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New York Fashion Week: Milly Fall/Winter 2014

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Milly by Michelle Smith’s pretty blush-toned collection for autumn/winter 2014 evoked the true ethereal spirit of beautiful ballerinas! Some of the runway collection’s pieces felt like a ballet dancer’s prettiest stage looks, and others captured the edgier, off-duty style of artistic ballerinas, even including some on-trend menswear inspiration in luxurious cream and caramel hues. Bare-faced beauty looks accentuated the collection’s charming, fresh vibe. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani used Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics for Beauty.com and Arcona skincare to create naturally radiant complexion. See some of the stunning looks here, and learn about the beauty products used.

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To prep the models’ skin, makeup artists used ARCONA Triad PadsARCONA Instant Magic Reversal Serum, ARCONA Magic Dry Ice, ARCONA Desert Mist, and ARCONA Eye Dew, all of which rejuvenated the skin and provided a perfect canvas to work with. Two shades of Essie nail polish — cocktails & coconuts and mademoiselle — were used to create a ballerina-approved peachy-pink nude nail.


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For the girls’ barely-there makeup, Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer provided a base for the look’s stand-out flawless complexion and a tiny bit of Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm gave the lips a sophisticated touch of pink.

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The collection’s combination of lush fabrics and contrasting colors — rich caramel paired with blush pinks, creamy white paired with steely grays —  worked so nicely with the actual pieces shown. Tomboy blazers and shaggy vests paired with flowing skirts and sky-high heels were great modern combos!

About Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer from New Jersey. When not quoting Tolstoy or catching up on her Twitter feed, she can be found watching iCarly or perusing the clearance racks at Bloomingdales.

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