What: Peter Pilotto Autumn/Winter 2013
Trend to note: Dewy evening look – Glossy smokey eyes with nude matte lips

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Known for his exaggerated silhouettes in bold colours and graphic prints, it may seem surprising that Peter Pilotto would decide on this dewy look with a glossy, smokey eye to complement his latest designs at the Audi Fashion Festival (AFF) 2013.

But the designer himself explained that his Autumn Winter 2013 collection was inspired by a Greco painting in shades of white and silver, and that he wanted to translate that luminosity onto the catwalk through the models’ makeup. The muted colours were also chosen so that Pilotto’s collection of colourful prints and graphic shapes would stand out.

Get the look:
NARS International Lead Makeup Artist, David Scheffen started by prepping the model’s face with NARS Radiance Enhancing Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer before highlighting her cheekbones, cupid’s bow and chin with NARS Illuminator in Copacabana.

Then using a small brush, dust some NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder under the eye, along the sides of the nose and on your chin. Follow up by using your fingers to apply NARS Copacabana Multiple on the same areas again. This is to create a fresh-looking luminous base.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Prime your eyelids with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base before brushing NARS Single Cream Shadow in Corfu onto the entire eyelid. The next step involves mixing the silver from NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Tzarine with NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow in Ashes to Ashes on the back of your hand before applying it over the entire eyelid again, this time blending up to the brow bone and outer corners of the eye.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Scheffen suggests brushing on some NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder on the brow bone to enhance the glow effect, before defining your eyes with a thin line on just the upper lash line using NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates. Go over the liquid liner with NARS Eye Paint in Black Valley (available in September 2013), taking care to follow the eye shape without adding a flick at the end.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Because most of the face is kept dewy, Scheffen used a slightly stronger blush like NARS Blush in Luster to contour and define the cheeks. Apply from the apples of your cheeks to your hairline and upwards to the temples, and go over the area with NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder again.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Scheffen recommends prepping your lips with eye cream instead of lip balm to achieve the matte finish for this look. Apply NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere onto your lips using your fingers so the colour doesn’t go on too strong and result in a pale, washed-out look.

Scheffen’s tip to wearing nude lipstick is to pick a shade with slight pink undertones to match your skin tone, whether it’s warm or cool.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

Finally, brush a glossy lip balm onto your eyelids just before you head out to put the finishing touches on this fresh, wearable evening look.

Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
Image: Wesley Kow

 Audi Fashion Festival 2013: Backstage beauty at Peter Pilotto
David Scheffen and Singaporean model Sarah Chan
Image: Wesley Kow

NARS is the official makeup sponsor for the Audi Fashion Festival 2013 and all products are available at all Nars Cosmetics counters. For more information about Nars, go to www.narscosmetics.com.

The Audi Fashion Festival 2013 is held at The Tent@Marina Promenade at Marina Promenade Turn, behind the Singapore Flyer from May 15 to May 19, 2013. For more information, visit http://audifashionfestival.com, or follow Audi Fashion Festival on Twitter and Facebook.