Backstage at New York Fashion Week- Ruffian by MAC Cosmetics, CND Nails, and Bumble and Bumble

The look for Ruffian was intergalactic and out of this world. Think Parisian chic meets outer space.

Nails by Angie Wingle for CND 

In this look, the nails are like stars. The moon (base) of the nail is painted in an inverted metallic golden semicircle, mimicking an ultra-bright star. The rest of the nail was then painted with inkwell lacquer, topped with super matte topcoat to give the illusion of a darkened sky. This look was specifically made for Ruffian, and has star power like none we have ever seen before. 

Makeup by James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics

Designed by James Kaliardos, the MAC team gave models a look that was all other-worldly, but with a twist. Mimicking the effect of marble, skin was contoured with iridescent, sparkling Luna Cream Color Base and Pink Opal Pigment. Transparent Teal Glitter Reflects was popped on top. Eyes were adorned with either metallic soft violet or metallic steel blue pigment, with Luna Cream Color base underneath to help the pigment stick. Pink pearl was popped onto the inner corner of the eye, and lots of Zoom Lash mascara was applied to lashes. Lips were topped with prolongwear lipstick (a new product for fall!) in a popping fuchsia called Love Forever.

Hair by Neil Moodie for Bumble and Bumble


Nail Moodie designed the hair look, carried to fruition by the Bumble and Bumble team. To cap off the outer space theme, models were given an aerodynamic chignon that mimics planetary bodies. The effect was cosmic, but not comical. Hair was prepped with Bumble and Bumble Prep Spray, Surf Spray and Styling Cream. It was then combed straight up, and secured 2 inches below the top hairline. Hair was then divided into three sections and swirled into a spherical cone shape that rests on the top of the head.   


All in all, I absolutely loved the Ruffian look. What do you think?

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