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Perfectly Imperfect Makeup by Bobbi Brown at TIBI

Saturday evening at Pier 59, Bobbi Brown Lead Makeup Artist Kimberly Soane called the Tibi girl “urban and confident.” The makeup was meant to look like the models did it themselves, imperfect and slightly smudged—”almost like they’ve tried to wipe it away.” We’re loving the heavily lined lower lash line. According to Soane, the trick to pulling the look off is to line the upper lashes as well, only using a thinner line up top. “Liner on the top and bottom opens the eye. Liner on the bottom only drags the eye down.”

Also making an appearance backstage: Fashion Week manicurist extraordinaire Jin Soon Choi, using new polishes from her JINsoon line. Models wore shimmery shades of grey, green, red, and black with a matte topcoat “Matte Maker” over the top. The contrast of the shimmer and matte gave nails a dimensional, velvet appearance. According to Choi, she was inspired to shift away from her traditional high-gloss manicures by TIbi designer Amy Smilovic’s designs that combined color and utility. 

—Lorelei

Catch up on all the Birchbox editors’ backstage snapshots on the Birchbox NYFW site

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