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Sep 07, 2012
Makeup: Romy Soleimani for MAC
Hair: James Pecis for Bumble & Bumble
Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Deborah Lippmann
“The inspiration for the prints were all these cross sections of the body and intertwined muscles and cross sections of spines. There was a lot of deconstructed nature. So the skin is more natural, very lucid, very transparent. The color on the eyes is a pale white, almost a transparent white, almost the color of bone. We used Erno Laszlo to make the skin really dewy and glowy. There’s a shadow from Stila called Opal that we used that on the eyelid. On top of that we added a bit of clear gloss from Stila. And we used an Erno Laszlo Luminous Eye Complex to bring up the shine and create luminosity. The lashes are spiky to bring in the spine-y quality but the overall look is very luminous and natural.
Any girl can wear this look. It’s very fresh, glowy. You can play up or down the shine. Eye creams are great for this because you get dual benefits – the shine plus eye cream which is amazing. I worked a little bit of the Opal shadow into the Erno Laszlo eye cream to highlight the cheek bones and the bridge of the nose.” – Romy Soleimani
“The inspiration was back to nature and anatomy. They’re getting double French braids that’s inverted and wrapped back up on the head in a not too perfect way so it doesn’t look overly done. The braiding is meant to mimic muscle fibers and tissue filaments. They’re finished with these Honor jeweled bobby pins. We’re first wetting the hair with Thickening Hair Spray. One of my favorite products is Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray so there’s Surf Spray to give texture and we’re finishing it with Does it All, which you can keep spraying and it never builds up and it stays shiny, so its a great friend backstage.” – James Pecis
“The inspiration for the nail is a very very strong white – its a white on a white. We’re starting with a new [Deborah Lippmann] base coat (launching in the Spring) called Coat of Arms. It’s a gel-like base coat. It’s not cured, its a real base coat but denser ,and it gives more protection the way that a gel nail would without having to cure it. Then we do a coat of Amazing Grace a stark, blunt white, and we do a 3rd coat (we’re doing 3 coats of color) of Like A Virgin which is a sheer white, so its a really, really white on white. The designer dissected the spine in the clothing and there’s a lot of bone and neon, so the nail is a bright white/bone. We’re finishing with a new top coat, Shining Armor, which has an incredible, new technology. It gives the illusion of a super shiny gel finish without being cured. Coat of Arms and Shining Armor will come in a set together.” – Deborah Lippmann
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