Celebrating a cool decade prepping and perfecting complexions backstage at NYFW, we were beyond excited to be back for our 10th consecutive year. Armed with an arsenal of stress-relieving skin care secret weapons, our skyn team was busy providing behind the scenes pampering at two of the week’s most talked about shows: Rebecca Minkoff and MONSE.
Backed by a live performance from indie singer BØRNS, and a star-studded front row featuring famous faces like Lindsey Vonn, Jaime King and Coco Rocha, Minkoff’s Marianne Faithfull-inspired collection offered up a brilliant mix of sweetness and rebellion. From knee-high gladiators to micro-minis and fringe galore, an effortless sixties vibe—infused with a few decidedly modern touches—was in full effect. Models rocked wispy bangs and neutral makeup accentuated by thick eyeliner and long, defined lashes.
Over at MONSE—the season’s newly minted fashion week darlings—their buzzy debut collection definitely lived up to the hype. From the decidedly relaxed glamour of the fashions to the bare skin, nude nails and neutral lips, the feel going down the runway was all about casual, confident elegance with an emphasis on youthful simplicity.
In keeping with the super-natural makeup story, skyn ICELAND was on hand to ensure that fresh, glowing skin was had by all, thanks to our signature stress-relieving regimen—which this season included Face-Lift in-a-Bag. Tucked into the VIP gift totes at Rebecca Minkoff, this age-erasing trifecta is packed with everything you need to launch a full-scale attack on fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on your face—from forehead furrows and crow’s feet to deep creases and smile lines. We’re pretty sure this one’s destined to become a fashion week staple.
When asked about the growing emphasis on skincare as a key component backstage, skyn’s Founder and President Sarah Kugelman weighed in on how valuable it has become in helping designers fully realize the beauty vision for a given collection. “I think the conversation before was, ‘Let’s prepare the canvas.’ We can’t put makeup on top of a canvas that’s bumpy or rough.” “Then there was the whole primer phase. But now it’s about: How do you make the skin look healthy and glowing?”
And while it was an exhausting week for Sarah—who also made a pit stop in London over the weekend to work with Makeup Artist Lucy Burt and prep skin at the Markus Lupfer show—it is always an incredible feeling to be valued as such an important partner behind the scenes and to be a part of such exciting collaborations. “The great thing about skyn ICELAND for fashion week, aside from the performance, is that we have visible skin care that the models and artists can actually see working. Truly innovative!”
To get the flawless complexion found backstage at fashion week, check out our official stress-relieving backstage skincare regimen
CLEANSEGlacial Cleansing Cloths
Makes multiple makeup changes simple and stress-free—for both you and your skin. Remove a full face of makeup gently, no soap, or water needed!
MINIMIZE PORESPure Pore Minimizer
You’ll be ready for your close up, we promise. Reduce the appearance of pores—instantly!
PREP EYES AND FACEHydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
Who cares how late you stayed out last night! Say goodbye to dark circles and puffiness—in 10 minutes flat!
Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels
Like CPR for stressed skin. Visibly fill in forehead furrows and smile lines for upto 24 hours—without a needle in sight.
MOISTURIZE Pure Cloud Cream
The moisturizer equivalent of a soft, cuddly blanket and a nap, slather on this dreamy emulsion to rapidly hydrate and nourish dry, irritable skin back to a healthy, natural state.
The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion
A chill pill for angry, irritated skin, it works wonders to decongest, detoxify and stabilize combination or oily complexions with a cooling burst.
Arctic Hydrating Balm
Because dry skin is never in style, apply daily to deeply moisturize, repair and protect super dry, sensitive complexions.
Arctic Elixir Serum
Declare war on early aging, one drop at a time. Smooth on skin morning and night to diminish wrinkles and improve elasticity while helping to promote new collagen and reduce free radicals.
TREAT EYES Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
Say sayonara to tired, puffy eyes and send under eye bags packing.
HYDRATE AND SET MAKE-UPArctic Face Mist
Instantly soothe, protect and prep stressed skin by soothing irritation and setting the stage for a flawless makeup application.