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Backstage beauty report: Muse

Karen Kwan Image by: Karen Kwan Author: Elle Canada

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Backstage beauty report: Muse

“The designer showed us a magazine tear that inspired him. It was very Studio 54. We used this image as reference and went from there,” says Amelie Ducharme, artistic director for makeup at Montreal Fashion Week.

MAKEUP:
Skin:
Define your cheekbones by using a Cover Girl Pressed Powder in a deeper, warmer tone to your natural skin colour.

Brows:
Exaggerate your brows with line but mess it up so that it’s smudged.

Eyes: Try Cover Girl Smokey Shadow Blast—use the pale blue shade as your base—or you can also use Cover Girl Eye Enhance Palette in 117. Use the pale blue all over your lid and then use the darker blue in the inner corner of your eye and smudge it straight up to the brow, repeat on the outer corner of the eye and smudge up to the brow—this will give you two darker sections with a pale blue middle section. Load up with a few sweeps of Lash Blast Fusion in Black and finish with lining the bottom of the inner corner of your eyes.

Lips: Slick on a matte red. Ducharme used Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain in 440. How to make this retro edgy eye look from the runway into a real look: Tend to shy away from blue eye shadow? “This look would look great on someone with brown eyes, and wearing a neutral dress in grey or black,” says Ducharme. Take the Muse eye look down a notch by using a blue shade on only your lid and to line underneath your eyes. Then using a black or brown liner, line your eyes and smudge the liner to blend into the blue. “This makes the blue less bright, less in your face,” says Ducharme.

Photo taken with Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR.

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muse-2.jpg HAIR:
“Christian Chenail told me he wanted volume and curls, but other than that said I could do whatever I wanted,” says Denis Binet. So he took inspiration from the show’s soundtrack—which included a mix of disco, pop and electro—and he started by skipping a traditional part in the hair and instead created a single braid along the scalp as the centre part. On either side of the braid, hair was made to look flat and shiny (“like a mirror” says Binet, with some Sebastien Liquid Gloss.

And on either side of this “mirror”? An explosion of hair. The models’ hair was curled using a very small barrelled curling iron to get the mega volume and just before sending them down the runway, Binet ranhis fingers through the curls to open them up, and then spritzed Pantene Curl-y Spray to give the hair lift and some moderate shine.

Photo taken with Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR.

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