How-to: The fresh skin and lived-in makeup at Helmut Lang S/S ’13

Helmut Lang - Spring 2013 makeup

The look:

Fresh skin and lived-in makeup. “The clothes had a lightness to them with lots of colour, print and layering, so we wanted to toughen the girls up a little—but do it in a fresh, believable way. The focus is really on the skin, which is fresh, sporty and scrubbed clean.”—Hannah Murray for NARS.

The inspiration:

“An off-duty ‘90s girl on a Sunday morning with slept-in, smudged eyes and scrubbed, polished skin—a cool, effortless beauty.”—designers Michael and Nicole Colovos.

The how-to:


  • NARS NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (new for 2013; for a similar effect try NARS Concealer)
  • NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder (new for spring 2013; for a similar effect, try NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross)
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park on cheeks (new for spring 2013; for a similar effect, try NARS The Multiple in Maldives)


  • NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Aigle Noir
  • NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto
  • NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Cythère on eyes (new for spring 2013; for a similar effect, try NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland)


  • NARS Concealer on lips
  • NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Bianca

1 Comment

Sunday, October 21/2012 at 10:05 pm

That has to be one of the best make-up inspiration descriptions I’ve ever read…really resonates with me!


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