NARS Creates the Looks for Don Giovanni zArchived 7/01/12July 01, 2012 NARS Creates the Looks for Don GiovanniJames Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics collaborated with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte who custom designed all of the costumes for this production to create the beauty looks for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of the famed opera Don Giovanni, which opened Friday, May 18th.The renowned Gustavo Dudamel conducts the opera, and architect Frank Gehry designed the set at the landmarked Walt Disney Concert Hall, a building of his own design.“The makeup is abstracted but rooted in classical theatre,” said James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics who created the exclusive looks for the eight principle characters and 24 member choir. “Everything about the space – both on stage and in the concert hall’s structure – is about angled planes, no straight walls. So I created a facial architecture as a base, letting the characters drive each look. We chose a stony palette and strong lip color for each of the female leads.NARS gave us a great platform of color and texture to leap off of onto the stage. It’s totally different than fashion work.”“Working with NARS and makeup artist James Kaliardos for Don Giovanni has been an exciting collaboration,” said Laura and Kate Mulleavy. “The brand’s depth of products and line of colors, in addition to James’ talent, has helped bring our vision to life!”Donna ZerlinaSkin: Siberia Sheer Glow FoundationEyes: Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow/ Lhasa Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner StyloLips: Amazon Lip Liner Pencil/ Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/ Damned Velvet Matte Lip PencilCheeks: New Order Highlighting Blush/ Blondie EyeshadowAct 2: Add Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to eyesDonna AnnaSkin: Siberia Sheer Glow FoundationEyes: Pandora Duo Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo/ Zardoz Eyeshadow/ Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life Long-Wear EyelinerLips: Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/ Red Lizard Semi Matte Lipstick/ Amazon Lip Liner PencilCheeks: Blondie EyeshadowAct 2: Add Zardoz Eyeshadow to lids, and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to lipsDonna ElviraSkin: Siberia Sheer Glow FoundationEyes: Zardoz Eyeshadow/ Pandora Duo Eyeshadow/ Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo/ Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil/Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life(R) Long-Wear EyelinerCheeks: Blondie EyeshadowAct 2: Add Zardoz Eyeshadow across the nose as a maskPhoto credit: LA Phil’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Walt Disney Concert Hall led by Gustavo Dudamel, in collaboration with Frank Gehry, Rodarte and Christoper Alden. Images by Autumn de WildeSee more photos & swatches!