Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Wella @ Thakoon

Thakoon’s spring collection is described as “warrior-surf” and reflects a hard/soft, natural/artificial dichotomy with organic construction or armoring of the body, contrasting with patterns cut around the body as a canvas with soft draping. The palette can be described as muted watercolors with an array of nudes, blues, pinks and aquas.

The Look

To achieve this “sumo wrestler meets surfer” inspired look, Thakoon Panichgul, Eugene Souleiman, and Eva Scrivo collaborated for a finished style that demonstrates the contrast between tight and loose elements, which the collection encapsulates. A sleek, tight-to-the-head “seventh samurai” ponytail is sculpted on the top half, while leaving out loose, textured ends in a knot. Free-flowing, beachy waves left down in back, allows the look to exude a variety of contradictory elements that don’t blend, but balance. Colored extensions add dimension and life to help form the overall shape.

Hair Styling by: Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals
Hair Color by: Eva Scrivo and the Wella Professionals team
Hair products supplied by: Wella System Professional

Get the Look

  • Blowdry the hair back and away from the face.
  • Brush all the hair from ear to ear back and into a tight pony tail.
  • Apply Wella System Professional Supermousse to the pony for a sleek, satin finish.
  • Incorporate the hair from the center of the nape of the neck, in a 2 inch section up to the pony.
  • Bind the hair in the pony with 1/2 inch thick black elastic or ribbon, folding it back on itself to create a knot of hair.
  • Smooth a silicone gloss into hands and smooth over the hair that has been bound for a sleek finish.
  • Add colored extensions to the hair that is left out of the bind, to add length and fullness, as well as color depth.
  • Then spray this hair with Wella High Hair Ocean Spritz and diffuse for a beachy texture.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Shiseido @ Zero + Maria Cornejo

The Look

“Leftover makeup” look and “touch of sun.”

Get the Look

  • Cheeks: Dick used the Luminizing Satin Face Color Tea Rose (RS302) from the Spring 2010 Collection and applied on the models’ bare skin, just on the cheeks and nose to give a sun-kissed look.
  • Eyes: Dick lined the top and bottom lash line with the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown (BR602) from the 2009 Fall Makeup Collection. To give the look a little bit of slip, he applied a dab of the Accentuating Color Stick in Champagne Flush (S3) underneath the eyes. After curling the lashes, Dick applied a touch of the Perfect Mascara in Black (BK901) from the Fall 2009 Makeup Collection. Dick used the Natural Eyebrow Pencil from the Fall 2009 Makeup Collection if the eyebrows were very light and brushed up the hairs simultaneously.
  • Lips: Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick in Pout (RS326) from the Spring 2010 Collection was applied like a lip liner and patted to fill in the rest of the lip to create a soft, translucent lip.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Avon @ Charlotte Ronson

Avon Advance Techniques lead stylists Allen Ruiz together with designer, Charlotte Ronson, created the hair look for the Spring 2010 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

The Look

Inspiration for the Look: The look mirrors the Charlotte Ronson collection, which is inspired by a remake of 80’s style. The hair was created to evoke a fresh, young wispy look and a “just walked out of dance class at Julliard” look to play off her fabrics and bold designs.

Get the Look

  • Step 1: Prep the hair from root to tip with Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray to enhance natural shine and create volume.
  • Step 2: Using the Advance Techniques Paddle Brush and hair dryer, distribute the Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray by sectioning off the hair and blow-drying to ensure that there is a natural, soft texture.
  • Step 3: Next, gather the hair tight to form a ponytail at the back crown of the head and secure with a ponytail holder keeping all sides flat.
  • Step 4: Holding hair at the base of the ponytail, twist the hair firmly in one direction to form a kink in to a spiral. Secure with bobby pins.
  • Step 5: On the sides, using the little hairs “muse” the wispy hairs to play up the natural texture.
  • Step 6: Lightly spray Advance Techniques Hair Spray to complete the style and hold in place.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you ever feel like you have too much makeup? No such thing?

Temptalia's Answer.

Sometimes, but it’s a hobby of mine, in a way, so there’s more to it than just “how much can I actually use?”

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Rodarte @ NYFW S/S ’10

Rodarte’s showing has easily been one of my favorites from the extravaganza that is NYFW. You can get the makeup breakdown by MAC and hair breakdown by AVEDA. But me? I’d rather stare at the final production! :)

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

To read about the MAC Rodarte Collection, please visit this post. It has a full, thriving discussion and debate that’s on-going as well as official statements from MAC Cosmetics and Rodarte.

MAC @ Rodarte

The Look

M∙A∙C Senior Artist, Chantel Miller designed the Maori-inspired geometric tattoo makeup seen on the runways at the Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 runway show today. Chantel worked in close collaboration with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy and key makeup artist James Kaliardos (for M∙A∙C) over the course of 4 weeks to create the full-sleeve, half-sleeve and neck tattoo designs, which are meant to evoke the feeling of a futuristic tribe.

“The idea for the tattoos stemmed from Kate and Laura’s desire to celebrate makeup as art not only for the face, but also for the body in a similar way that Indian culture uses henna. They want women to look at makeup as an accessory for an outfit the way you would a bracelet or a necklace,” said Chantel Miller.

Get the Look

The morning of the show, Chantel, who specializes in body painting, spent 4 intensive hours with a team of 40 artists hand painting the elaborate body art. Each model received a customized combination of the designs depending on which look they were wearing in the show. There were; 4 different full-sleeve, 1 neck and 8 half-sleeve designs. To get the look Chantel recommends trying a combination of the below products. She says, “Application is key to creating a body-art look like this, so the brushes play an essential part.”

  • PRO Micronized Airbrush in Black Black
  • Brush 252
  • Brush 242
  • PRO Mixing Medium/Alcohol Base
  • Liquidlast Liner in Point Black

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