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Montreal Fashion Week: Backstage beauty, Day 4

Elle Canada
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Montreal Fashion Week: Backstage beauty, Day 4

On the final day of Montreal Fashion Week, we saw everything from hair inspired by the 1920s and makeup reminiscent of Dynasty.
With ornate loops of hair pinned closed to the scalp, the look brought the Roaring '20s to mind, but with a futuristic twist. Denis Binet, creative director for hair for MFW, had style percolating in his head since the spring collection six months ago. "The loop on the forehead helps to open up the face and we airbrushed the style with black waterbased paint to give it a matte look, I want the models' hair to look as though they are statues," he says. To get this look, Denis had to use one tube of Pantene Curl Shaping Gel per model.
The collection gave nod to the 1970s and 80s so the dramatic makeup gave wink to those eras as well, with a focus on the eyes, cheeks and lips. Eyes were intensified with Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Golden Sunset 445 all over the lid and as a liner and in Dynamite Drama 223. To complete the eyes, Amélie Ducharme, artistic director for makeup at MFW and Cover Girl makeup pro, lined the eyes on the inside rim with Cover Girl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Brown Blaze, and Lash Blast Volume on the lashes.
Then, on cheeks she used the middle and left shade of the Tru Cheeks Palette 5 in a graphic straight line down the cheek--"this is more of an 1980s way of applying blush," she says.
Finally, for the deep plum lips, she used Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Sophisticated 220 followed by Lip Perfection Lipstick in Euphoria 360.
Tip: This plum lip colour is universally flattering, says Amelie, and it's a colour you can easily wear if you tend to shy away from bright red lipstick. Keep bold lip colours from bleeding by applying with a lip brush and by finishing your lip look by using an angled sponge with a bit of loose powder on it to help clean up and set the lip line.
With all of the models sporting menswear-inspired hats for this show, the makeup had to be pure so it'd pop from underneath the hats. The lid was heavily lined in white liner--get a similar effect using Cover Girl Eye Enhancer in 700. And if lining your eye in white is too out there for you, use it as an accent on the inner rim or insider corner instead. Cheeks were played up on the front of cheek using the orangey shade from the centre of Cover Girl Tru Cheeks 2. Lips similarly were orange, and were given a stained look by dabbing on Cover Girl Lip Perfection in Fairytale 405. Check out our fave blush options here! Which of these three looks is your fave?
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Montreal Fashion Week: Backstage beauty, Day 4