It was all about the reformed rocker at Jill Stuart's F/W '14 show at Fashion Week on Feb 8. And lead hairstylist James Pecis and lead makeup artist Aaron de Mey followed suit, creating a beauty look that's as easy as it is wearable. Examiner.com got an exclusive tour backstage of what exactly went into crafting the look.
De Mey, lead makeup artist for Maybelline, did a new version of the smoky eye that "should look like she did it herself." He layered on Maybelline Master Eye Studio Longwear Shadow Pencil in a trio of colors: emerald, navy, and violet. Then he dabbed Maybelline Babylips Lip Balm on the cheeks and lids to create a dewy look and used a soft brush to smudge the eyeliner.
Pecis, for Beauty.com, told us he set out to create a cool confident look. The hair was "untamable" and full of personality, but with just hint of reserved maturity. He started with a center part and primarily used a T3 BodyWaver Large Barrel Styling Iron and then broke up the curls with his fingers.
Get the look:
1) Prep dry hair from root to end with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray, saturating the roots
2) Blow dry hair using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i while using a vent brush and the PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray to give it a voluminous, yet dry and natural texture.
3) Part hair on the left side, brushing it away from the face during the blow dry to ‘set’ the direction of the hair.
4) On the right side, brush hair down over the face (swooped to the side, but not tucked behind the ear)
5) Once hair is parted, go through section by section using the T3 BodyWaver Large Barrel Styling Iron, bending hair on each section in different directions so it looks natural and not too “done.” The goal is for the hair to look like it’s never been curled at all.
6) To secure the side part on the left, create a tiny braid behind the ear. Work PHYTO Matte Texturizing Paste into the roots of the hair and throughout the braid with fingers to keep it in place.
The nails went in a bit of a different direction, lead manicurist for Essie Rita Remark told us. "So the clothing and the makeup reflected that rocker chick, so the nails represented that reformation," she said. "It's very clean and fresh." Remark began with Essie's Ridge Filling Base Coat, which was absolutely "imperative to this look because it provides an even surface and prevents streaking which can happen a lot with sheer shades." Then, she added two coats of Allure (a sheer eggshell white) and topped it with a matte top coat.