Again this season, I was backstage and front of house to taken in both the shows and the behind the scenes action. I spoke with key hair, nails, and makeup artists, with the majority of the coverage published at BeautyHigh.com and Makeup.com. Check out the sites for the best of fashion week beauty, as well as our team FPD coverage! Here’s some of our favorites below:
Maybelline Makeup Artist Andy Koh (pictured – look how cute he is!) created a look for Vivienne based on the Japanese Zen Garden/’70s theme, bringing in gold and copper as well as green hues to fit in with the collection. He used Fit Me! Foundation, Eye Studio in Forest Flury and Irresistible Ivy, Falsies Mascara, and Shine Sensational Lip Color in Coral Luster.
“Bibhu was inspired by Helmut Newton and the clothes were graphic and showed some great skin. To complement these, we went with a strong, graphic, yet simple, ballerina hair style to allow the clothes and girls to shine,” says Rutger for Redken/Cutler, who create the hairstyle for the show. The products used in this look:
- • Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray – $13.00 – www.redken.com
- • Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray – $14.50 – www.redken.com
- • T3 Featherweight Luxe hair dryer – $250.00 – www.t3micro.com
For makeup, Charlotte Willer for Maybelline used Fit Me! Foundation and Powder, Bronzer in Medium Bronze, Eye Studio in Caffeine Rush, Volum’ Express Falsies in Very Black, Define-A-Brow Pencil, and Shine Sensational Lip Color in Cherry Kiss.
François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics backstage at Marc Jacobs said, “Marc had a lot of images of Patsy Klein, Amy Winehouse, and Cowboy Kate, a book from the 60’s whose character Kate had heavy eyelashes.” Get the look with the following NARS products: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012; for now try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Pandora Duo Eyeshadow (on brows) Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner and Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara (on the eyes) Madere Pure Matte Lipstick and Striptease Lip Gloss (on the lips).
Milly by Michelle Smith:
Candice Manacchio of CND create neon nails using a blend of CND Colours in Brillant White, Bicycle Yellow, and Electric Orange.
Elle Gerstein, essie manicurist, and Essie Weingarten (pictured) used First Base Base Coast and Bobbing for Baubles to create the graphic blue hue on the nails at the show, followed up with Good to Go Top Coat.
Shari Gottesman, founder of Perfect Formula created a custom yellow blend, called Pollen, for the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 collection. It will be available for purchase in February, QVC.com and PerfectFormulas.com for about $13.50.