LG Fashion Week, backstage beauty report: Pink Tartan, Fall 2010-11
Aviator hats aside, Pink Tartan’s hair and makeup proves that you can never go wrong with a look that’s clean and easy
Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran wasn’t in town to have an advance meeting with Eddie Malter, Artistic Director for LG Fashion Week, so the two worked on developing the Pink Tartan look over the phone. As always, “beautiful skin,” was the starting point, along with “natural brows, taupe-y eyeshadow applied softly with the colour degrading gradually to light to create a more theatrical look,” says Malter. The focus at this show appeared to be the lips. “Kim wanted a translucent lip with a little bit of metallic, like aluminium – not in terms of the colour but in terms of the reflection,” he says. He achieved the look by using a mishmash of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche in a beige tone, lip gloss and even eye shadow – experiment at home to replicate the look.
Similar to the wearable neutral makeup at Pink Tartan, hair was simply kept easy and flowing. “We parted the hair to the side,” says lead hair stylist Eric Del Monaco, “and it was done in one big, long, loose braid with a few fly-aways.” His go-to product at this show (and for most of the shows at LG Fashion Week)? L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mineral FX Modeling Gel-Cream. “This paste gives a matte look but also makes hair look healthy,” says Del Monaco. Emulsify a small amount in your palms and rub your hair in between your hands with some light friction to create a little volume.