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July 10 2014

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3 posts tagged "Make Up Forever"

Getting Wiggy With It, Backstage at Fendi

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Fendi

Everything is going digital these days—a fact acknowledged by Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi this season. The concept was infused into the collection via graphic shapes rendered in close-cropped fur and bold blocks of chiffon, while face-painter Peter Philips translated the creative director’s “digital code” into one distinctive hit of “chemical peach” on the lips, a shade inspired by the show’s invitation (pictured above). After outlining the mouth with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in 18C, he filled it in using Rouge Artist Intense in 39 straight from the tube. “It’s a bit of an odd [hue] that has a very classic feeling—it could be a sixties lipstick,” the face-painter explained, “but it’s also very futuristic looking.” The rest of the face was devoid of color, using foundation and powder not only to lend a “satin-matte” finish to models’ complexions, but for practical purposes as well: “It’s easier to brush the [clippings] from the wigs off of this type of texture,” he said. After running a thin stripe of Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ébène across the upper rims, he curled the top lashes and locked in the shape with Inimitable Waterproof Mascara.

The short and choppy mop tops, created by hairstylist Sam McKnight, were influenced by Lagerfeld’s original sketch, Linda Evangelista in the eighties, the Beatles, and “a little Japanese thing thrown in,” he said. To blur away the individual and create a singular army of Fendi-bots, black wigs were fitted to each girl and tailored into a bowlish shape using a razor. “I wanted to keep it looking wiggy,” McKnight added. “Not kid people into thinking this was real hair.” The imperfect crops were finished with a liberal dose of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for a “fluffy, not dirty” finish. If the Kaiser and the King of New York (Marc Jacobs) have given the bowl cut the green light, perhaps it’s time to think about using your dishware for things other than cereal, and replacing the spoon with a pair of scissors. Or maybe just trying the trend on for size at the nearest wig shop…

Photo: Sonny Vandevelde / Indigitalimages.com

Grammy Beauty: And the Nominees Are…

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Fashion week may be dominating the style set’s attention right now, but come Sunday, the spotlight will shift to the music world as the Grammys get under way. A grandiose excuse for overexposed pop stars (and their labels) to pat each other on the back, the awards show does offer up a welcome and amusing respite from the serious styles of the Oscars and its film-focused cohorts. Glitter makeup, elaborate nail design, and a lot of wigs will presumably hit the red carpet. In anticipation of the big event, we tracked down some of the nominees’ go-to primping experts to get an insider’s look at what we can expect to see this weekend. All you have to do is press play.

Mascara For Everyone!

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Aside from creating a one-stop shopping zone for all of your makeup and skincare needs, Sephora has changed the game for beauty junkies in a few other ways as well. First, there’s the free samples—testers of each product that are just sitting there (with disposable applicators) so you can preview a product before buying (or touch up your concealer and add a few coats of mascara when you conveniently run out of your own before a function. Oh, what, like you’ve never done it?). Then there’s the store’s unique ability for packaging choice products into limited-edition box sets and selling them as in-store exclusives. Our favorite set from this fall’s offerings is the Lash Stash, the second edition of a genius concept that puts ten different mini mascaras in one box for $35. With customer favorites from brands like Tarte, DuWop, Make Up Forever, Vincent Longo, and Smashbox, you can test-run all the different curling, lengthening, and thickening varieties without shelling out for ten full-size (full-price) tubes.

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora