MAKEUP: Gianpaolo Ceciliato for MAC Cosmetics
SNAPSHOT: Glamorous Wood Nymphs
THE SCOOP: For her Fall 2010 collection, Twinkle designer Wenlan Chia made a fashionable escape into a fairy tale reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel. And the beauty team followed suit with whimsical hair and dramatic eyes and nails.
Inspired by the textures, patterns and finishes within the collection, lead hair stylist John Ruidant created a winding chignon that played up the natural textures of the hair. "I left the flyaways and separation so that it doesn't look smooth," said Ruidant, "I wanted her to look like she's been running around in the woods from the witch."
Gianpaolo Ceciliato was moved by Chia's clear vision for how she wanted the model's to look -- which made it nice and easy for him to perfect a look that was all about smoky eyes. "I wanted to use the face as a wide canvas to create beautiful matte skin with dark and glossy eyes," said Ceciliato.
CND manicurists completed the look by applying false nails in a rich purple shade to the models' fingers, filing them down to a slightly rounded tip.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Redken. Separate hair into two sections, horizontally. Apply Fabricate 03 Heat-Active Texturizer and Thickening Lotion 06 Body Builder to strands. Blowdry product throughout to bring out the natural texture of hair. Pull front section back into a ponytail, keeping sides tight and top loose. Incorporate front into back, winding into a low roll just off-to-the-side of the nape. Secure with bobby pins and finish with Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by MAC. Contour cheeks with Mineralize Blush in Laguna - sweeping the brush in a C-formation from temples into cheekbone. Color in brows with Eye Kohl in Smolder and blend outwards with a brush. Shade in lids with a smoky gray shadow and inner eye lids with a skin tone concealer. Apply #33 Lashes for a flirty flair and coat with lots of mascara. Complete look by toning down pout with MAC Pro Lip Erase.
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: All nails by CND. Groom nails and paint with two coats of Dark Ruby for a rich finish.
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