MAKEUP: Bobbi Brown for Bobbi Brown
HAIR: Ted Gibson for L'Oréal Professionnel
SNAPSHOT: Curtain Call
THE SCOOP: J. Mendel reflected upon the costumes he recently designed for the New York City Ballet to inspire his Spring 2011 collection. Silk jersey dresses with beading and incredible pleating cascaded down the runway with models donning bright lips perfected by blending two lip colors. Bobbi Brown says, "the look is ballerina-inspired, pretty ethereal with just a bit of color on the lips in a peachy, orange tone." "Sexy, easy, effortless hair and not too overdone," was how Ted Gibson for L'Oréal Professionnel describes the look for hair, shown long and natural, with some hand-scrunching for movement and texture.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Bobbi Brown. Bobbi worked largely from her Pretty Powerful Palette, which is available in two varieties for lighter or darker skin. Start with creating a matte, rather than luminous look for the skin by using a powder to correct, conceal, and contour the face where needed. Use the Pink Flannel eyeshadow all over the lid. But Brown cautions that it is tricky to use pink eye shadow without looking tired, so she does a heavy build-up of mascara on the top lashes with no eye liner to add definition to the eyes. "Use a brush for sure," says Brown to apply the lipstick, and be sure to make a rounded lip instead of a pointed for a modern finish. First apply nude, beige color with a bit of gold in it then add a peach, pink brighter tone like Bobbi Brown Coral Gables on top, using the brush to add dimension.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All hair products by L'Oréal Professional. With wet hair, work L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Expansion Body Activating Mousse all the way through the hair. Next, create a middle part and apply Architecture Studio Architect Styling Wax, a dry textured wax to define, and backcomb a little with a hair brush. Use a flat iron for even more texture. Apply L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Infinium 2 Hair Spray for added texture and minimum hold as the hair should still be able to move when walking.