LG Fashion Week Spring 2011; Backstage beauty report: Line
By Karen Kwan While we adore the avant garde and super edgy looks often seen on the runway, it’s refreshing to report on a look you can copy directly and instantly look like the prettiest girl next door. At Line, the models were done up in warm, coppery makeup and
hair was a little bit bedhead, a little bit urban chic.
Makeup “Simple beauty,” is how Eddie Malter describes the makeup for the Line runway show. The key products to replicate the look? Shade 2 from
L’Oréal Wear Infinité Star Secret Eye Shadow Quad in Kerry’s Bronzes 823 all over the lid, followed with shades 3 and 4 blended up to the crease, and along the lower lash line. Then, Eddie took shade 3 and 4 (the two darkest from the quad) from L’Oréal Wear Infinité Star Secret Eye Shadow Quad in Andie’s Neutrals 821 to create the eye contour, using it along the lash line on the top and bottom of the eye. He says these matte shades will help downplay the shimmer of the Kerry’s Bronzes 823. Then with L’Oréal Le Kohl Duo Shadow + Liner in Black/Brown, he lined the eyes, smudging with a brush to soften the line, and skipped mascara. “The designer wanted the eyes to be light,” he explains. Blush was also a slightly tawny shade— L’Oréal True Match Blush in Bare Honey W 1-2—which Eddie also dabbed onto the lips after applying L’Oreal Colour Riche in Amber 868.
Tips on the bedhead, urban chic hair after the jump!
Hair Eric Del Monaco completed this hair style faster than any other I’ve seen him do. “Line is knitwear, so it’s loose-fitting, so something fresh, clean and easy works with it,” he says. He used L’Oréal Studio FX Modeling Gel Cream to give the hair some texture and began a French braid on the top of the head, just off to one side. Once the braid reached the top back of the head, he pulled up the rest of the hair into a ponytail and secured it with an elastic (which he then masked by wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic). Next, he roughed up and braided the ponytail and tied the end with an elastic. Then with his flat iron, he ironed the braid, clamping down the whole length of the braid in both directions (using the iron both along the flat weave of the braid and along the sides of the braid). “The flat iron will bake in the indentation of the braid and by ironing both ways, this way it won’t go flat,” he says. Then with some more Gel Cream, he roughed up the entire look and just before the models stepped onto the catwalk, he removed the bottom elastic to release the braid, revealing rough, wavy-textured hair. Now if only true bedhead were so pretty.