Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Vena Cava | Ted Gibson and Vincent Longo for

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 in the fall.

See face chart..

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10 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 – Vena Cava

  1. MissTiss

    Maybe I just don’t get high fashion because I’m not sure about this one.

  2. I love Barbie makeup collection from MAC.

  3. It looks like a middle-schooler did this… It’s not fierce at all. I don’t like it. =\

  4. Susie

    I like the idea of the orange, but it could have been executed better. I think a swipe of color over the lids looks pretty lazy.

  5. nico

    I don’t like this at all

  6. meem

    I think this is a particularly bad combination of ugly, unkempt model, and poorly planned and executed makeup.

  7. IZzySA

    I must be very middle class — this look could be on some painting in Soho resembling the Primitivism of Picasso.. on PP it was art, on a human it looks slovenly. Sorry.

  8. Brie

    I gotta say that I agree. I dig the color a lot, but it does not flatter the model’s skin tone and makes her eyes look small

  9. rowan

    i really love the eyeshadow, but it doesn’t work on the model. i think this is one for those with smooth undereyes!

  10. Mikki

    Haha i’m not getting it either