Friday, September 18th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 Thakoon

NARS @ Thakoon

The inspiration behind the collection came from the idea of “samurai-meets-surfer.” The collection consisted of so many sharp edges and aqua-blues that deisgner Thakoon wanted the girls to look like warriors so that they could really wear and carry the strong clothing. With such bright colors, the goal was to keep the face a bit more monotone overall but still to impart strength around the eyes and cheekbones.

The Look

A very strong and luminous face is the key to getting this look right. “It’s a beach warrior look – surfer girl meets Seven Samurai,” explained lead artist Diane Kendal. She used a minimal amount of makeup everywhere, but contoured the cheeks and kept the eye deeply set to convey an image of power through minimalism.

Get the Look

Face: Apply NARS Sheer Matte Foundation to conceal imperfections. To achieve luminosity, apply NARS Orgasm Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2010) to the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. To contour and sculpt the cheeks, apply NARS Malaysia Multiple Bronzer and blend into the cheek bones. Highlight the cheekbones and nose with the white side of NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo

Eyes: Apply the brown side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid up to the brows. Blend both NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) as well as the light pink side of NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) into the crease, outer eye and up towards the brow bone. . Apply NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow to the upper and lower lash lines as well as to the crease in the eyelid, blending with the other shadows to create definition. Dust NARS Night Snow Single Eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes

Lips: Mute lips by using NARS Concealer. With your finger, apply NARS Ophelia Lip Gloss (NEW for Spring 2010) to the center of lips

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NYFW S/S '10 Thakoon

Friday, September 18th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NARS @ Marc Jacobs

François Nars and NARS Cosmetics created the makeup look at the Marc Jacobs SS2010 show.

The Look

The look of the Marc Jacobs collection was inspired by the contemporary dancer, Martha Graham: Old-fashioned and theatrical but graceful and precise. At the same time, however, there was a darker side that was shone through: a quality of gothic romance. Ballerinas with a sense of mystery- as if part of them, along with some of their makeup, had been left behind on stage.

Get the Look

Left-over stage makeup. The models weren’t meant to have perfect makeup- rather, they were meant to encompass a “just came off-stage” effect. “Dancers in theater and opera always have white faces, pointed lips and an eye that is drawn outward, not upward-it’s very theatrical, very ballet,” said François Nars. He stressed the importance of the eye for this look, noting that “the shape of the eyeliner is important- it should open the eyes, especially underneath. The slashes of white is something they used to do in the 70s- it brings a 3-dimensional feeling to the makeup.”

  • Face: Blend NARS Siberia Sheer Matte foundation onto the face. Set with NARS Snow Loose Powder for a white, pirouette-clown look. Subtly contour and highlight, if necessary, with NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo
  • Eyes: Dust the white shimmer from the left side of NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow on the eyelid . Use NARS D.Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) in the crease. Using the NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches on the top and bottom lids, follow the shape of the eye, elongating it just past the outer corners but keeping the line straight and out, never moving upwards. (Can we fix the bullet I can’t get the same one to work?). Use NARS Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil to enhance the eye. After applying two sets of false eyelashes, apply one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara followed by one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lips: Apply NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (NEW for Holiday 2009) to upper and lower lips, adding an extra layer on the top lip.. Dab your finger along the lower lip to lightly fade the color so that the top lip is darker.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Tarte @ Hayden-Harnett

The Look

The collection is inspired by a nomadic journey through lava fields and desert landscapes. Tarte used these concepts to create a warm complexion with a strong, geometric brow and soft lip.

Get the Look

  • Complexion: Smooth Operator Oil-Free Foundation with SPF 20; The Eraser 4-in-1 Natural Concealer; Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector; Provocateur Powder Pressed Mineral Powder; Rest Assured Brightening Wand
  • Cheeks: Park Ave Princess Mineral Bronzer Powder; Green Siren Natural Cheek Stain
  • Eyes: Lifted Natural Eye Primer; Sandstone Creaseless shadow; Femme Natural Eye Palette; Chocolate Indelible Wink Liquid Liner; Chocolate emphasEYES eye pencil; Lights, Camera,Lashes Mascara
  • Lips: 4-in-1 Natural Concealer; 24/7 Natural Lip Sheer in Summer Fling and Champagne Brunch; Crown Jewels Lipgloss Set

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

MAC @ Baby Phat

The Look

“A summer trip to Moracco in 1972. Dark, sexy and glamorous.” — James Kaliardos

Get the Look

  • EYE: Waveline Fluidline Eye Liner – applied to the eye lid in an elongated winged shape and under the eye as a base . Deep Truth Frost Eye Shadow and Fly-by-Blu Pearlglide Eye Liner layered over to add colour and sparkle. Blacktrack Fluidline – applied to darken the crease. Light Violet Crushed Metal Pigment – brushed into the inner corners of the eye. Light Beige Crushed Metal Pigment – to highlight the brow bone. Blackdazzle Dazzlelash – swept through eyelashes. 44 lash – applied to exaggerate the eye.
  • FACE: Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation – to prep the skin. Florida and Joie de Vivre Cremeblushes – to contour and tan the skin. Crushed Metal Pigment in Dark Pink – to highlight the high planes of the cheek.
  • LIP: Love Nectar Lustreglass – brushed onto lips for a sparkly, peach lip.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Temptu @ Max Azria

The Look

For Spring 2010, Max Azria introduced a clean and sleek collection of elegance that incorporated neutral, solid colors with post-modern touches. Lisa Butler’s approach to the makeup was to create a soft, subdued, and fresh look to complement the collection’s uncomplicated sophistication, “We wanted the girls to look as fresh and natural as possible,” said Butler.

Get the Look

To achieve this level of minimalistic elegance, Butler used the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System, with the AIR Pod Highlighter in Champagne to add light and sheer accents underneath the brow bone, around the sides of the eyes, on top of the cheeks, and on the lips with a touch of clear mascara to lift the eyebrows. The simplicity of this look saw no other additional makeup. “Using airbrushing as an application technique really pulled the essence of natural beauty together,” said Butler. “It provides light, natural-looking coverage while adding dimension to the face.”

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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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