HAIR: Didier Malige for Frédéric Fekkai
SNAPSHOT: Urban Surfer Girls
THE SCOOP: Deep, dark lips matched a predominantly brunette cast of models at Proenza Schouler's Fall 2010 show Wednesday night, lending backstage a slightly early-90s-grunge feel.
Makeup took inspiration from model Kristen McMenamy, who at the height of her career in the 90s, was known for her unconventional and somewhat androgynous look. Makeup artist Diane Kendal gave girls a deep dark lip -- purple for the blondes and charred red for the brunettes. "We mixed it with black eye shadow to make it matte and deep," said Kendal."We kept the skin very fresh and luminous with a contour underneath, and a dark brown grease paint around the eyes, but it's really all about the dark lips."
Tousled, textured hair was the story in the next room over, where stylist Didier Malige created a very laid-back look. "It's urban surfer girls, who love their hair and love its texture, but it has to be very simple," said Malige, who left girls' hair down and slightly messy. "It mixes well with the clothes, because there are a lot of darker tones and same with the hair."
The easy look was less about product and more about the way hair felt, but Mailge did spritz some Océanique spray to create a crispy finish, and add some gel for a bit of lift.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All products by Mac Cosmetics. Kendal brushed Dark Brown Cream Colour Base under and around the eyes, as well as in the crease and on top of the lash line. On skin, she used Studio Fix where needed, and Blot Powder to set and keep skin matte. She also applied NC 50 Studio Finish Concealer on cheek bones to contour. Blonde models received Smoked Purple Lipstick on lips, while brunettes got Charred Red mixed with Carbon Eye Shadow. Kendal made lip color deeper in the center and faded the edges.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Frédéric Fekkai. Malige used Coiff Océanique Tousled Wave Spray for texture and Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to add height.