Steal the look: Seriously sexy makeup at the Diane von Furstenberg show

Steal the look: Seriously sexy makeup at the Diane von Furstenberg show

Singapore Fashion Week

Text: Renée Batchelor

Photo: Jana Yar

We took a peek backstage at what exactly went into the makeup at DVF — think a whole lot of black liner and a healthy dose of rock-chick swagger

Models sported a gorgeous and defined smoky eye at DVF and little else on their faces — perfectly capturing that French girl insouciance.

The skin
Very little base was used. The models with perfect complexions went sans foundation, while those who needed a little bit of coverage wore a touch of tinted moisturiser. The blush was flesh-toned —  Silent Nude — from the Christopher Kane collection.

Skin at DVF

The brows
Brows were enhanced with brow product but kept mostly natural. The makeup artists simply followed the natural shape and thickness of the models' brows.

Eye makeup at DVF

The eyes
As the main focus of this look, up to four products were used to create the intense, black smokiness around the eyes. The Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Sycorax was used both wet and dry for added intensity while the Eyeliner in Black Moon defined the eyes. The waterline was then lined and smudged with the Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto. Finally the smoked out look was complete with a touch of mascara.

Lips at DVF

The lips
Lips were kept skin-toned to to keep the vibe casual. Think some of our favourite French-style stars like Carine Roitfeld and Caroline de Maigret. The makeup artists backstage used the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine — a pale pink — on all the models.

Hair at DVF

The hair
The models' hair was swept into a chic and simple ballerina-esque bun. The hair at the crown was smoothed down, while a few loose pieces at the ends of the bun, stopped the look from veering into school marmish territory.

All makeup by Nars.