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Sep 07 2014

NYFW SS15: Deborah Lippmann, MAC at Kate Spade

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Fresh, balmy makeup and crisp, graphic lines were the backstage beauty theme at Kate Spade‘s Spring/Summer 2015 (SS15) presentation titled, Escape the Ordinary.

Nail Report

Deborah Lippmann said that in order to complement the pops of color and graphic inspiration in Kate Spade’s SS15 lineup, she landed on a super white nail and rounded tips with a graphic, thin line of black placed just under the free edge nail line. She also opted to use the models’ natural nails vs. pre-made tips.

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Deborah works on a models nails

To get the look, Deborah and her team of artists used:

  • Smooth Operator 4-way Nail Buffer to shape nails into the rounded shape.
  • Cuticle Remover and 2-Second Nail Primer to prep nails for polish
  • Gel Lab Base Coat, allowing two minutes of dry time before polish application
  • Amazing Grace – a super white polish that is opaque in two coats; again, the team waited two minutes in between coats of polish
  • Fade to Black nail lacquer and a thin striper brush for the thin black line – or black striping tape, which was popular among artists yesterday
  • After five minutes dry time for the look, the team added Gel Lab Top Coat

The team used The Cure on cuticles and Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream on hands for added hydration.

The nails, in progress as the striping tape was applied:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

The finished look:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

For toes, the Deborah Lippmann team used two coats of Amazing Grace.

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Beauty Report

MAC Cosmetics lead makeup artist Lyne Desnoyers said she sought a makeup look for the Kate Spade show that put the models’ best face forward without stealing the show.

She landed on a look that included thick and graphic black eyeliner and skin that simply looked moisturized and balmy. Here’s the look sketched out:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Lyne and team achieved the balmy, natural skin look by using these products, straight from their playbook for Kate Spade:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

Lyne talks about the use of Casual Color palette for the cheeks and lips at Kate Spade

Here’s the finished look:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

The complete nail and beauty look:

Kate Spade SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann MAC Cosmetics on BeautyJudy

For more on the fashion, especially the bags because, well, I’m a purse addict and I LOVE Kate Spade bags – check out this slideshow from Glamour of the best bags from the spring/summer line!

So what do you think of the graphic lines at Kate Spade’s show?! Would you rock this nail look?! What do you think of the use of white and black for spring?!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Love the look, it is so fresh and timeless! Perfect for the occasion 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed, Lothwen, I really dig this simple look!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    This was such an interesting post to read! I loved reading about why the decisions were made for each part of the look. The nail art is simple but pretty!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! 🙂

  • http://www.handtasticintentions.blogspot.com/ Handtastic Intentions

    I like the simple look. I don’t wear a lot of make up, so this is perfect! I do usually love crazier nail designs, but this is nice for a bolder outfit.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m open to crazy nail art too! I duplicated this, and I’m not used to stark white nails, they make a statement!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    Great post! I think those nails are simple but super cute.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Katherine – I agree, simple but cute!

  • http://www.kelliegonzo.com/ kelliegonzo

    Oh wow! I love the simplicity of the nail look but it makes such a striking impact! J’adore the eyeliner 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, I want to try that eyeliner!

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    this is SOOOOOO cool. I love the makeup and nails together!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Hannah!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    My two favorite brands coming together! PERFECTION!

    • BeautyJudy

      lol! Loved it too!

  • http://southernsparklenailart.blogspot.com/ Southern Sparkle Nail Art

    I’m loving both the makeup and the nails! The makeup is so natural looking, so the eyeliner really stands out. The nails are so simple yet make a statement. I might try it out sometime!

    • BeautyJudy

      I want to try that eyeliner look, so bold! And yes, the nails were easy to replicate, too!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    That is a simple, yet striking look! I am in love with their make-up for the show because their skin just looks so fresh and dewy! It really looks amazing with the heavy black eyeliner.

    • BeautyJudy

      I love learning how to use makeup for a natural look, it’s great to learn what products they use to achieve skin that looks like they barely did anything!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    That is a really great look! Simple yet really has an impact!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed – I did it on my nails today and I love it!

  • http://fixintofaff.blogspot.co.uk/ Fixin To Faff

    Simple and chic. Great writeup!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! 🙂