Vena Cava | Ted Gibson and Vincent Longo for Beauty.com
MAKEUP – To contrast the dark and muted hues in Vena Cava’s fall collection, Vincent Longo wanted to create a bright eye that popped. For a burst of excitement, he applied a thick orange eye liner followed by a black liner on top to provide depth and definition for the lashes. Then, he thickened and contoured the brows to frame the models’ faces, and finished the look with a natural lip. Overall the complexion was matte and porcelain.
HAIR – Gibson wanted the hair to look like the models’ had gone out dancing the night before and then woke up the next morning, effortlessly slicking back the sides with gel to create a slightly messy but cool rocker chic style. Ted used Ted Gibson Fix It to gel the sides, and then created texture in the back of the hair with Ted Gibson Tame It. He finished the look off with Beautiful Hold hairspray.
NAILS – Nonie mixed up a vibrant hunter green polish which nicely complimented Vena Cava’s fall collection and the bright orange eyes. The shade is called British Racing Green and will launch exclusively on Beauty.com in the fall.
Inspiration: “The look is inspired by 1930’s photographs – sepia tone shading but with a slick gloss on the eyes to make it modern.”
Eyes: Dusk cream colour base – blended through crease, over lids and along lower lash line to create shading and depth. Copper Walnut PRO Gloss mixed with a bit of Reflects Gold – applied from lid to brow for a wet look on the eyes.
Face: Fast Play lipstick – blended onto the apples of the cheeks. Pearl cream colour base – swept over cheek bone, bridge of nose, and bow of lips to highlight.
Lips: Half and half lipstick – lightly patted onto the lips.
International celebrity stylist Ward Stegerhoek will be heading up the Living Proof team to design the look – Rocker Chic. “Ward wanted body but No Frizz. Funky yet fashionable”, Ward used the NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray to style the hair and then used the NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Cream to twist the hair and make it appear rough and stringy.
NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray: No Frizz molecule with a holding polymer that holds the curl in place. NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray enhances natural waves and curls with structure and shine.
NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Cream: The cream formula provides optimum frizz-reduction as well as added conditioning benefits, yet doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy or heavy.