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Montreal Fashion Week S/S12 Backstage Beauty Report: Soia & Kyo

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Montreal Fashion Week S/S12 Backstage Beauty Report: Soia & Kyo

Hair
With the many collars and overall fit of coats and jackets, creating a hair look for Soia & Kyo presents a different challenge compared to other collections, says Denis Binet, Pantene consulting stylist and Creative Director for hair for MFW. Add to that a few changes of mind from Soia & Kyo. "Initially she wanted a high ponytail, and then voluminous waves and now she just changed her mind again!" he says, giving the designer a good-natured hug. As we chat as he pretends to be exasperated. He's holding a pic of the final hair look she's chosen: big curls with much volume, and he's been asked to make it look big and 'cottony.' It won't get that big when working with dry hair, says Denis, but he does what he can to super-size hair with a large-barrel curling iron, lots of Pantene Mousse for Fine Hair and Hairspray for Curly Hair--leaving hair pinned until moments before the models hit the runway to ensure it's as bouncy and voluminous as possible on the catwalk.
Makeup
"There are lots of neutral looks for spring, with toned down eyebrows -- or emphasized brows, pick one and run with it," says Amelie Ducharme, Cover Girl Makeup Pro and Creative Director for makeup for MFW. For Soia & Kyo, with loads of colour in the collection, the look here focuses on warm neutrals. Eyes are played up with Cover Girl Intense Shadow Blast 815, a bronze shade, applied with the sponge applicator and blended with a brush all over the lid, with a bit applied and smudged along the lower lash line. Cover Girl Volume Exact, along with some false lashes, add further definition, while pressed powder (in shade 255) adds a hint of neutral colouring to the cheeks. Lips are given a hint of pink with Nature Luxe Gloss Balm in Marble. The look is completed with a wet look: Cover Girl Shine Blast Lip Gloss in clear is applied to give a hint of shine to the cheeks, nose and cupid's bow. Which would you sport? Bold brows, or toned-down brows?
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Montreal Fashion Week S/S12 Backstage Beauty Report: Soia & Kyo