At Kenneth Ning’s FW17 show during New York Fashion Week Men’s, key makeup artist Dana Arcidy of Metro Look used Bioderma skincare to create a dewy look for her models. Kenneth Ning is a youthful line that emphasizes quality tailoring. For this show, Ning was inspired by the “villains” of Wall Street.

Ning wanted the models to have shiny looking skin, “almost as if they were sweating.” Arcidy wanted to find the right balance and avoid making the skin look oily for flash photography. She explained that she created the look more with skincare than makeup, since she didn’t want to add shimmery highlighter to her male models or make the skin look made-up. Instead, the Metro Look team made sure to be liberal with moisturizer and sparing with powder.

The team prepped their models’ skin with Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O, which was great for models who had just come from other shows and had makeup on as well as those with bare faces. The artists then massaged Hydrabio Moisturising Cream into the skin, which is specially formulated for dehydrated and sensitive complexions. Arcidy said, “A lot of men have dehydrated skin. Shaving can cause a lot of irritation, and aftershave only makes matters worse, and most men don’t use a moisturizer. This cream is great, especially during the winter.”

Arcidy instructed her team to apply skin makeup sparingly, covering up blemishes and dark circles, but allowing the skin to remain natural. One of the models even had a scar on his face, which Arcidy decided to leave since it was so fitting for the theme. Bioderma’s Restorative Lip Balm was applied to the lips and long brow hairs were combed into place, and then, once dressed, the models were perfectly handsome villains.

About Bioderma

Developed in 1977 by a pharmacist, Bioderma is a skincare line with the philosophy of biology at the service of dermatology. The line has worked closely with dermatologists since its beginning days and aims to heal and protect skin from environmental and lifestyle stressors.

About Metro Look

Metro Look was founded by makeup artists and hair stylists Dana Arcidy and T. Cooper. The two artists and their talented team collaborate on a variety of projects in the world of fashion and beyond.