NYFW Spring 2012 Backstage Beauty: Chris Benz

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Makeup: Daniel Martin

Inspiration: Candy Darling bright colors

The makeup muse for Chris Benz’s Spring 2012 collection was Candy Darling, a 1960’s nightclub fixture who was part of Andy Warhol’s clique. With Candy and Chris’ bright colors as inspiration, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin wanted to create fresh, clean skin with a pop of color on the eyes and lips. Daniel used shades of sea foam and mint green on the eyes and then applied black gel liner for definition. For thick jet-black lashes, he applied “tons of mascara.” A wash of tangerine blush was applied high on the cheekbones and Lancôme’s new Rouge in Love lipstick gave the models a bright pouty lip.


Teint Miracle Foundation

Blush Subtil in Tangerine Tint


Color Design 5 Pan Palette in Vert Tendresse (available February 2012)

Liner Design in Black Fishnets (available February 2012)

Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black!


Rouge in Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love (available February 14, 2012)


Le Vernis Mini Nail Polish in Green Almond and Rose Macaron (available February 2012)

For more spring beauty looks, read our spring fashion and beauty guide here.

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