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SK-II & Gucci Westman Backstage at MONSE FW 2017

March 16, 2017

Backstage at the MONSE Fall/Winter 2017 Ready To Wear Collection during New York Fashion Week, Makeup Artist Gucci Westman prepped models’ skin with luxury skincare brand SK-II prior to makeup application.

“The inspiration for the beauty look was inspired by a deconstructed, urban film noir-type girl,” said Gucci Westman. “A girl that feels very real, approachable, and beautiful."

Gucci Westman, Makeup Artist

To ensure each model had luminous and radiant skin, Gucci Westman applied the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, followed by GenOptics Aura Essence and the NEW R.N.A. Power Eye Cream.

  • Gucci Westman Applying SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence with PITERA
  • Gucci Westman Makeup Artist


To prep the models’ skin prior to makeup application, Facial Treatment Essence was patted and gently massaged into the skin. The brand’s signature product is formulated with over 90% pure PITERA™, which promotes the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process, balances the moisture barrier for skin elasticity and hydration, and instantly refreshes skin for an even, radiant complexion.


Next, the recently launched GenOptics Aura Essence was applied to provide skin brightening and plumping. The unique lightweight serum formula is packed with anti-oxidants, humectants, vitamins and minerals to instantly brighten dull skin after several busy, long days of shows.


Finally, the brand new R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream was gently massaged under the eyes. The hydrating eye cream is specially formulated to leave skin around the eyes firm, while creating bright and smooth skin – the perfect canvas for eye makeup application.

Once each model showcased hydrated, healthy skin, Gucci Westman applied makeup to enhance the skin’s natural glow with a wet, glossy eye and a dab of wine color in the middle of the lips.

“I wanted the girls to have super hydrated skin so it was really important to prep with SK-II skincare,” stated Gucci. “I used the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence to give the complexion a healthy, radiant glow and the new SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream to hydrate and firm the eye area.”

Gucci Westman, Makeup Artist

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  • MONSE New York Fashion Week Event
  • Gucci Westman's Makeup as NYFW
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