Tracy overseeing last minute details and looking fabulous amidst the craziness backstage.
Sitting right across from Sarah Jessica Parker was indeed a highlight for me at NYFW. ¬†She was also really sweet and kind enough to reply on my instagram post. I was totally fangirl-ing out ūüėȬ†

WHEW! I am finally back in LA from NYC after attending a whirlwind New York Fashion Week and I have SO MUCH to share with you guys! Super excited about the next few posts that will take you all through my NYFW exploits, so stay tuned.

I was invited by Mary Kay to attend the Tracy Reese Show as well as scoping out the fantastic work by the make up artists backstage using Mary Kay products.


The Tracy Reese Spring Summer 2016 collection was inspired by illumination and transparency. In her designs, Tracy wanted to incorporate moments of shine, reflection and sparkle though the use of sequins and beautiful rhinestones, encouraging the inner self to shine. The natural, organic structure of her designs promote fluidity, ease and wearability.  Hence the fresh and natural makeup look with strategically placed details designed to sparkle under the runway lights, all with the help of Mary Kay. When the makeup so beautifully complements the collection, it makes for a cohesive show that brings out the best in the designs. 


Check out step by step guide below if you’re looking to emulate any part of the look for yourself.


TRACY REESE SPRING SUMMER 2016 

Face: 
Skin is prepped for a glowing, luminous finish. First, the Satin Lips Mask is applied to the lips for 1-2 minutes to exfoliate and prep for lipstick application. TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Night Treatment with Retinol is mixed with TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation to create a radiant complexion. Mary Kay Concealer is applied under the eyes and as needed. Next, Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream is applied on the brow bone and around the eye area for a subtle glow.
Eyes:
The eyes feature a defined lash created using Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in black. A bronzed eye look is created by applying Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Amber Blaze (fair skin) or Rosegold (darker skin) with a fluffy brush from the lash line and blending downward. Mary Kay At Play Bold Fluid Eyeliner in Gold Metal is applied on top and blended with the shadow downward and across the lash line using a pointy brush. NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Silver Moon is dabbed onto the lid for extra, light catching shimmer.
Lips: 
A dewy, ‚Äúbitten‚ÄĚ lip look is created by applying¬†True Dimensions Lipstick¬†in Sizzling Red. Color is dabbed on the lip, brought just above the top lip line in areas and blended with fingers to create a stain.¬†NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss¬†in Pink Wink is applied on top to the center of the lip.
Cheeks: 
A soft, rosy cheek adds a pop of color creating a ‚Äújust in the wind‚ÄĚ look with the¬†Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick¬†in Peach Pop (fair skin) or Razzleberry (dark skin). Color is applied in a circular motion and blended using a sponge or fingers until you get a stain. Rhinestone ‚Äúfreckles‚ÄĚ are applied for added sparkle.