Archives for September 14, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jenny Packham – Spring 2014 Collection Look created by Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier

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Inspired by the exquisite styling of the 1975 cult classic film, “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” Packham’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection represents a “seventies take on austere Edwardian attire.” The makeup look for the show, created by Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier, further highlights the contrast between the eras, combining a “flush of innocence with a hint of naughtiness.”

Face:  Flawless skin with a youthful glow

·         Talia prepped the skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $32.

·         Next, she applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Sunrise, $24 to the model’s cheekbones.

·         Then, she applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen, $43 all over the face.

·         She concealed minor skin imperfections using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $32.

·         Adding the final touch to the skin, Talia applied Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance, $32 to the T-Zone. This gave the skin a beautiful, illuminated and youthful glow.

Lips: Feminine, rosy lips

·         Talia dabbed the lips with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Spiced Rose, $26 and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush, $26.

Eyes: Subtle lashes allowed the eyes to sparkle

·         Talia used a silver eye glitter that was specially made for this show to accentuate the eyes. For a similar look, apply a thick layer of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sterling, $26.

·         Next she filled in the eyebrows using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil, $22.

·         To complete the look, Talia applied one swipe of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, $24– keeping the lashes very subtle.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Pamella Roland - Spring 2014 Collection

Look created by Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director, Laura Mercier.

Pamella Roland’s collection was inspired by the glamour and decadence of the Cannes Film Festival in the early 1960s. Matin Maulawizada, the show’s lead makeup artist, channeled the “nonchalant attitude of the French stars of the ‘60s” in the creation of the makeup look. According to Matin, the French stars “were very different from the polished British and American ladies. They kept it sexy, a bit smudgy, like they just rolled out of bed and put lipstick on.” With a coral lip that paid homage to the colour palettes of ‘60s, and a modern peach and chocolate smudged eye, the look perfectly merged the past with the present.   

Face:  A flawless, flushed complexion

·         First, Matin applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, ($45) to create a flawless canvas for makeup application.

·         Then, he covered minor skin imperfections using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, ($32).

·         Next, he applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Sunrise, ($24) and Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud, ($24) onto the cheeks, adding a natural, rosy flush to the skin.

Eyes: Natural hues and bold lashes accentuate the eyes

·         Matin applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Sunrise, ($24) all over the eyelid.

·         Then, beginning at the lash line, he applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($23) and faded the colour outward. Using the same shade, he rimmed the eyes creating a “halo effect.”

·         To complete the eyes, he applied a coat of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara, ($24).

Lips: A classic, feminine lip

·         Matin first stained the lips using Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Mod, ($24).

·         To add a final touch of glamour, he applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Brigitte, ($26)and then blotted the lips.

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Laura Mercier sponsored Feature.