During NYFW as I ran from venue to venue I was noticing a trend; almost all the makeup artists I encountered were doing very minimal coverage on the face. Most were spot concealing and giving models a fresh faced look.
Backstage for United Bamboo, Dick Page, of Shiseido summed it up well “Spring is all about great skin.” He also mentioned that for United Bamboo the models were going to be very close to the audience so he wanted to keep the makeup simple and make it about the clothes.
For the eye, Dick applied Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment to the lids then added a thin line of navy blue shadow from the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Snow Shadow, over it. This is meant to give eyes a somewhat molten shine that sparkles a bit in flashes of light. On the lips he used Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipsticks in Alabaster beige, to diffuse the natural lip tone and add just a hint of shimmer.
The lipgloss on lid topped with shadow is definitely not for long wear; to create a similar look at home try lining the eye with a navy eye pencil. Next, smudge the liner on top and bottom and then add a bit of iridescent shimmer powder over the top lid.
The hair for United Bamboo was also simple. Models wore a masculine style of hair with a messy texture. Shiseido Lotion Number two was used on the roots of rough dried hair and smoothed down about 4 inches on the length of the hair. (Lotion number two was designed specifically for use during NYFW and is not yet available for retail sale.) Hair was then parted on the left side and Shiseido Designtex Gel number 3 was added in the front and sides as hair was slicked back and pinned. A bit of Dry shampoo was then used to give hair a slightly matte texture.
This post is written by ThisThatBeauty Contributor, Christene Carr. For more from Christene you may stalk her (not really) on Twitter at @ChristeneCarr and visit her blog www.christenecarr.com.