Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Shiseido @ Zero + Maria Cornejo

The Look

“Leftover makeup” look and “touch of sun.”

Get the Look

  • Cheeks: Dick used the Luminizing Satin Face Color Tea Rose (RS302) from the Spring 2010 Collection and applied on the models’ bare skin, just on the cheeks and nose to give a sun-kissed look.
  • Eyes: Dick lined the top and bottom lash line with the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown (BR602) from the 2009 Fall Makeup Collection. To give the look a little bit of slip, he applied a dab of the Accentuating Color Stick in Champagne Flush (S3) underneath the eyes. After curling the lashes, Dick applied a touch of the Perfect Mascara in Black (BK901) from the Fall 2009 Makeup Collection. Dick used the Natural Eyebrow Pencil from the Fall 2009 Makeup Collection if the eyebrows were very light and brushed up the hairs simultaneously.
  • Lips: Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick in Pout (RS326) from the Spring 2010 Collection was applied like a lip liner and patted to fill in the rest of the lip to create a soft, translucent lip.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Avon @ Charlotte Ronson

Avon Advance Techniques lead stylists Allen Ruiz together with designer, Charlotte Ronson, created the hair look for the Spring 2010 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

The Look

Inspiration for the Look: The look mirrors the Charlotte Ronson collection, which is inspired by a remake of 80’s style. The hair was created to evoke a fresh, young wispy look and a “just walked out of dance class at Julliard” look to play off her fabrics and bold designs.

Get the Look

  • Step 1: Prep the hair from root to tip with Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray to enhance natural shine and create volume.
  • Step 2: Using the Advance Techniques Paddle Brush and hair dryer, distribute the Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray by sectioning off the hair and blow-drying to ensure that there is a natural, soft texture.
  • Step 3: Next, gather the hair tight to form a ponytail at the back crown of the head and secure with a ponytail holder keeping all sides flat.
  • Step 4: Holding hair at the base of the ponytail, twist the hair firmly in one direction to form a kink in to a spiral. Secure with bobby pins.
  • Step 5: On the sides, using the little hairs “muse” the wispy hairs to play up the natural texture.
  • Step 6: Lightly spray Advance Techniques Hair Spray to complete the style and hold in place.

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Rodarte @ NYFW S/S ’10

Rodarte’s showing has easily been one of my favorites from the extravaganza that is NYFW. You can get the makeup breakdown by MAC and hair breakdown by AVEDA. But me? I’d rather stare at the final production! :)

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

To read about the MAC Rodarte Collection, please visit this post. It has a full, thriving discussion and debate that’s on-going as well as official statements from MAC Cosmetics and Rodarte.

MAC @ Rodarte

The Look

M∙A∙C Senior Artist, Chantel Miller designed the Maori-inspired geometric tattoo makeup seen on the runways at the Rodarte Spring/Summer 2010 runway show today. Chantel worked in close collaboration with designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy and key makeup artist James Kaliardos (for M∙A∙C) over the course of 4 weeks to create the full-sleeve, half-sleeve and neck tattoo designs, which are meant to evoke the feeling of a futuristic tribe.

“The idea for the tattoos stemmed from Kate and Laura’s desire to celebrate makeup as art not only for the face, but also for the body in a similar way that Indian culture uses henna. They want women to look at makeup as an accessory for an outfit the way you would a bracelet or a necklace,” said Chantel Miller.

Get the Look

The morning of the show, Chantel, who specializes in body painting, spent 4 intensive hours with a team of 40 artists hand painting the elaborate body art. Each model received a customized combination of the designs depending on which look they were wearing in the show. There were; 4 different full-sleeve, 1 neck and 8 half-sleeve designs. To get the look Chantel recommends trying a combination of the below products. She says, “Application is key to creating a body-art look like this, so the brushes play an essential part.”

  • PRO Micronized Airbrush in Black Black
  • Brush 252
  • Brush 242
  • PRO Mixing Medium/Alcohol Base
  • Liquidlast Liner in Point Black

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

AVEDA @ Rodarte

The Look

The look is edgy and daring, yet natural, with hair pinned away from the face in a thin veil of black wool. Hair is matte, roughed-up and textured, and raked back into a braid-like cascade.

Get the Look

  • Step 1: Dampen hair with water and prep with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to add volume. Scrunch hair with fingers while blow-drying.
  • Step 2: Sprinkle Aveda Pure Abundance™ Hair Potion generously on hair (using most of the bottle), working in layers, to create matte, roughed-up texture throughout. Massage product into the hair and scalp with fingers.
  • Step 3: Once Aveda Pure Abundance™ Hair Potion is worked in, scrunch and twist hair with fingers while blowing-drying. Spray hair liberally with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for workable hold.
  • Step 4: Twist the sides of hair back and secure at ear-level with black hair pins.
  • Step 5: Prepare a piece of natural black wool by spreading it out with fingers to create a thin veil. Beginning across the top of the head, a couple of inches from the hairline, spread the wool out delicately, pinning it securely in place. Continue draping the organic wool over hair to ends, securing in place with pins.
  • Step 6: Twirl the wool around the ends and tie into a knot, creating the illusion of the end of a ponytail. Spray thoroughly with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray to hold the look in place.

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

MAC @ Zac Posen

NYFW S/S '10 Zac Posen

The Look

“A mix of Degas ballerinas and Jean Shrimpton from the 1960s. Graceful and delicate like a watercolour painting, colours blended like hydrangeas.” – Stephane Marais

Get the Look

  • EYE: White Pigment – applied to eyelid. Dazzlelight Eye Shadow – layered over lids for a transparent, sparkle. Lingering Brow Pencil – blended into crease to enhance and contour the eye. Fibre Rich Mascara – generously app lied to top and bottom lashes to create a fake lashlook. Clear Brow Set – to set brows.
  • FACE: Face and Body Foundation – app lied to skin for a dewy, sheer finish. Prep + Prime Powder – to set. Pro Paintstick in Magenta and Dolly Mix Blush – mixed and blended onto cheeks with fingertips. White Frost Eye Shadow – dusted over tops of cheekbones to highlight.
  • LIP: Syrup Lipstick – patted onto lips. Plumful Lipstick – blended with fingertips onto the corners of lips to add volume and contour.

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