MAKEUP: Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics and Beauty.com
HAIR: Ted Gibson for Beauty.com
NAILS: Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com
SNAPSHOT: Bold and sexy color and texture
The makeup could be summed up in two words: Strong. Lip. Lucero layered various tones and formulations (red and orange, cream and powder) to achieve this attention-grabbing coral mouth. "I wanted it to look velvety and flat, without a traditional lipstick or gloss finish," she said. "It's almost like a red velvet cupcake." She applied a mixture of red and orange matte lipsticks, then blotted with orange powder eye shadow, so it "doesn't look too lipstickey." Skin was evened out with a product that contains primer, foundation and concealer, and "sets to a powdery finish thanks to its mineral base." Lucero used beige cream and powder formulas on the eyes to enhance the shape and erase any redness, and finished with loads of black mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
"This loose braid is meant to mimic the rope detailing in the clothes," said Gibson. Gel, shine cream and a diffuser helped create a "rough texture." He sprayed and teased the roots with his fingers, then swept the hair over to the side and worked it into a messy, thick plait finished with a black elastic-even on blondes, because "it's an interesting detail."
Lippmann added a sheer creamsicle hue (to go with the feeling of the lip color) to the nails and toes. She suggests going "matchy-matchy" on the hands and feet if your clothes are intricately detailed, like in this Lela Rose collection. As far as nail trends go, she loves the idea of a neutral color on every finger accented with a contrasting tone on the ring fingers.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All products by Stila Cosmetics. One Step Makeup, Long Wear Lip Color in Outrageous and Lover, Eye Shadow in Mimosa (on lips) and Puppy (on eyes), Prime Pot (on eyes; launches Spring 2011)
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Ted Gibson. Fix It Styling Gel, Tame It Shine Lotion, Beautiful Hold Hairspray
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in P.Y.T.
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