Friday, September 10th, 2010

AVEDA @ Jason Wu S/S 2011

AVEDA @ Jason Wu S/S 2011

Chiffon Highlights at Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2011 Show with Odile Gilbert for Aveda

On Hair:

Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created looping braids and twists finished with a chiffon ‘flower’ using Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep™ Smoother,™ Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray, and Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray at the Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week show in New York.

INSPIRATION: “The Jason Wu hair look for this season is simple yet sophisticated, with 1970’s inspiration. We’re braiding chiffon—scraps from the collection—into the hair and twisting the ends into a flower. This look captures the happiness and excitement of spring and summer.” –Odile Gilbert for Aveda–Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Hair How-to:

1. Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ for smoothness and to tame flyaways. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a strong, clean part on the right side of the head and then blow dry straight using a Mason Pearson brush.

2. Pull hair tightly back and separate into four sections along the nape of the neck. Spray each with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for shine and flexible hold.

3. Tie a long ribbon or piece of fabric—in a shade close to the hair color—around the top of each section of hair.

4. One section at a time, braid the fabric through the hair and secure at the bottom with an elastic. Leave excess fabric out at the bottom of each braid. Spray each braid liberally with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold.

5. Collect all four braids and tie the fabric into one large bow at the end to create a ‘flower.’

6. Pull the fabric ‘flower’ upwards and secure at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating beautiful braided loops stemming from the flower. Finish the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


POPLUXE by Richie Rich S/S 2011

Richie Rich launched “POPLUXE by RICHIE RICH” a new ready-¬to-¬wear collaboration with fashion incubator THE KING COLLECTIVE, that is set to take the apparel world by storm. Experts Edward Tricomi and Mateo Ambrose of Warren Tricomi; Deborah Lippmann and Cindy Barshop of Completely Bare all came together backstage to embellish Richie’s collection.

The Look

Hair: Edward Tricomi, of Warren-Tricomi created a baby doll style with an extreme side part and a large bouffant, hair was loose and curled in the back for movement.

Makeup: Mateo Ambrose, of Warren-Tricomi for Smashbox Cosmetics created a beautiful washed out sea foam eye, with massive lashes and Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pop for a cotton candy lip. For the bondage girls he went for a multi-color block eye for an optical graphic punk look with smeared Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Legendary.

Nails: Deborah Lippmann opted for her latest polish, Naked on the fingers of the female models, new for Spring 2011. The “love” finger is polished in Bad Romance, as a way of spreading love. For the male models it was a glitterfest on the toes using all of her signature glitter polishes, such as Happy Birthday.

Vatoos: Cindy Barshop created an exclusive Richie Rich completely bare vatoo for the bondage models. His popluxe logo and his initials were vatoo’d all over the bodies in bright and glittery colors for extra edge.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


Dashing Diva @ Cushnie et Ochs S/S 2011

Celebrity nail technician Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva nail team worked backstage on models for the Cushnie et Ochs show on September 9th at Lincoln Center.

The nails were dipped in gold metallic to complement the dripping effect of the clothing that designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were emulating. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail.

Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ The Vessel by Lois S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever ALLIANCE artist, A.J. Crimson, served as key make up artist for the Vessel, by lois Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. A.J. was inspired by the beautiful colors in the collection, as well as the structure of the clothing. To bring the make up to life, A.J. created a colorful cat eye that was bold yet simple at the same time.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: The complexion was fresh and sunny. A.J. first applied Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to give the skin a healthy spring-time glow. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #10 was dusted on the cheeks and then blended into the skin for a soft wash of orange color. To illuminate the face, Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940 was swept along the upper cheek bones and the top of the nose.

Eyes: The eyes were the focal point of the look. A.J. created a strong cat eye using either Make Up For Ever Aquarelle #3 (blue) or Aquarelle #6 (green) on alternating models. Aquarelle was applied to the eyes using a liner brush to create a modified cat eye shape – the wing was extended beyond the outer edge of the eye for a burst of color, and there was additional detail on the lid for a peek-a-boo effect.

Lips: The lips were neutral and muted slightly with Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to create a clean canvas that allowed the rest of the face to stand out.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ Park Choon Moo S/S 2011

Acclaimed make up artist Kabuki served as key artist for the Park Choon Moo Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Kabuki wanted to create a look that was light, airy and unexpected. The make up was muted to complement the clothes.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: Kabuki first used HD Invisible Cover Foundation to create a flawless canvas. Then to create a pale complexion, the entire face was dusted with Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder #0.

Eyes: Kabuki decided to give the eyes a more avant-garde look, so he first applied sections of Make Up For Ever Faux Lash #156 and curled the top lash line so it pointed upward. He then combed Make Up For Ever Wet Make Up #0 in white through the lashes to give them a “white out” effect. Kabuki also muted the eyebrows by combing Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer through the brows to give them an almost invisible look.

Lips: The look was completed with the perfect beige mouth using Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist #22.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ Mara Hoffman S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, Lottie, served as key make up artist for the Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lottie created a fresh, “cool girl” look for the models, focusing on dewy skin, groomed brows and natural lips. The focal point of the look was “lived in” eyeliner which was smoked out on the bottom lash line to create intensity.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: Lottie first applied Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for a flawless complexion, and then applied Make Up For Ever Pan Cake #3 on top to give the skin a soft, dewy glow. To add a contour to the cheeks, Lottie used Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit #10 and #20 for definition, and finished with Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #20 for a pop of color.

Eyes: Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil #13 was used all over the eye for highlighting the lid and crease. The inside of the bottom lash line was rimmed with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black. Then the outer bottom lashes were lined with Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil #1 which was smoked out for a smudgy intensity. A thick coat of Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash completed the eyes, and lastly, Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil was used to fill in the brows for a well-groomed yet natural look.

Lips: The lips were kept natural with just one coat of Make Up For Ever Moisturizing Lip Balm.

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