13 posts tagged "Jessica Stam"
After putting on a veritable makeup clinic here for Fall that included a lesson on tricolored eyes with splashes of orange, purple, and black, Pat McGrath shifted her attention due south of models’ lids for Miuccia Prada’s Spring show. “It’s a bold, bold, bold red lip,” she said of the matte crimson color she traced around mouths. “It’s all about a passionate woman [this season] and you can’t get more passionate than red.”
Building a flawless complexion with a slight highlight on the high planes of the face, McGrath groomed brows, adding a brown pigment through the eye socket and tracing the upper lash line with a stroke of shimmering white shadow. Then she focused on pouts, which were rimmed with CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner in Hot and filled in with its LipPerfection Lipcolor in the same shade. “It’s all about oversized,” she elaborated, keeping the color slightly outside of the lip line and drawing a white, “illustrationlike” curve along the cupid’s bow. “[It] makes them appear bigger,” a well-educated Jessica Stam pointed out of the animated element’s effect on her own lips, showing off some impressive know-how gleaned, no doubt, from years of enrollment at McGrath’s backstage beauty school. Lashes were simply curled and left sans mascara, while toes got two coats of CoverGirl’s Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Ever Red-dy and Reliably Red, which peeked out of the rare pair of flat or platform sandals that came down the runway without a set of socks (only Miuccia Prada can make sandals and socks look cool).
Guido Palau injected a touch of “tomboyishness” with a series of classic French twists that he deliberately made more “broken.” Busying his team with the task of blow-drying models’ hair straight with Redken Thickening Lotion 06 Body Builder to create a base level of texture, Palau himself took on the task of twisting individual updos on individual models like Guinevere Van Seenus, whose strands he gathered straight back, spritzed with Redken Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Finishing Spray, and then pinned up, letting the ends hang over her forehead like makeshift bangs. “Designers always want fringe, but they don’t want to use fake fringes,” he explained of the deceptive technique. “[They] want a girl with character,” he elaborated of Miuccia Prada specifically, pointing out that no matter the sartorial order—”there was a Japanese stroke,” Palau acquiesced of today’s collection—”it’s always Prada.”
Fall’s severe brunette dye job appears to have legs off the runway—and we can’t say we’re surprised. Jessica Stam is the latest cover girl to go dark, debuting her new color—and cut (the model also sheared off her shoulder-grazing flaxen locks in favor of a dark espresso bob)—at last night’s Asia Society gala in New York. So why the sudden about-face on fashion’s long-standing fascination with platinum blond? “It’s an old thing to say that winter is dark [and spring is light],” Guido Palau surmised in Paris when we pressed the Redken creative consultant on his recent preference for brunettes. Instead, Palau mentioned the undeniable effect of Rooney Mara, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star whose bangs and ebony crop seemed to influence much of what went on at the Fall shows. But only insofar as her red-carpet appearances have helped proliferate the idea of a new, tough kind of beauty. “It takes someone like that to come along and change things.” What do you think of Stam as the latest member of team chestnut brown?
Pat McGrath is a woman who wears many hats. A backstage revolutionary who can dictate the width of brows for an entire season with the simple flick of an angled brush, she recently took up film work, devising Rooney Mara’s otherworldly, stone-cold killer makeup for David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But it’s her role as Global Creative Design Director for CoverGirl that is perhaps most influential. When the famed face painter isn’t gluing sequins onto eyelids at Givenchy or brushing on sweet, pastel contours at Valentino, she’s designing makeup for the masses—and imparting her infinite application wisdom, to boot. Above, in an exclusive preview, McGrath decodes the mystery of the perfect smoky eye using model Jessica Stam’s lids as her canvas. Below, we’ve asked her to decrypt a handful of other beauty mysteries to help you keep your lips bright and your skin perfectly matte in 2012 and beyond.
The Challenge: Controlling excessive shine
The Solution: “Controlling shine really starts with your skincare; make sure you use gentle products that do not strip the skin of its natural oils and be sure to moisturize with Olay Pro-X Clear UV Moisturizer. Before putting on makeup, prime the skin with CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Serum primer, then try CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup in Oil Control to even further combat the shine. Finish off the face with CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals Loose Powder. I also love Kose Japanese Blotting Papers for perfectly matte skin throughout the day.”
The Challenge: Maintaining a bold, long-wearing pout color
The Solution: “Begin by conditioning the lips with CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Marble, then blot off any excess moisture. Next, apply foundation or concealer all over the lip. Then, take a bright cherry red pencil such as CoverGirl LipPerfection lip pencil in Fire and fill in the entire mouth. Add CoverGirl LipPerfection Runway Shade in Hot generously and blot with a tissue. Dust your lips with translucent powder through a tissue, and reapply a second coat of lipstick. If you follow the steps above you will have a long-wearing lip. To keep it off of your teeth, remove excess lipstick from the inside of your lip by covering your finger with a tissue and closing your mouth around it. A lip brush will give you more control when applying the color and using the bullet will apply more product on to your lips. Run a finger around the lip edge to soften the line.”
Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde are the new “glamorous, confident, and bold” women of Revlon. The two beauties join a group of Revlon faces that includes Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Elle Macpherson. Can’t wait for the Stone and Wilde-endorsed products to hit shelves in early 2012? Revlon’s Facebook and Twitter fans will be treated to sneak previews. [WWD]
The term “sugar lips” just got a lot more literal. Violent Lips, a temporary tattoo company, has teamed up with the candy accessories brand Sugar Factory to create a limited-edition collection of candy-themed temporary
lip tattoos. We wonder, can anyone but Gaga pull these off? [Racked]
Model Jessica Stam opened up her beauty bag this week for Into the Gloss readers. Find out how she keeps her skin looking blemish-free, what men’s deodorant she prefers, how she gets a smoldering smoky eye, and more. [Into the Gloss]
A new study shows that a low-carb diet results in a clearer complexion. The gist of it is that eating less bread can help control your glucose levels and improve your skin. All that and lose weight, too? Sign us up. [Independent]
As per her very active Twitter feed, makeup maven Pat McGrath filmed a series of how-to videos for CoverGirl with model Jessica Stam this weekend. According to @Jess_Stam, they had “SOOO Much Fun!!” [Twitter]
Justin Bieber is set to break perfume sales records this year, and now his better half is getting in on the fragrant action as well. Selena Gomez has just announced that she too will be dabbling in the wonderful world of celebrity scents. [Examiner]
First came fragrance, now comes makeup. Madonna and her daughter Lourdes will release a line of cosmetics under their Material Girl brand next month at Macy’s. [WWD]
After months of talk and launch parties, Benjamin (Mr. Natalie Portman) Millepied’s ad for YSL’s new L’Homme Libre has dropped. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the dancer and choreographer was shot mid-pirouette. [WWD]