Go behind the beauty scenes of your favorite runway shows at Fashion Week as a backstage spectator and you're bound to learn a few things. The geniuses behind the couture curtain work their magic to create unique and often outrageous looks using insider tips and tricks to ensure models look their best.
From creating a perfectly kissable pout to reinventing the new smoky eye, these top five top beauty tips we learned backstage at Fall 2013 Fashion Week are ones you should incorporate into your makeup routine this season.
Purple is the new smoky eye
The modern smoky eye for 2013 was executed flawlessly with a palette of purples as seen at the Jason Wu show in New York. Created by layering the eye with a lavender liner over a periwinkle shadow, this sultry and smoldering smoky eye in vibrant violet takes the place of basic, boring black and grey makeup for an instant update on this beauty classic.
Brown lipstick is modern
A nod to the 90s, rich chocolately brown pouts felt fresh at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show. To recreate a warm, autumnal mood, layer lips with a brick red liner underneath to add depth and dimension to bold and beautiful browns.
Pink eyeshadow can be flattering
Have a color crush on pink? This season, the Gucci show puts pink lids on display in Milan and shows just how flattering the shade can be. To make your eye color pop, the key is a few good coats of mascara and blending or lining eyes with shades of brown for a new neutral and natural makeup look that's inspired by the 70s era.
Lipstick has dual purpose
MAC makeup artist Lucia Pieroni proved lipstick can serve a dual purpose in your makeup bag backstage at the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show. To achieve a natural-looking flush, blend two different shades of lipstick onto your cheeks to take the place of blush. The result is ultra-romantic and fresh feeling.
Line lips in flesh tone
Perfect your pout just as MAC makeup artist Lisa Butler did backstage at Emilio Pucci in Milan. For natural-looking lips that are defined and dramatic, use a lip pencil slightly darker than your flesh tone to line your pout. Begin contouring lips by drawing a line at the bottom center of the lip and at both corners, then trace the V of your Cupid's bow and blend perfectly. Finish off your precise pout with a bit of clear balm and voila, your lips are beautifully sculpted and kissable.
For more beauty trends from the Fall 2013 runways, check out our video how-to series: Runway to Real Way