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Big Apple Beauty at Kate Spade NY: Bardot Waves, Winged Liner, and Pop Art

At Kate Spade NY yesterday, classic New York—think 1970s Studio 54 and Andy Warhol—ruled. Lead artist Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics kept the makeup dramatic but clean, with an ultra-black cat eye and red statement lip. Scibelli also used Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint to give model’s skin a soft, velvety finish. He said he wanted to give the models the “chic confidence of the New York girls of Kate Spade.”

Deborah Lippmann gave the models almond-shaped nails and either two coats of Fade to Black or a pink combination of Amazing Grace, Between the Sheets, and I Kissed a Girl with a gold gem near the cuticle. Lippmann said she was declaring almond the nail shape of the season.

The hair, by Tommy Buckett for Garnier, was mainly about big, bouncy waves achieved with pin curls—“Ask your mom if she still has her curlers from the 70s.” Buckett said that this is definitely “not a beach wave, this is full-on hair.” Ten girls also had sleek, center-parted low chignons, since Buckett said the show was also about celebrating individuality.

—Lorelei

Find more exclusive backstage pics on the Birchbox NYFW site.

The Kate Spade Girl Gets An Edge This Season

Presentation: Kate Spade

Hair: Matthew Monzon for Furterer

Makeup: Neil Scibelli of Jouer

Nails: Deborah Lippmann

The Vibe: Girly but a little fierce. “This season, they went a little edgier,” said lead makeup artist Neil Scibelli of Jouer. “So we focused the edge on the eyes, which we’re smoking out.” To create the dramatic, but very wearable look, the team used Jouer’s Amaretto on the lid and lower lid, Cappuccino in the crease, some liquid black liner on the upper lashline, and an eye definer pencil in Noir on the lower lashes. “We also added false lashes just for some extra tszuj,” said Scibelli of the makeup look’s standout feature.

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