Some of the major creative cosmetics giants (like M.A.C and NARS) send out beauty reports to journalists less than 24 hours after a show concludes. These emails outline the trends, the designer's inspiration and how the lead artist has interpreted said inspiration into a makeup look, including a breakdown of what was used on the models' faces, eyes and lips.[caption id="attachment_5193" align="aligncenter" width="426" caption="Backstage at Thakoon wearing NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave"] [/caption]
Out of the many email blasts we've already recieved, this one from NARS (who did the makeup for the F/W 2012 Thakoon show) takes the cake. Maybe it's because I've been brainwashed by all things Valentine's Day-like, but the fresh luminous skin paired with powerful yet romantic bold lips is breathtaking.The lead artist for the show was NARS makeup artist Diane Kendal. “Thakoon wanted to focus on the lip this season,” says Kendal. "We wanted to play with colour, and it ends up making the whole look so interesting." Kendal chose the award-winning ( InStyle) NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave. The full-bodied shade is a beautiful vibrant orange-red, and it's the perfect lippie to wear this V-day.