Backstage with Mary Kay x Lela Rose

Last week while I was in New York, I had the opportunity to work with Mary Kay and attend the Lela Rose Spring 2017 runway show! Today I’m sharing all the details from backstage – including all the info on the model’s makeup and some skincare/makeup tips for the upcoming season.  
Lela Rose is a NYC-based fashion designer regarded for her elegant aesthetic. She employs a brilliant use of color and handcrafted details (think lots of florals!) into a totally wearable collection. Lela Rose and Mary Kay Global Beauty Ambassador Luis Casco worked together to create a look that’s reflective of the Lela Rose woman’s lifestyle… with glowing, luminous skin and an emphasis on the eyes, while still being wearable from day-to-night. 
Mary Kay empowers women to be beautiful and work at their own pace, which is also the Lela Rose woman! I’m including a bunch of photos from backstage and the show, but keep scrolling for the actual makeup products used.
Lela Rose herself (below!) even came in for a makeup touch-up before the show.
The actual show was held at a small restaurant in Soho, Cafe Altro Paradiso (one of Roses’s favorite restaurants). Small salads and glasses of rosΓ© were served while the models elegantly walked through the restaurant. 
Here’s the rundown on the models’ makeup: 
SKIN: Intense Moisturizing Cream & TimeWise Replenishing Serum + C are massaged into the face and neck to add a glowing base
FOUNDATION: TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation is buffed into the skin and Mineral Powder Foundation is applied to the T-zone with a  powder puff
BLUSH: Mineral Cheek Color in “sky blush” is dusted on the cheeks and drawn up to the temples
EYES: Eyes are prepped with Eye Primer and Mineral Eye Color in “hazelnut” is blended into the crease
Gel Eyeliner in “jet black” is applied midway along the lash line and dragged out to create a “half cat eye”
Two layers of Lash Intensity mascara are applied to the top lashes
LIPS: Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in “always apricot” 
Mary Kay did my makeup before the show using their new Runway Bold Collection. It’s a beautiful collection full of metallics and bronze hues! Here was my makeup for the day of the show…
Caroline Constas top // Charlotte Russe ripped jeans // Givenchy handbag
You can check out Mary Kay’s new Runway Bold Collection here! Let me know if you have any questions.
*Thank you to Mary Kay for sponsoring this post

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  1. Fantastic behind the scene shots, love the vibe! You're looking absolutely gorgeous in this minimalistic and daytime glamorous outfit!

  2. I really love this outfit Caitlin! You look stunning and the contrast of the girly top with the ripped denim is perfect. Great post πŸ™‚ It makes me want to visit NYC and Fashion Week so much more!

  3. Love Lela Rose!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  4. That top is GORGEOUS! Ugh you are just perfection in those photos <3

  5. That was literally one of my favorite looks of yours of all time. That top is stunning

    Sara Kate Styling

  6. Ahh it looks so nice! Totally love your whole look! The bag is perfect! <3

  7. Your white top is a dream! Love this outfit.
    β™‘ Kristina

  8. What a cool experience to be backstage! And love the concept of a show in a restaurant. The designs are so pretty and feminine. x

    Jen | affecionada

  9. This looks like an amazing experience and I love your top!
    Xo, Kelsey

  10. My mom has been a senior sales director with MK for 30 years! It's amazing product, I wear all the skin care, and make up. They have the best mascaras! Thanks for sharing this post, I sent it to my mom too πŸ™‚

  11. Love seeing behind the scene action πŸ™‚ This white top is the cutest on you and your makeup looks amazing! I love my Mary Kay anti-aging products! Thanks for sharing <3
    xx Tess |Sequins are the New Black

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  13. I absolutely love that white top! Your makeup also looks beautiful!


  14. Love your outfit and the backstage photos!

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  16. Loving this off the shoulder on you! I must try this trend too!
    xo – katestylepetite

  17. Such a fun event! Fab post πŸ™‚ Absolutely love your blog, keep doing what you're doing and writing these great posts! Some fab tips here πŸ™‚

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  18. That top is gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love it! I may have to splurge!

  19. That top, though!

  20. You look stunning Cait! Xx

  21. Love your jeans! Where do you turn to for style inspiration these days?

    Katie //

  22. I haven't had a makeup professional do my makeup before but that looks like such a fun experience!


  23. Love your blouse!


  24. Oh how fabulous! I love your top!!

    xx Kathryn

  25. Beautiful!! What color is your lipstick?? Love it! πŸ™‚

  26. Beautiful!! What color is your lipstick?? Love!