Wednesday, March 03, 2010
By Sara Moore
Find out how to get the beauty trends shown at the Fall fashion shows during New York Fashion Week.
Lead makeup artist, Valerie Hernandez, of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics created the looks at the Magalis Garcia fashion show. She kept the skin sheer using Mineral Primer, Loose Powder Foundation, and Rice Mineral Setting Powder, and applied a gold liquid shimmer on the cheekbones, a creation that consisted of Vitamin E oil, and Lunar Dust bronzer. Hernandez used the Halo, Coco, and the Vintage Eyeshadow Quad on the eyes for a muted, warm mulberry shade. She combined two lipsticks with eyeshadow to achieve a soft raspberry lip color. She applied Vivid and Vixen Lipstick and Bistro Lipstick mixed with Heather Smoke, Kasbah and Moonstone Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow.
“I was inspired by 40′s Hollywood – Veronica Lake and other silver screen sirens,” said Michael Pierce, who did the makeup using Hourglass Cosmetics for the La Perla show. “The focus is on a gorgeous, strong red lip, but a red that every woman can wear. To add to this look, the eyes are light with tight black eyeliner.”
Pierce used Veil Fluid Makeup for medium coverage, setting it with Oxygen Mineral Powder for a modern, semi-matte approach to 1940’s skin. He then applied Illume in Bronze Light, using the bronze to contour the cheekbones and the highlighter for strong definition. For glowing luminous eyes, he used the natural sand shade from Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy from the lash line to the brow. This was followed by Calligraphy liquid eyeliner in Ebony, which he winged out in an upward direction for a thin lined look, and finished the eye makeup with Film Noir mascara for an intense and dramatic black look. Finally, he traced the lips with Trace Lip Liner in Message, filled it with Raven lipstick, and added a dab of Prodigy lip gloss in Hypnotic in the middle to create the perfect pout.
Hairstylists David Cruz and Odile Gilbert created the looks for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Andy & Debb, Elise Overland, and Catherine Malandrino using Phyto products.
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Gilbert was inspired by Blondie. Hair is light, wispy and flows with a center part, loose texture and easy nod to the 70’s. He first applied Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse to create a dry but voluminous, matte texture. He then curled hair with curling iron, and ran fingers through hair. Gilbert sprayed Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to the roots and added heat. He flipped out bangs, sprayed Phytolaque soie hairspray, and finished with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray. Finally, he had the models turn their heads upside down and flip the hair.
Cruz created a beautiful, perfect texture that’s shiny and healthy, but with very little volume at the Andy & Debb fashion show. Hair was center parted and tucked a little behind the ears like a young girl. He prepped hair with Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray with a mix of Phyto 7 daily hydrating cream. He then flat ironed ends, section by section, and smoothed from root to tip with Phyto Professional Glossing Cream to tame fly-aways.
Since the Elise Overland collection was strong, yet feminine, Cruz used that inspiration on the hair to show off the clothes. He started off by applying PhytoVolume Actif to roots. After blow-drying the hair, he parted hair on the right side of the head, in line with the right eye. He then teased the front in small sections for some lift, and pulled hair into a ponytail and teased the tail for fullness and hold, and sprayed Phytolaque soie. Cruz twisted the ponytail clockwise like a “figure 8″ and pinned the tail up, and then pulled small, airy pieces out to soften the look. He set the look with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray.
The clothes in the Catherine Malandrino show had an urban Mongolian and Tibetan feeling, which inspired Odile to create rough-textured ponytails on top of the head. ”I wanted the hair to look like a dry little tree,” she said. “It should be fresh but have the touch of a barbarian girl.” Odile applied Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse and Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to create a dry, matte texture. Hair was rough dried with hands aggressively massaging the roots to create volume. She then used Phyto Professional Fiber Paste to give hair more texture before sweeping it on top of the head. Odile finished off with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray for a strong hold.
At the Women’s Mafia fashion show, where collections were showcased by emerging talents Jonathan Kayne of Project Runway, Ardistia and Shantele, the Philip Pelusi team created a look that worked for all three designers, resulting in a versatile “Baroque” chignon. First, he sprayed hair with P2 Refresh Hair to give hair texture. He then divided hair into two ponytails: perimeter and crown, and pulled the perimeter ponytail into a high nape. Once again, he sprayed hair with P2 Refresh Hair, and finally pulled a hair net over the ponytail and fashioned it into “petals.”
Dashing Diva‘s head nail tech Pattie Yankee and her team showed off the Fall nail trends at Brian Reyes, Nary Manivong and Trias.
Yankee used 57th & 5th, a sheer nude/pink shade for nails to compliment the Brian Reyes Fall collection.
Since the designer for Trias wanted a subtle grey/brown shade for the nails to go with the natural earthy theme of the show, Yankee mixed the grey Astor Place with the taupe West Village to create a hot mushroom Shitake shade.
Stylist Ally Hilfiger and designer Nary Manivong collaborated with Yankee to create an ultra sleek and modern oval nail, using No More Alimony, a shiny, nude metallic color.