Backstage Beauty at NYFW: Gabriela Hearst

ELLE beauty takes a sneak peek at NYFW’S hottest wearable beauty looks for the season. Gabriela Hearst’s SS18 backstage beauty looks shine a spotlight on the primed and refined styles expected for the season ahead. MAC Cosmetics senior artist for Sub-Saharan Africa Marco Louis lets us in on how to get the look.


The Look

This look speaks perfectly to the season- beautifully natural, super refined, enhancing au naturel parts of skin the girls already had. A lot of face and body mineralized gel was used to super moisturize the skin. We used face and body foundation just to refine. Brows were brushed up with a bit of clear gloss on the brows for a sleek appeal.

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Gabriela Hearst | Backstage Beauty with MAC at NYFW

The inspiration

The inspiration behind the look is that she’s very much a socialite, she is super posh and refined and the key makeup artist actually said that “she was very much from an expensive part of society. “The inspiration really leads back to the customer that this brand serves and trying to put that into a character form and define that perfectly.

Eye performance  

Key techniques around the eye – when it came to the brow, there was definitely the clear gloss that was brushed into the brow and then the brows were brushed up to open up the eye area.

Skin skill

A big focus on youthful, refined skin was attained through firstly prepping and priming the skin, and secondly buffing the foundation into the model’s skin with a 187 brush to get a sort of marble effect with the skin.

Less is more lips and cheeks

Cheeks and lips were kept very natural- lips got a lip conditioner and cheeks got a pop of highlighter to refine the look.