HAIR: Eugene Souleiman for Wella
MAKEUP: Deborah Lippmann for Lippmann Collection
SNAPSHOT: Strong and sculptural
THE SCOOP: While the structured, graphic collection Narciso Rodriguez put out for Fall 2010 didn't stray far from the fashions he's become famous for, there was one striking difference between this collection and his last few: The hair; it was down.
"It's quite rare for him, you know. He's usually about updo's," hair stylist Eugene Souleiman said of Rodriguez. "We both decided to leave the hair down tonight, as we wanted a younger, fresher look." He gave hair a graphically straight, sleek look that would adhere to the stark lines of the dresses.
The sculptural theme was continued on the brows, which were slashed with dark gray tones. "The brows create a strong, architectural line," said makeup artist Dick Page. "The lips give the girls a punch of color, but the the overall look is a little scrubby and rough."
Manicurist Deborah Lippmann rounded out the nails with zero polish, just her trusty nail buffer, and some good hand cream which was applied at Rodriguez's direction. "He wanted the nails to be very shiny, and the skin to look supple and moisturized," Lippmann explained.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Shiseido. To bold out the brows, mix together Accentuating Cream Liner in Black with white cream eye shadow, for a creamy gray mixture that is then applied to the arches using an eyebrow brush. Give eyes a dusting of shine with Luminizing Satin Eye Color in High Beam White and Soft Beam Gold. Finish the look with a dash of Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte Lipstick in Whisper.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: "The secret to this look is the blowdry," said Souleiman. He parted the hair in the center and blew dry it flat at the roots on each side. He then dried the side portions of hair downwards, but then directed them over to the side and back. This will help hair stay super flat. He further flattened hair by spritzing it with Wella High Hair Flat Iron Spray and alternating a flattening iron with a small tooth comb for a slick straight appearance.
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: The key to the nails is good grooming. Shine them up with a nail buffer, and coat lots of rich hand moisturizer on top.
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