#NYFW: Psychedelic Sixties at Nicole Miller Fall 2012

By  February 11, 2012

Nicole Miller channeled the spirit of the ’60s for her Fall 2012 collection, and thanks to MAC’s James Kaliardos and CND’s Wanda Ruiz, the makeup and nails easily followed suit.

“Nicole was inspired by Jimi Hendrix, flower power, and trying to promote love,” Kaliardos explained.

To get the look, he started with MAC’s Matchmaster Foundation. He then used Mineralize Skin Finish in Center of the Universe to create a C-shape from the temple to the hollow of the cheek and contouring the eye near the bridge of the nose and Mineralize Blush in Supernova on the apple of the cheek. “These great products – I saw them and I was like, ‘Oh my God! It’s perfect!’ These were inspired by the planets and planetary photographs.”

For the eyes, he applied a pressed pigment in Deeply Dashing wet and buffed it out around the eye. He applied Haute & Naughty Mascara before cutting MAC’s No. 7 Lashes and placed individually. He finished the look by applying lip conditioner before swiping on Mattene Lipstick in Delectable.

As for the nails, Ruiz explained how easy it was to pull off Nicole Miller’s Time Machine manicure. “You can actually do this yourself at home. It’s very DIY,” she said.

To nail this look, start with a base of CND’s Plumville. Once dry, you can swirl the brand’s Electric Orange, Bicycle Yellow and Anchor Blue on top with a toothpick. It may take some time, but the results are well worth the wait!