Bronzing properly can be very, very tricky, so luckily, two of my favorite people, Kristin Booker of Fashion.Style.Beauty and Keri Blair, Senior Makeup Artist with MAC Cosmetics, demo the proper tools and application of this makeup item in this Beauty Extract Segment for Style Coalition TV! Watch and learn ( I sure did)!
September 13, 2012
The Theme: Inspired by the 1977 film “Powers of Ten,” Rachel Antonoff’s latest collection features an aerial view, a garden party, with landscapes, and the idea of a country club girl gone bad!
The Keys: Keri Blair for MAC Cosmetics, Jenny Balding for Cutler Salon, Candice Manacchio of CND.
The Color Palette: Clear, greys and whites, vibrant red, blues.
The Execution: For makeup, Blair used cream blush to create a flush, while shearing out a blackened lip hue to manipulate it into more of a stain then a matte full-on color. With hair, Balding swept the left side under and back for a sleek, angular, shaved illusion, blow drying the hair to straighten it along with flat ironing the ends, while holding the look in place with Redken Fashion Works Hairspray.
For nails, Manacchio created three different looks, which took a team of six artists a total of 65 hours to make about 600 nails for the show! Secured with sticky tape or glue dots, the three styles of the nails mimicked the inspiration and actual pieces; a favorite was the white opaque nails with clear tips (to match her spring 2013 Bass brand collaboration jelly shoes), that had names of Antonoff’s friends and family written on them in Sharpie marker.
February 15, 2012
If you love nails, you’ve got to check out how these nails by CND perfect match the fabrics! There were several nail looks done for the show, including the bluish “starry night” nail and a classir red, but this one was surely a favorite!
Jenny Balding for Redkencreated the double ponytail aesthetic, that was literally sewn to the hair with a plastic needle (so as to not hurt the models) and regular thread! Balding also used some gel and shine flash, then flat ironed the hair before pulling out the needle. Keri Blair for MAC Cosmetics mastered a look that was “cute, youthful, but not too cutesy; it is more sophisticated and romantic this season.” Blair did a “transparent smokey eye, how light reflecting on water would look” — genius! She stained the lip a deep berry shade with some MAC cream color base on the top. And– one of my favorite looks from the collection! Rachel Antonoff is a genuine and unique designer who stays true to her mission, also shows in an original and exciting way, and deserves the utmost success and accolades for her vision! I love her designs, as well as her collab with shoe company Bass.