Backstage | Osklen, Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Makeup: John Stapleton for MAC
Hair: Max Weber
Nails: Risque Nails

“We’re creating a very organic-inspired makeup. They gave us a lot of tribal references, very indigenous pictures, almost Polynesian in some places with head wreaths and things you would see in Hawaii or Africa. When you look at the clothes there’s a mix of organic materials, sheerness and fullness, materials that have a shine to it, materials that have a flatness to it, so everything has a mix of textures. The best way to showcase this texture is to have absolutely flawless skin by using products that also have an organic beginning.  We’re using a MAC Cream Color Base on the lip and the cheekbones that’s made from shea butter, so it comes from a nut with color infused into it. It’s waxy texture adds a little shine where its applied. In the center of the face, we’re using a cream called Beauty Balm to add a little tint, to perfect the skin, lighten and brighten without any heaviness. Around the perimeter of the face, we’re using a mineral based powder foundation (a mix of naturally mined minerals) that gives a glow. It’s buffed in and what’s great about it is that the longer it wears, the more it glows. So there’s many different textures happening – shine, matte,  glow, satin-y glow. It’s all earth-based.

With the boys its the same thing. It’s like they stuck a stick in the fire and created marks like a warrior going out to fight. To me, the clothes are very utilitarian, there are a lot of military influences  in some ways, so they’re kind of like warriors preparing to go out. We’re using carbon eyeshadow to make marks on the guy’s faces. I’m letting them [makeup artists] have fun with it, which is also the cool part of the process. I told them to beg, borrow and steal, to create your own marks but have some uniformity. It’s meant to be organic.” – John Stapleton

“It’s very textured, bad hair. It’s a little bit Mohican and Indian inspired. There are alternating layers of straight and frizzy, crimped hair because I needed to find a balance, a middle texture – not so curly and not so straight. I wanted to structure the hair and the frizz helps create that structure. It’s done but undone. The frizz texture was inspired by how your hair looks after you’ve slept on a braid and let it out. It’s the same idea for the boys and girls.” – Max Weber

Curious about model Bruna Tenorio’s skincare regimen for healthy, flawless skin?
“My favorite brand is Shiseido because it’s great for the skin. I keep my skincare clean, just some moisturizer and and sunscreen during the day.”


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