Naeem Khan S/S 2013: Backstage

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan featured one of my favorite backstage beauty looks of the SS13 season. During a week when many shows featured straight, slicked back hair, and (in my opinion) boring “natural” makeup, the dark eye-catching makeup, and unique take on a traditional bun/ponytail was a revelation.

NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer created a look featuring matte skin, heavy brows, that was punctuated by dark, glossy lips. The inspiration for the look: the former Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.

Naeem Khan S/S 2013
James Boehmer at work

The idea was to have the models look “chic, elegant, and beautiful” with ultra matte powdered skin, with no shine. Brows were very defined, and elongated to drams the face. Only mascara was used on eyes. According to Boehmer this look was “all about the lips”, an effect created by layering multiple red lip liners, pencils, and gloss.

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Products used to achieve this gorgeous look:
Sheer Matte Foundation
Radiant Creamy Concealer (out Spring 2013)
Light Reflecting Setting Powder (out Spring 2013)

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Larger Than Life® Volumizing Mascara
Coconut Grove or Bali Eyeshadow on brows

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Jungle Red Lip Liner Pencil
Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Place Vendôme Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Neal Moodie for Bumble and Bumble’s chic updated bun perfectly complimented the strong makeup:
Naeem Khan S/S 2013

To get the look: hair was blow dried with a flat brush to smooth the texture. After parting hair in the center, it was sprayed with Bumble and Bumble Prep, followed to by Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray to smooth any stray hairs.

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Hair was secured in a low pony tail with an elastic band, with the end of the pony doubling up over top. The remaining hair was wrapped around the base to create the “loop” with no visible elastic.

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Dashing Diva lead manicurist Patti Yankee used Dashing Diva ColorFX nail transfer strips in “Take a Bite” to create a striking half-moon manicure.

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013
ColorFX strips will be available in Spring 2013

The complete look:
Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013
The beautiful jewelry and accessories were designed by Naeem’s wife, Ranjana Khan

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

Naeem Khan S/S 2013

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

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