Inspiration: The Fall 2009 collection took inspiration from the mythical spirit of rock and roll, while the hair and makeup was created to emulate Tao Okamoto’s look, a Japanese model in Phillip Lim’s Fall 2009 collection. Fused together, Phillip wanted the makeup look to mirror Tao’s mod style with a touch of rock n’ roll. With this in mind, Ayako created a look centered around “poetic mod-rock.”
Look: False lashes were placed on the outer half of the bottom lash line and was the central focus of the look. For an exaggerated effect, matte charcoal shadow was used with a wet eyeliner brush to draw lashes beneath, as if to create a shadow effect. “This is the poetic part of the look,” said Ayako. As a complement to the wispy lashes, shimmering pink and gold shadows covered the lids, while the lips were muted with concealer. Skin was made flawless with the newly formulated sheer matte foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) to counteract the sleepy look of the lengthy bottom lashes. Atop the matte skin, a gentle sweep of shimmer was added to cheekbones to catch the light.
Face: Apply NARS Concealer generously, to cover any imperfections. Use a small amount of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) to create even, beautiful skin. With NARS Yachiyo Brush, dust NARS Single Eyeshadow in Bombshell from apple of cheeks up to temples for a light shimmer without pigment
Eyes: Line lower lashes with NARS Glittler Pencil in Danceteria. Smudge with finger to bring out gold shine. Use NARS Eye Contour Brush to layer rose gold with golden flecks side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Silk Road (NEW for Fall 2009) over Danceteria. Apply frosted champagne side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Indian Summer (NEW for Fall 2009) over entire lid, blending up to brow. Cut a set of false eyelashes in half and apply to outer half of lower lash line. Apply NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara (NEW for Fall 2009) to lower lashes. Wet NARS Liquid Eyeliner Brush and apply matte charcoal side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Brumes (NEW for Fall 2009), drawing lash shadows on outer half of lower lash line
Lips: Apply a generous amount of NARS Concelear to entire lip
Scott Fontana, stylist and owner of Badass Hair gave the models at the Walter show some rock and roll hair that matched the edgy, sexy vibe of the collection. Scott and his team styled the girls using Badass Hair products. The style was a teased, tousled updo accented with velvet wrap around ribbon and feather pins.
“I wanted the hair to reflect the clothes and the whole edgy attitude that makes the Walter collection so cool. The updo was messy while still being chic, lots of teasing, but still really feminine,” says Fontana.
To create the style, Fontana used Badass Hair products including “Up All Night” to create volume, “Free” (a working hair spray) to tease the hair, “Lock Up” hair spray to hold the hair in place, and “Light It Up” hair shine to give the style a gorgeous sheen!
Inspiration: “The look uses shades of rose gold in a bohemian traveller sort of way.”
Eyes: Studio Sculpt Concealer – spread on lids to even out skin tone. Coffee Eye Pencil – Applied to the top and bottom lashline. Powersurge Eye Kohl – Applied to the inner rim of the eye to open up the eye. Brassy Fluidline – Applied to eyelid and under eye to create a smoky look. Rose Gold Pigment – Applied on eyelids and under eye. Plushlash Plushblack Mascara – Applied to the top and bottom lashes to separate and elongate lashes. Lingering Eye Brows – Applied to eyebrows to create fullness.
Skin: Face & Body Foundation – Applied to face as a sheer base. Laid Back Blushcreme – Applied to apples of cheeks to give a rosy glow. Antique Rose Cream Colour Base – Applied over blushcreme to create a highlighted effect. Invisible Set Powder – Applied to the t-zone to matti fy.
Lips: Diva Lipstick – blotted onto lips with finger to create a stained look. Brassy Fluidline – Applied to the center of lips.
We interviewed supermodel Heidi Klum, so check it out! We were VERY lucky to score this interview, as it seemed like mostly traditional media was invited (like E! News, OK Magazine, etc.!). Even though we didn’t have a lot of time to ask questions, it was really great and so exciting to meet her!