Inspired by a gypsy caravan traveler, the beauty look at Nanette Lepore's Fall 2014 show was fresh, simple and feminine. Examiner.com had the opportunity to speak with the beauty team behind Nanette Lepore's runway look yesterday on Feb. 12.
James Pecis for Beauty.com created two very different hair looks for the show. One featured soft waves with a braid that came down over the forehead like a piece of fake fringe. The second look was essentially a "loose knot bonnet of hair," Pecis told us. "When I went in to meet with Nanette, they showed me everything from fabrics to pictures to paintings, nothing to do with hair," Pecis said. "They just said go for it, which can be a lot of pressure sometimes if you are trying to digest all of this in five minutes and then create the right look for the show. But Nanette has always really understood the importance of the show and how it's a performance that should be fun. Other designers don't necessary get it, but I like that she wants hair to be a part of the show."
For the first look, hair was prepped with Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray from roots to ends on dry hair. Then, section by section, the hair was sprayed with Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast and then blow dried with T3's Featherweight Luxe 2i for extra oomph. Using the T3 BodyWaver Large Barrel Styling Iron, alternate curling sections of the hair (for a loose bend) and then take the front section of the hair and begin a braid at the forehead moving down on the right side of the face.
For the second hair look, tie square knots into the hair and then use bobby pins to hold up the braids and finish by misting Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray to hold everything in place.
Going with the gypsy theme, Sarah Lucero, global executive director of creative artistry for Stila Cosmetics, created a soft beauty look where the lips were all the focus. "It's a bitten lip, like you ate a bowl of boysenberries," she told Examiner.com. "If a model came in and I only could do one thing to her face to make her walk the runway to match the girls, I'd do that lip." How did she do it? Lips were dabbed with Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore and Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain.
Then, eyes were lined with gray rather than black liner (Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Alloy) and topped off with Major Major Lash Mascara. Skin was really balmy and glossy since the makeup had a matte effect.
"It's like minimal effort, maximum effect," she said. "And the girls look like gypsy dreams. A little mischievous, edgy and raw, but with an element of glam."
Michelle Saunders for Essie created a half dark pewter, half deep plum nail design, a subtle take on the nail art trend.
Get The Look:
1. Apply First Base base coat to clean nails
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Chinchilly to three-quarters of the right side of the nail
3. Layer with one coat of Berry Naughty (over Chinchilly) to create the deep purple color
4. Apply Over The Edge nail color to the left side of the nail, covering the remainder of the nail
5. and finish with Good To Go top coat
Alexandra Finkel contributed reporting.