April 29, 2012

fashion for a cause 2012 backstage makeup | kansas city, missouri

Though fashion models typically serve as a beautiful form for beautiful clothes, what’s on their faces and nails are becoming just as important as the fabric on their bodies.

While backstage before the Fashion for a Cause show, I peeped what the makeup artists from Nordstrom were using on the models to get them ready for their strut down the runway inside Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

eyeshadow application backstage at fashion for a cause kansas city

The artists focused on creating colorful lips and cheeks while balancing out the eyes with natural shades. This model’s gorgeous mocha skin looked stunning with a flush of purple on the eyelids.

makeup backstage at fashion for a cause kansas city

Piles of product filled the makeup station as the artists mixed custom blends of foundation for every girl’s unique skin tone.

makeup artist backstage at fashion for a cause kansas city

With precision and focus, this makeup artist applies color to the model’s lips. The artists used mostly NARS, Bobbi Brown and YSL makeup.

mascara wands and lip gloss backstage at fashion for a cause kansas city

An army of clean mascara wands await the models’ eyelashes while a rich, lone tube of coral gloss stands guard.

makeup and seventh generation towelettes backstage at fashion for a cause kansas city

Amidst all the makeup, a packet of natural Seventh Generation wipes is available for cleanup.

For more pictures from the event, visit the kimberlyloc Facebook page and the Fashion for a Cause Facebook page! Feel free to tag yourself, too.

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