The Beauty Tips And Hacks We Learned Backstage At NYFW

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The pros tell all

If there's one thing about NYFW that we'll never get jaded about, it's getting the chance to go backstage before a show begins. It's arguably one of the most exciting—albeit hectic—moments of the day.

Not only do we get to experience firsthand the hustle and bustle before a show or presentation begins, but we also get to see entire looks come together through hair, makeup, and nails—and we learn how everything is created. And since those leading the beauty backstage are always the best in the game, they share the best tips and hacks behind all these looks.

Below, read all we learned from the beauty leads this season.

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How to create a lip stain using liquid lipstick
We may be shying away from the opaque liquid lip, but that doesn’t mean all of our liquid lipsticks have to go to waste! Backstage at Jonathan Simkhai with Maybelline, Grace Lee created the ultimate berry lip stain that’s—bonus!—super-long-lasting, using liquid lipstick. First, she prepped the lip with a lip balm, to not only moisturize the lips but also to allow for some slip with the pigment. Next, she painted a bit of the color onto the center of the lip, and used a large fluffy brush to buff out the color onto the full lip, creating a translucent wash of color. Sure, it won’t last as long with the balm underneath, but it’ll certainly hold up longer than your typical lip stain.

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