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Romantic Makeup & Voluminous Ponytail at Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2015

April 25th, 2014

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With bridal season in full swing, now is the time to drool over some very pretty dresses and catch up on the latest bridal hair and makeup. At Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2015 Collection, the look was inspired by photographs of 1930s British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. The photographs’ soft tonal colors and hazy, neoclassical ambiance directly influenced the design and palette of the collection and translating into a romantic hair and makeup look that consisted of earthy colors and a voluminous ponytail.

Jenny Packham Spring 2015 Bridal Collection
To create a flawless complexion, lead makeup artist Talia Shobrook first prepped skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating. Next, she used Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide to create a healthy, even tone. Then, she covered any imperfections using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. To sculpt the cheeks, she applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Cashmere followed by a thin layer of Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Barely Pink. Next, she applied Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder underneath the eyes and dusted Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in Universal on the rest of the face to set the makeup and make the skin appear “demi-matte”. To highlight and give “freshness to the skin”, Shobrook applied Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating to the cheeks and the tip of the nose using the Laura Mercier Fan Powder Brush.

On the eyes, Shobrook first primed the eye area with Laura Mercier Eye Basics. Immediately before application, she wet Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait before finely applying it starting from the inner corner, following the lashline and extending it out to the outer corner with a sharp tick. Next, she lightly applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Sesame onto the eyelids before sculpting the eye with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Cashmere in the crease using Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush. Shobrook then highlighted under the brow bone with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Buttercream and coated lashes with Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara. She then went over the mascara with a clean mascara wand to separate the lashes. To tie the look together and flawlessly frame the face, she lightly defined the eyebrows using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil.

For a full lip, Shobrook mixed Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Sienna and Cocoa and applied the combination to the lips with Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush, starting in the middle and fading out, which allowed a transparency of color. This application technique allowed the color to appear more concentrated in the center of the lips.

Jenny Packham Spring 2015 Bridal makeup and hair
Jenny Packham Spring 2015 Bridal makeup backstage

Hairstylist Jeanie Syfu working for Tresemme gave models a low ponytail with lots of volume around the crown. Here’s how:

1. Apply Tresemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse liberally to all sections of the hair, then rough-dry.

2. Brush out the hair with a Mason Pearson brush to work the product in and apply clip-in hair extensions from the nape of the neck to just above the ear, as needed.

3. Tease hair in small sections and lightly spray with Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray.

4. With your fingers, gather hair at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic.

5. Take a small strand of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap around the base to cover the elastic and pin into place.

6. Loosen the ponytail just behind the ears at the nape to create a round shape. Gently pull a few wisps of hair from the ponytail to frame the face and fluff the hair lightly with fingers.

7. Finish with Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray for long-lasting volume.

Jenny Packham Spring 2015 Bridal hair by Tresemme

Images: Getty.

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Burgundy Eye and Nude Lips at Helmut Lang A/W ’14

February 9th, 2014

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At Helmut Lang A/W ’14, models were given a wash of burgundy on the eyes and muted lips with a graphic ponytail and nude nails.

Helmut Lang A/W '14 runway beauty
“The Helmut girl this season is tough and masculine with a refined polish,” said makeup artist Hannah Murray working for NARS Cosmetics. “I loved the idea of a rich burgundy wash on the eyelid giving a hint of punk in a very beautiful minimal way.”

* NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
* NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
* Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
* Copacabana Multiple

* Orgasm Blush

* Deborah Audacious Lipstick (New for Fall 2014, for now try Pigalle Semi Matte Lipstick)
* Heat Pressed Powder

* Stick Concealer

Julie Kandalec for essie created a chic nude by layering allure and ridge filling base coat over adore-a-ball to give a slightly sandy hue to the final color.

Inspired by the abstract aerial prints of the lunar landscape that featured in the collection, Wella Professional Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman created an ultra-matte ponytail with a graphic edge to the front. “I wanted to create a hair look that was technical and almost geological in feel, to complement the textures and patterns of the collection. I felt that the hair needed to be both abstract yet precise and I wanted to incorporate different textures in to the same hair look,” said Eugene.

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Next, blow dry the hair away from the face, keeping it flat to the head and avoiding too much volume.
3. Once the hair is completely dry, section the hair over the crown from ear to ear and create a pony tail in the middle of the head. Secure with elastic.
4. Next, take the front section of hair and bush it back away from the face then, using Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, spray the roots of the hair to add some texture.
5. Then take a spring comb and cut it to fit the front of the head, from ear to ear around the hair line. Push the spring comb gently back through the hair to create ‘grooves’ in the front section of hair.
6. Brush the remaining hair back and tie in to the existing ponytail to create one pony tail in the middle of the back of the head.
7. Finally, spritz the pony tail again with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create a raw, matte texture.

Burgundy eyeshadow at Helmut Lang A/W '14
Helmut Lang A/W '14 runway hair

Helmut Lang A/W '14 backstage makeup by NARS
Helmut Lang A/W '14 makeup facechart
Nude manicure at Helmut Lang A/W '14

Images: Courtesy of NARS, essie and Wella.

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NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Beautiful Island Girl at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

September 8th, 2013

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Inspired by Isla Mujeres on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Christian Siriano S/S 2014 Collection was all about colors and vivid prints. As a result, the beauty look centered around glowy skin, a bright lip with beachy hair and colorblocked nails.

Christian Siriano S/S 2014 runway beauty
Makeup artist Polly Osmond working for Hourglass Cosmetics went for an “island girl” look with a focus on “a diffusion of light, texture and color”. She kept the skin fresh by first prepping with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, followed by Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer and Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer. The cheeks were then lightly contoured with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (coming October for Holiday 2013) and finished with a dab of Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum on the apples for a glowy look.

On the eyes, Polly applied the Incandescent shade from Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette all over the lid. She added a shimmery white eyeshadow, Shell from Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palette, to the inner corner and along the top and bottom of the lashlines to open up the eyes. Next, she coated lashes with Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara while brushed the brows with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum onto brows for a bit of shine.

Finally, the lips were prepped with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil, before coated with Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, a gorgeous orange coral liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish. The outline of the lips were then slightly blended with a lip brush for a diffused look.

Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette for Holiday 2013 (need this!)

Red Carpet Manicure celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan was the mastermind behind the super cool colorblocked nails for the show. “Nails shouldn’t have to compete, they should only complement,” explained Lisa. Using Red Carpet Manicure, the first at-home LED gel system, she created press-on tips with a nude base and a block of yellow down the middle. “We used Fake Bake, a natural color, and The Perfect Pair, a yellow, but added White Hot underneath the yellow to make it pop.”

Colorblocked nude and yellow nails at Christian Siriano S/S 2014
Red Carpet Manicure backstage at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

To complete the beachy vibe of the look, lead stylist Anthony Cole working for Sebastian Professional gave models a “texturized, dreaded ponytail, some higher some lower”. He used three key products – Volupt Spray, Mousse Forte and Microweb Fiber – before using a straightening iron to further create waves for an erratic texture. Finally, he added a chain brand using 1/4″ section of the hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrapped it around the ponytail for a soft, organic feel.

Sebastian Professional backstage at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

Christian Siriano S/S 2014 collection

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Missoni A/W 2013 Hair & Makeup at Milan Fashion Week

February 27th, 2013

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At Missoni A/W 2013, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni working for MAC Cosmetics created glossy eyes and nude lips that is “pure… angelic, but with strength” while Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director of Wella Professionals, gave models stacked ponytails.

Missoni A/W 2013 runway beauty
* M·A·C PRO Face & Body Mixing Medium and Care Blends Essential Oil – mixed together and buffed over the entire face followed by being massaged into skin.
* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – blended through the center of the face to even and tone with a luminous finish.
* M·A·C PRO Concealer Palette – used only as needed to perfect.
* Luna Cream Colour Base – blended over the high planes of upper cheekbones, through the temples, bridge of nose, bow of lip, and chin to highlight.
* Clear Lipglass – applied over cheeks and Cupid’s bow for added dimension and shine.

* Groundwork Paint Pot – applied as a sheer layer over the eyelid and through the crease to contour.
* Graphblack Technakohl Eye Liner – applied through the upper lashline, lower waterline, and lower lashline, then blended well to diffuse.
* Clear Lipglass – applied over the eyelid and socket for added shine and dimension.
Lashes were well curled and left bare.

* M·A·C PRO Dim Lip Erase – patted into lips to tone down the natural colour to finish.

Glossy eyes and nude lips at Missoni Fall 2013

“I wanted to create a hair look that was completely multi-dimensional, that appeared very different according to perspective and where the dynamic was brought to life with movement” said Eugene.

Eugene created a series of sectioned ponytails that were “stacked” upon each other to create a thinner profile which gave an aerodynamic appearance. The profile from the front of the head was small and tight with a degree of shine, this transformed towards the back of the head to a contrasting textured, raw effect.

However, it was when the girls walked on the catwalk that the genius of this look was revealed, as soft pieces of hair from the sides of the head morphed with the textured ponytail to create a streamlined, sporty, minimal look that seemed to have a life force of its own.

Get the Look
Step 1. Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.

Step 2. Spray hair with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting Blow Dry lotion and dry with a flat brush keeping the hair flat and smooth.

Step 3. Spray hair with Wella Professional Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, and run through with straightening irons.

Step 4. To create a stacked ponytail, clip hair away on the top of the head and take a section of hair nearest to the nape (around 15cm) and bring hair together with a soft bristle brush and tie in to a ponytail with a long piece of elastic.

Step 5. Repeat this process working up through the head and tying each ponytail on top of the other.

Step 6. When you get to the first of the final four pony tails, take a palm full of Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse and press it in to the roots of the hair, before tying in to the ponytail – don’t brush the mousse section as this needs to have texture.

Step 7. On the final section of hair – do not attach to the ponytail, apply the mousse then take the straightening irons and run through the end of the hair section and let it fall on top of the stacked ponytail.

Step 8. Ensure that there are some wispy pieces to the sides of the head and again run the straightening irons through these to give direction towards the back of the head.

Step 9. Finally, spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray in to the ponytail, blast with the hairdryer then finish with the straightening irons to create a dry textured finish.

Step 10. Spray the front of the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to set the look.

Runway hair at Missoni A/W 2013
Hair by Well Professionals at Missoni Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of Wella and Michele Morosi/InDigital/GoRunway.

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Get Kristen Stewart’s Hair at “On The Road” AFI Gala Screening

November 8th, 2012

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An androgynous, roughed-up ponytail was the perfect compliment to Kristen Stewart‘s dark gothic makeup at the AFI Gala Screening of “On The Road”. Keep reading to learn how to recreate the look from Kristen’s hairstylist Adir Abergel from Frederic Fekkai!

How to get Kristen Stewart's Hair at
Step 1. Begin by applying Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel through dry hair, focusing on roots. Using your hands rough up the strands to create as much volume as possible.

Step 2. Create a deep part and backcomb the roots to create height and volume. Spray roots with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to maintain shape and hold.

Step 3. Next, pin the top section of hair up and using Fekkai COIFF Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax pull the rest of the hair back into a tight, off center ponytail.

Step 4. After the ponytail is created rake back the top section of hair using your fingers and integrate it into the ponytail. Make sure to leave enough height on top to give it the desired shape.

Step 5. Brush the ponytail over shoulder to frame the face and balance out the volume. Finish the look with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to keep the style in place.

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