Mishal Cazmi goes behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week and gets schooled on the season’s biggest makeup trends.
Lesson 1: Bronzer is your best friend
Taught by: Dominick Briguglio at Sachin + Babi
Bronzed instead of flushed was the maxim at several New York Fashion Week shows, including Sachin + Babi, where Stila global pro-artist director Dominick Briguglio played up a sun-kissed effect. “It’s all about the high-society girl vacationing in the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean,” he says. Using a trio of powders, Briguglio began by applying highlighter on the tops of the cheeks to make them pop. Then, to contour the face, he used a large powder brush to apply a matte bronzer onto the natural shadows underneath the cheekbones. For a lively flush, he topped it off with a dewy, peachy-bronze blush on the apples of the cheeks. The luxe layering trick gave the face dimension, while the similar-hued colours blended seamlessly to highlight each model’s complexion. For your own custom-made glow, choose the bronzer that’s closest to your skin tone. (It should only be two to three shades deeper than your foundation, according to Briguglio.)