HAIR: Raphael Salley
SNAPSHOT: 40s-Inspired Glamour
THE SCOOP: Backstage was aflurry with activity at G-Star's show Tuesday night, with plenty of champagne flowing and TV cameras rolling. Amid all the chaos, the Dutch denim label, which recently signed Liv Tyler as the face of its 2010 ad campaign, turned out a fall collection bursting with bright color and 40s-style shapes.
Hair and makeup added some sense of uniformity to the vibrant unisex clothes and countless accessories that were sent down the catwalk.
Makeup guru Ellis Faas gave girls a strong dark fuchsia lip, but left the rest of the face natural and healthy-looking. "The colors in the collection are quite strong, so the only color accent is the lip," noted Faas. "Then there's also a bit of a 40s-feeling in the eyes, which we did with heavy false lashes, but very plain otherwise." She finished off the look with a bit of blush on the cheeks and some white pencil on the inside of the eyes.
Hair, too, was minimalist at the hands of stylist Raphael Salley, who parted strands to the side and gave girls a pretty bun that sat low on the back of the neck to allow hats to take center stage. "We wanted one thing that was uniform and simple against the bright clothes and couture-like shapes," said Salley. "Nothing too complicated."
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All products Ellis Faas. Apply E401 Black mascara on the top of lashes. Brush Blush S302 on cheeks. Paint lips with Faas' fuscia colored L104 Creamy Lips Lipstick Creamy Lips. Layer Glazed Lips L309 over lipstick.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Salley gave hair a very simple side part and pulled back into a low ponytail before fastening into a low bun on the back of the neck. He sprayed L'Oreal Elnett hair spray for finish and hold.