Backstage Beauty at Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015

Daniel Martin at Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015, John Barrett at Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015

Following up on my coverage of Cynthia Rowley's groovy Spring 2015 presentation, here is a peek at the backstage beauty. Makeup artist Daniel Martin's said his muse was iconic British singer Marianne Faithfull with a downtown twist and he termed the look "broken" as if the models had slept in it the night before. The striking eye look was created using Cynthia Rowley Beauty's stunning new color-blocked Game Face Eyeshadow Palette (available only at Birchbox on October 8). He defined the top lash line with the Mini Eye Liner Pencil in Black and went over it using the deep charcoal shade called Knockout. To build the "chunky lashes", Daniel and his team used individual false lashes followed by several coats of mascara. He muted the lips with W3LL People Narcissist Stick Foundation before applying Cynthia Rowley Beauty's Creamy Lipstain in Sugar for a subtle nude pink pout. The brows were kept natural and a shimmery vanilla shade called MVP was used to create soft highlights on the brow bones and cheeks. John Barrett of the John Barrett Salon created modern and textured hair looks to complement the modernity of the collection. The futuristic looking styles called for a good deal of twirling and teasing using John Barrett's Be Healed Styling Mask and Shu Uemura's Essence Absolue Cream in Oil for volume, shine and control. There was also plenty of hairspray going around. Color Club was on hand to provide glossy neutral colored manicures matched to the models' individual skin tones to keep the focus on the clothes.

The hair might be a little difficult to pull off but I find this makeup look to be very pretty and wearable. What do you think?

Special thanks to Birchbox, the exclusive backstage sponsor of the show for this insider's view.

All photos by me.

Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015 Beauty, CRlandia
Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015 Beauty, CRlandia
Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015 Beauty, CRlandia
Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015 Beauty, CRlandia
Color Club  Backstage Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015, CRlandia


The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing pics! :)


get carried away said...

great backstage report dear!
happy new week!

<3, Kathrin

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! The MUA make an amazing job both with hair and the make up. I especially love the make up look: sleek, feminine and eyecatching; and is also my go-to look :) You took such stunning photos dear, make me feel very inspired, well done! Have a lovely week ahead, many hugs! xo

Froso M. said...

I always enjoy a good set of backstage pictures! It looks like a fashion fairytale.

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is amazing doll, so cool you got to go and take all these pictures. You did a fantastic job. Love them :))) xx

Janelle said...

great backstage report dear! these photos are just amazing.

xx Janelle
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Jackie Harrison said...

This is awesome to see backstage in action and the detail so clear on the photos.

Pooja Mittal said...

great backstage pics, i like that all models have very natural makeup on
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Emmylou said...

I really love how both the hair and makeup are done. They complemented each other very well:)

miasmode said...

Amazing backstage photos. Yes the makeup look is pretty and wearable (I'll try it). Don't think I can pull off the hairdo ;-D


miss b said...

You took some wonderful photos and what an opportunity to have a look behind the scenes. I like those muted shades in the eye shadow palette - all very wearable.

Tales of Whimsy said...

FAB pics. Thanks for taking us backstage.

Style and Paper said...

Beautiful makeup looks!!

Style and Paper

Jane said...

Such great photos from backstage! I was imagining that it would be very fast paced but you captured such calmness and poise! Amazing :)

Unknown said...

it is Always nice to see the backstage 's pictures

ciao bella

Beauty Editer said...

So lovely! Great post dear. :)


Unknown said...

I love these natural and messy looks!!! All the models look amazing :) thanks for sharing!


Antee Gurung said...

wow amazing pictures and backstage coverage
have a lovely week
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Paola Lauretano said...

Great pics from backstage, I love the make-up!!!
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Anonymous said...

That's amazing Rowena! What a fun post!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowww amazing pictures!
Have an awesome week my sweet Rowena
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Jane @ said...

so cool that you got to go behind the scene. Beautiful photos as always Rowena!

Effortlesslady said...

You take great photos!! Thanks for showing us what happens backstage.

honestly, b. said...

Oh wow, I love it all! Such great inspiration. I would definitely wear that hairstyle for a night out and that makeup any day! Great coverage on this backstage beauty! Thanks for sharing :)

Jenmarie said...

The make-up is totally doable. I like that they went wild with the hair and more natural with the make-up. It's a good contrast!

Lena L said...

Again, these are amazing photos, Rowena!
I love how close and personal each picture looks. And I really like the simply lined eyes with lush lashes. :)

Unknown said...

Amazing photos and hairstyles!!!!

xoxo Iren

tr3ndygirl influencer e fashion blogger said...

love the pics of this backstage! nice post

A Very Sweet Blog said...

HaHa Rowena! Yes the hair would definitely be hard to pull off. I love the makeup looks! Very soft and pretty.

NotJessFashion said...

Love the photos! Great inspiration!

ALLIE NYC said...

Awesome photos!! And I LOVE these looks, that aesthetic is so me!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

Thanks for showing us your photos - the hairstyles and products look fabulous.
Hope you are enjoying your week

My Garden Diaries said...

The eyes are unbelievable!!! I once studied Kevin Aucoin's books as I think makeup is a form of art! I LOVE how they did up the eyes and left everything else soft! Thanks for sharing this one friend! Nicole xoxo now I need to go makeup shopping!

Pinkoolaid said...

love how flawless and pretty they look


I love behind the scenes images. The natural looking manicure and the eye makeup are my favourite. Thanks for sharing.
/Madison xx
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trishie said...

Love these behind the scenes images!!! So exciting and glamourous isn't it? I do love the makeup and the hair but not sure if I can achieve either at home!

Anonymous said...

It's really cool to get a backstage peek like this! These girls are so pretty.

Elle Sees said...

love seeing your coverage and the looks

Saritschka said...

Oh, thanks! :) I'm following you now via GFC and Bloglovin'.

<3 Sara

abeautifulzen said...

i actually really enjoy the fact that vogue puts on some backstage and beauty photos for when they cover the fashion weeks. its great to see the beauty looks up close.
A Beautiful Zen

Anonymous said...

This is actually quite refreshing; they are usually so intense with the make up that I always wonder 'who on earth can get inspiration from this for an every day look?' It's so cool to have a sneak peek backstage. I'm glad you got very up close and personal with the camera for us all to see. All your photos are such good quality, especially considering the mania it usually is backstage! Rosemary x

Jessica said...

Amazing makeup trends! =)



Alice said...

love these trends :)
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Blackswan said...

Such a sneak preview, Rowena! Lucky gal! xoxo
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Unknown said...

Nice post it's nice to discover the backstage!

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

Great job on this entry! Stunning photos. Have an awesome day!


Unknown said...

Amazing pics, I always love their makeup and hairstyles during fashion shows. :)
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Jessica said...

Wonderful pictures. These models have such amazing hair. Why doesn't my hair ever look like that?

Sam said...

Hi , hope you have been well….I wish my makeup could look like this every day, so pretty! I've been too busy with work and studies recently so I had to take blog break. I will get back to it when I have some free time. Missed reading your posts…Have a great week. You can find me at

Nequéren Reis said...

Postagem maravilhosa amei o cabelo e a make esta show
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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

great shots!! I love the makeup and I actually would LOVE to pull off this hair to a fun party if I had somewhere like that to go! haha

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love the atmosphere behind the scenes! I sometimes think it is more interesting backstage than it is on the runway :)

Michelle said...

Love the looks!! I wish I could do my makeup like's definitely eye catching.

Unknown said...

these beauty looks are so pretty! love Cynthia Rowley

Anonymous said...

The models look flawless and stunning!

Nnenna said...

I love the makeup look- particularly the eyes. The barely there nail color is very pretty as well!

Unknown said...

Beautiful makeup and very wearable like you said. Good coverage and so glad you got to have this wonderful experience of attending the show! :)

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Gabrielle said...

What an utterly fantastic post! I'm such a huge fan of Cynthia Rowley (three of my latest purchases have been by the brand!) and so this was incredible to flick through. The second last photo in particular of the model is excellent; wonderful models and wonderful beauty techniques - what more could you ask for?! :) Have a lovely weekend.. when we get there! :)
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debra mejia said...

How fun to get backstage! I love the look and photos! Beautiful. Cynthia Rowley is one of my favorites:)

Dylan & Berry said...

I'm in love with this post! Your pictures are amazing and I feel like you really captured the moment. <3 ♥ @ItsBerryStylish

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Loving the eye looks created for the show! Seems to be the in thing for this season, play up with the eyes makeup and keep the lips nude and pink, very clean sort of makeup looks! Love it.

Glad that you got to go back stage for this! Am sure you had a great time there *_^
Always fun to go for such events and take a peek at how things are put together before a big show!


KG said...

Gosh! I would have loved to be there at the show.
It's a pretty great brand. Great pics.

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