Maybelline @ Z Spoke by Zac Posen S/S 2011

Maybelline @ Z Spoke by Zac Posen S/S 2011
Maybelline @ Z Spoke by Zac Posen S/S 2011

Maybelline @ Z Spoke by Zac Posen S/S 2011

Inspired by theatrical street performance, the makeup at Z Spoke by Zac Posen emphasized vivid and dramatic color in three distinct beauty looks.

“The makeup had a strong vibe with pops of color and a little edgy playfulness to it. I used bright, bold shades on eyes and cheeks and lots of flirty lashes to complement the femininity, humor, and sex appeal of Zac’s designs,” said Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willier.

The Look

  • Charlotte used Volum’Express the Flasies Mascara to create high drama, flirty lashes.
  • Charlotte applied Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold, Copper Chic, and Sapphire Siren Palettes to achieve maximum eye impact. Sapphire Siren was applied all over the lid and extended to brow bone for one look; Give Me Gold and Copper Chic created a more muted color statement but extended outward in a dramatic cat eye effect.
  • Bold bright color adorned lips with fully saturated coverage in shades of Verry Cherry, Park Avenue Pink, and Backstage #4 (created specifically for Fasion Week).
  • Dream Liquid Mousse Foundationw as applied all over the face for a luminous base.


Whether you want to rock the Deconstructed Bun, Playful Pony, or French Twist, start with these curling instructions, then follow the specific steps for the hairstyle you want to achieve.

Curling Instructions

Using a ¼ inch curling iron, stylists curled the model’s entire head, being sure to curl the sections in opposite directions.  Sims says that this curling technique “allows ringlets to look and feel more organic.” Stylists sprayed the curled strands with got2b 2sexy hairspray for hold and shine.

Deconstructed Bun

Sims explains that this look is meant to look a bit messy. After curling the hair, he recommends brushing the hair out “almost until it’s frizzy,” then pulling in into a bun on the very top of the head, leaving a few loose tundrils along the hairline. Be sure to set the style with got2b 2sexy hairspray.

Playful Pony

These bouncy up-dos complemented the flirty mini dresses in the Spring 2011 collection. After the whole head is curled, Sims says to brush the hair back into a pony, smoothing strands with got2b’s cashmere-infused smooth operator hairspray. Just like the deconstructed bun, a few loose tundrils should be left around the hairline. If you want to give your pony a little extra bounce, Sims recommends spraying the curled pony with got2b’s collagen-infused fat-tastic root-boosting spray.

French Twist (with a twist!)

We’ve never seen French Twists like this before! This hot rocker-chic look featured a French roll in the back, accented with a curly quaff on the forehead. Sims suggests you “curl the front of your hair into small sections and then pull the rest back, twist and secure with a few pins so it still looks undone.” The front curls should be held in place with got2b 2sexy hairspray, while the twist should be held with got2b smooth operator hairspray to achieve the soft, polished look.

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