Runway Makeup: BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013


 To complement the “femme fatale-inspired” collection, Val Garland for Temptu, created the face of a “sexy, late-night girl with lived-in makeup.” Garland began by applying primer and concealer around the eye. Next, she cleaned and shaped brows and applied black gel eyeliner on the upper lid, which was then slightly smudged. Lashes were coated in black mascara. For the complexion, cheeks were contoured with a “warm glow” bronzer and highlighted with a slightly shimmery Champagne shade. “It all washes together,” said Garland. “It’s an everyday look. It takes five minutes.” Lips were washed with a soft rose shade and skin was perfected with Temptu Airpod Foundation, which Garland said was both malleable and sheer, making it easy to work with. About the focal point of the look, Garland quipped, “[It’s] I’ve got my eye on.”

Laurent Philippon, who styled hair on behalf of Bumble and Bumble, created the “sexy texture” of a girl who “has bed head but still takes good care of her hair.” Hair was parted in the center, but the part was left slightly zigzagged for a casual feel “with purpose.” It was then prepped with thickening spray and blow-dried. Before being set into pin curls, Philippon added styling wax on specific pieces of hair, then sprinkled them with hair powder, which adhered to the wax for a dash of “messiness.” After the girls had their makeup done, the pins were taken out and hair was left to fall loose around the face. “It’s a cool girl with a sense of style,” he said.

Nails, done by Jan Arnold, cofounder of CND, meant to contrast the bondage elements in the collection. “It’s a virgin nail,” said Arnold, who coated fingertips in Pink Lily polish and Air Dry top coat for a “high gloss, juicy, wet finish.” Arnold said the CND shade used for the show may be soft, but it has a concealing, perfecting effect and in the end, appears “almost like lingerie.”



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