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2 posts tagged "Luca Luca"

Snow White Sans Seven Dwarfs, Backstage at Luca Luca

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If we had to choose one Disney princess whose beauty look we’d like to emulate, it’d probably be Rapunzel. But since we’re idling in a very long, post-bob grow-out phase, that’s not in the cards at the moment. Slightly more accessible and easily duplicable, turns out, is Snow White. “Raul [Melgoza] was inspired by a girl who is on a journey in the forest,” Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman said backstage at Luca Luca yesterday. “When I heard forest, I immediately thought of Snow White.” To get the “pale, translucent innocence” reminiscent of the fairy-tale heroine, Westman focused her attention on pure, clean skin with Revlon’s Photoready Makeup and a touch of highlight, courtesy of its Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator, before turning her attention to a contoured eye and a strong, crimson lip. Layering lids with Revlon’s Matte Collection eye shadow in Rich Sable and its Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Sueded Brown, Westman made sure to pay equal attention to brows, which she filled in using Revlon’s Brow Fantasy in Brunette for an “arched and expensive-looking” finish. As for that lip, it actually came about due to the precise mixing of the two different reds from Westman’s trusty Multi-Use Palette—the true scarlet from last season’s Suede Rhapsody collection and a berry-tinged Bordeaux from the product’s second incarnation due out this fall. “She’s on an adventure,” Westman said of the Luca Luca girl, poison apples hopefully not included.

Photo: Leigh Vogel/ Getty Images

Investment Pieces, In Beauty Terms

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“Statement clothing and investment pieces are more important now than ever,” Luca Luca creative director Raul Melgoza told us yesterday before his show. “And that hair works the same way,” Melgoza said, gesturing at Edward Tricomi of the new Warren Tricomi salon in the Plaza Hotel, who was drying, setting, and brushing out soft waves reminiscent of old Hollywood. “It’s glamorous but still versatile,” he explained. Makeup artist James Kaliardos provided makeup of the statement-making variety by creating what he termed a “bloody red lip,” achieved with a MAC Lip Pencil in Currant, for a berry outline that that was a shade or two darker than the Crimson Lipmix he brushed within its confines. “This isn’t so much retro glamour as just a classic look,” Kaliardos said. And there you have it: A bouncy blow-out and an epic red lip should be enough to hold you over until economic prosperity returns.

Photo: Marcio Madeira