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Makeup, Hair, & Nails @ Erickson Beamon S/S 2012

Makeup, Hair, & Nails @ Erickson Beamon S/S 2012

WOW! The styling at Erickson Beamon was ridiculous–and I mean that in the best way! After seeing a lot of nude/neutral colors and looks at other shows, it’s such a breath of fresh air!

Nonie from Butter London for Beauty.com created pops of color on the nails using a neon orange, chartreuse, magenta (with a little touch of shimmer), and teal. The magenta and teal shades are definitely part of the spring/summer collection but she hasn’t decided whether the other two will come out (I totally voted for chartreuse!). They put a different color on each fingernail and toenail. The backstage area was so cramped, there were Butter London team members sitting on the floor and crunched in some really awkward-looking positions!

PHYTO for Beauty.com was styling the hair, which was sleek and twisted to wrap around each side and pulled into a ponytail. It was designed to be understated, because the makeup and nails were already so bold and vibrant.

MAC was responsible for the makeup. Chantal Miller, MAC Senior Artist, was the key artist for the makeup look, and she used a lot of PRO products, like Paintsticks, Glitters, and Pigments. The models also wore hand-cut paper lashes, which the models said were odd at first but after a few minutes, they were used to them. Lots and lots of glitter along the brow bone and underneath the eye, as well as a bold lip with more glitter patted on top. It was a superstar team back there; I also spotted Senior Artists Fatima, Romero, and Neil (UK) at work. (Fatima even told me she reads Temptalia, which was totally a “No way!” moment for me.)

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NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012
NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

“A free-spirited woman in pursuit of love,” said designer Joy Cioci about the inspiration behind her collection. “The pieces are effortless, but luxe with a juxtaposition of soft details and vibrant colors.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Founation), Orgasm Illuminator
  • Eye: Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – New for Spring 2012! (for now, try Ondine Single Eyeshadow), Corfu Cream Eyeshadow, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil, Heat Wave Lipstick, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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MAC @ Suno S/S 2012

MAC @ Suno S/S 2012
MAC @ Suno S/S 2012

MAC @ Suno S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Studio Moisture Cream – hydrates and illuminates skin, Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – buffed lightly over the skin with 188 Brush, Cake Mix Cream Eye Shadow (available S/S 2012) – applied over high planes to highlight
  • Eye: Bisque Eye Shadow – swept over the eyelids for a base, Copperplate and Satin Taupe Eye Shadows – blended together to create a custom taupe halo around the eyes, MAC Pro Shine Mixing Medium – blended with Satin Taupe Eye Shadow and applied over the eyelids for a light sheen, Cake Mix Cream Eye Shadow (available S/S 2012) – applied precisely through the inner corners of the eyes for a highlight
  • Lip: Studio Finish Concealer – used to camouflage the outer edge of lips, MAC Pro Red Lipmix – blended through the center of the lip for a “bitten” effect
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Beauty.com @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2012

Beauty.com @ Erin Fetherston S/S 2012

After VPL, I headed to Erin Fetherston with the Beauty.com team to check out the hair styling by Alterna and nails by Butter London.  There were four different styles for hair, 60s inspired with a sexy-without-spending-an-hour-on-it kind of hair. My favorite was the twisted chignon with a little oomph and volume using Alterna Bamboo products in Volume Uplifting Root Blast, Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse, and Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray. Butter London’s Nonie customized the nail color (dubbed “Patent Pink”) by mixing Pink Ribbon and Tea with the Queen together.

It’s really pretty crazy backstage – the set-up at Erin Fetherston was so small (smallest of all the shows I’ve been to so far).  It’s like organized chaos, I suppose, because everyone manages to get done what they need to get done in time for the show to go on.  I also want to thank everyone who recommended Cole Haan shoes, because though my feet hurt from all the walking at the end of the day, I don’t (yet) have blisters!  I’ve got a few more shows to recap, so stay tuned!

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MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2012

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2012
MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2012

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: MAC Pro Sculpting Powder Pro Palette – blended over natural looking skin to emphasize contours, Fleur Power Powder Blush and Peaches Sheertone Blush – blended together and softly dusted over the apples of cheeks with 129 Brush for a flush
  • Eye: Young Venus in Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available S/S 2012) – dusted over the eyelids with 242 Brush for a soft highlight, Fig. 1 Eye Shadow and MAC Pro Indian Ink Small Eye Shadow Pro Palette – blended together with 219 Brush to define the crease with a hard, rounded contour, MAC Pro Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil – applied through the lower lashline to define, Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara – applied over upper and lower lashes
  • Lip: Innocence, Beware! Lipstick (available S/S 2012) – rubbed into lips for a natural glossy stain

MAC @ Jason Wu S/S 2012

MAC @ Jason Wu S/S 2012
MAC @ Jason Wu S/S 2012

MAC @ Jason Wu S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Studio Finish Concealer – perfects skin only where needed, Blot Powder/Press – applied over the center of the face for a polished effect, Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder – dusted above cheekbones, over bridge of nose, and inner corners of the lower lashes for a highlight, Cubic Powder Blush – blended over the lower apples of cheeks with 129 Brush
  • Eye: Blacktrack Fluidline – applied with 210 Brush with precision through the upper lashline only with a minute extension on the outer corners, MAC Pro Gloss Texture – dabbled over eyelids for a soft sheen
  • Lip: Redd Lip Pencil – contours and defines the lip, Scarlet Ibis Lipstick (available S/S 2012) – applied over the entire lip, MAC Pro Acid Orange Pigment – patted over the lips with 219 Brush to finish

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