Another season of World MasterCard Fashion Week has ended and as always, I am here to give you a quick recap on my favourite beauty looks from Fall 2015 shows and how to achieve them, so let’s get to it!
Hayley Elsaesser was the belle of the ball last season with her bright and quirky spring collection. And her “Midnight Cowboy” fall line was just as good – a combination of 70’s glamour with a touch of Uma Thurman from Kill Bill.
Grace Lee the Head Makeup Artist for Maybelline started her beauty look with a sheer natural palette using Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation and Face Studio Master Prime in Blur + Illuminate all over the face. She then created a translucent smoky eye look using a mix of molten brown shades (Plum Fusion and Taupe Crazy) and added a highlight in the form of Color Tattoo’s Tenacious Teal to the center of the lower lid. The eyes were then finished off with Brow Drama and Lash Sensational Mascara. For the two-toned lips, Grace used Color Sensational Lipstick in Rebel Bloom first as the base and then Vivid Rose on the center of the lips to create an ombre effect.
Redken’s Head Stylist Jorge Joao decided to incorporate blocks of color to the hair to reflect Hayley’s vibrant style. Hair was primed with Pillow Proof and then flat ironed to sleek perfection. He then made two tight braids on each side, which were then wrapped around to created 2 side buns. The ends of the braids were left sticking upwards, creating an almost bird-like effect. The look was sealed with a healthy dose of Control Addict 28 to keep stray hair in place.
Essie’s Lead Nail Artist Rita Remark was inspired by the animal print Hayley had in her collection and decided to recreate it on models’ nails. By blotting one color on top of another she was able to create a fun yet versatile look. Rita used Naughty Nautical, Meet Me at Sunset, Butler Please and Mod Square to achieve this exciting combo.
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Narces had one of the more glamorous looks of the week bringing back an old Hollywood feel to the runway. Grace dubbed this look as “Lauren Bacall meets Dita Von Teese”. Again, the skin was primed with Face Studio Master Prime in Blur + Illuminate and covered in Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation and Pressed Powder to create a smooth, flawless canvas. A touch of Dream Bouncy Blush was added to the cheeks to add definition. Eyes were kept sleek with a beautiful cat eye created with Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel in black. Brows were filled with a pencil and Brow Drama, then finished with a coat of Lash Sensational Mascara. The bold lip really brought the vintage look together with Super Stay 14hr Lipstick in Continuous Cranberry – shade Grace calls the perfect “true red” lipstick.
For the hair, Jorge embraced the sleek Hollywood look by creating a dramatic side part and framing the face with bouncy sexy curls. Pillow Proof primer was used to blow-out the hair, and it was then finished off with Fashion Work 12 to keep the hair looking sleek without any frizzies.
Fall/Winter trend for nails is all about heavy metals and textured gold, so for this look Rita used Essie’s darkest shade Licorice all over the nail and then created a half moon at the base using Silver Bullions. The look is booth subtle, sophisticated and super easy to DIY.
Make-up at Mackage was one of Grace’s favorite looks of the week, and it was mine as well. The focus was kept on the graphic eye, while keeping the models’ faces looking icy and frosted. Skin looked fresh and pretty thanks to Dream Fresh BB Cream, applying only a small bit to let the models’ natural complexion come through. For the eyes, Grace started with just a simple line across the top lid using Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner and then went over the same line with Eye Studio Master Graphic Liquid Liner using the wide tip. To add a pop of color, she created another line above the black one with Eye Studio Color Show Kohl Liner in Turquoise this time taking the line from the inside of the eye all across the top of the lid. Lips were kept nude and simple with a touch of Color Sensational in Nude Lust.
Jorge kept the Mackage hair look elegant and classic with a dramatic side-part swept over the side of the model’s face. Hair was flat ironed to perfection using Iron Shape 11 and then swept to the side after which it was sprayed with Finishing Spray 18 to keep every pretty hair in place.
Since Mackage really brought that 70’s glam feel to the collection, the nails reflected this with a chevron print. Using Berry Naughty as the base, Rita then created a V at the base using Matt About You a light pretty pink shade. Per Rita, burgundy is a popular shade for fall so this is definitely a look that carries both a trendy yet classic feel.
So there you have it, my top looks from WMCFW for Fall/Winter 2015. My picks for star products during the week include Maybelline’s new Face Studio Master Prime which comes in 3 shades (illuminate can be used as a primer and a highlighter!), Redken’s Fashion Work 12 which gives your hair both hold and movement, and Essie’s Berry Naughty as the perfect burgundy nail color for Fall/Winter. As always, I want to thank Grace Lee, Jorge Joao and Rita Remark for taking the time to share their expertise throughout the busy week!
Til’ next season!
Photo Credits: Maybelline