Sunday, September 11, 2011

Direct from the Runway: Erickson Beamon Spring 2012

Erickson Beamon, Erickson Beamon Spring 2012, fashion week, NYFW, New York Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, backstage beauty, butter LONDON, MAC Cosmetics, Nonie Creme
"The story is super duper theatrical," Nonie Creme of butter LONDON told me backstage at Erickson Beamon today. "We wanted the nails to almost look like little flickering lights while the dancers were moving." Learn all about the look from both Nonie and Chantel Miller of M.A.C -- and see even more photos -- after the jump!

Erickson Beamon, Erickson Beamon Spring 2012, fashion week, NYFW, New York Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, backstage beauty, butter LONDON, MAC Cosmetics, Nonie Creme
Nonie chose four "super duper bright colors" by butter LONDON for the models' nails -- acid green, neon orange, tropical pink glitter and turquoise. Each nail was a different color, and no two models were the same. "As long as no two nails were the same next to one another, it was a free for all!" Both the green and orange were custom mixes for the show that Nonie isn't sure she'll be introducing into the line yet, but this beauty chick is definitely hoping she will!

Erickson Beamon, Erickson Beamon Spring 2012, fashion week, NYFW, New York Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, backstage beauty, butter LONDON, MAC Cosmetics, Nonie Creme
"It's makeup. It's not about trend -- it's about birds!" Chantel Miller of M.A.C said backstage. She made full use of the M.A.C PRO collection, laughingly telling me, "It's a M.A.C PRO showcase -- practically every single thing we make plus the kitchen sink!"

Chantel created a transformational Garden of Eden where the girls' fathers were birds and the mothers were humans -- as you can imagine, a truly theatrical look! Paintsticks in Orange, Pink and Cyan made up the base of the eyes for each of the looks, while an acid yellow glitter was in the brow highlighted under the eye. Every look was given a darker crease based on its matching Paintstick -- copper for Orange, Turquoise Pigment for Cyan, and bright fuchsia for acid green and pink. Platinum Metal Pigment on the eyelid, neon Pigments as blush and contour, and Lipmix set with glitter on the lips made Chantel say, "I'm not quite sure we left anything out -- I think you're seeing the whole M.A.C counter on the face!"

Erickson Beamon, Erickson Beamon Spring 2012, fashion week, NYFW, New York Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, backstage beauty, butter LONDON, MAC Cosmetics, Nonie Creme
Amazing false lashes were created out of paper for a dramatic finish, with Chantel saying, "For those of you girls on the go who feel like you need a lash but don't have one, feel free to cut up a business card!"

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