettiest beauty looks we’ve spotted on the A/W ’16 runways thus far: The softly romantic no-makeup makeup at Tanya Taylor.


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The makeup was taken care of by NARS, and Uzo, the brand’s International Lead Makeup Stylist in charge of the Tanya Taylor show, calls this “healthy, transparent skin which is combined with glossy eyelids, soft-matte flushed cheeks and rosebud-hued lips.” What we’re obsessing over is indeed the pink on the cheeks, and how it makes the skin look healthy, yet stands out enough without looking too heavy-handed.

And yes, we’ve got the list of every single product used on the models, so of course we have to share it here. Now you know what we’ll be picking up from the NARS counter this weekend.

On the face:

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Velvet Matte Skin Tint, $66 (available from March); Stick Concealer, $40; Soft Velvet Loose Powder, $60


On the cheeks:

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Multiple in Copacabana (fairer skin tones) or South Beach (darker skin tones), $60


On the brows:

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Brow Perfector, $35


On the eyes:

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Eye Paint in Porto Venere, $40; Lip Gloss in Triple X, $37; Duo Eyeshadow in Kauai, $44


On the lips:

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Audacious Lipstick in Anna, $44


Model images: Tanya Taylor A/W ’16, courtesy NARS. narscosmetics.com