Trina Turk’s Fall 2013 collection was a sophisticated take on the sleek style of modern-day Cali. And according to Stila Cosmetics lead makeup artist Sarah Lucero, the beauty inspiration for the collection was “Desert Sunset.”
“It’s very 70’s chic, sophisticated Faye Dunaway,” said Lucero. “Imagine this girl with these amazing colors on, she likes to travel, she loves texture, she has this amazing hat on. There are so many beautiful colors in Trina’s collection, so I wanted the look to be very warm and rustic.”
While checking out the looks, we noticed mattes, and splashes of gold. “We didn’t do dark makeup because it would compete with the Trina Turk looks,” said Lucero. “It’s all about these big statement hats today so I wanted it to be very sultry and smudgy.”
As for the makeup, Lucero mixed Kitten, Stila’s all-over shimmer liquid, with Elizabeth Arden’s 8-hour cream to get a vinyl shine on the cheeks.
“Then I took a little bit of the bronzer like a caramel color, so it’s very monochromatic and harmonious,” she continued “[The look] is very flattering on all these girls. And I love the mix of polished-perfect skin with a high-gloss cheekbone in that neutral-wheat tone with platinum shine.”
To finish the look, Lucero used mascara just on the top lashline.
When asked about how to perfect this look for various complexions Lucero notes, “The key to perfecting this look is really to spend an extra minute perfecting your complexion. Even out redness, discoloration and blotchiness. If you’re going to pop in nudes or caramel tone colors on the face, they cannot compete with redness or blotchy skin because otherwise it doesn’t look fresh.”
Photo Credit: Stacy-Ann Ellis