#MFW: The Glossy-Glossy at Just Cavalli AW11

By  March 01, 2011

When a look is described as ‘Stevie Nicks meets Kurt Cobain’, you know it’s going to be a good one.

“We wanted to make it very grungy,” reveals key makeup artist Terry Barber. “Real women today don’t want perfect beauty—they want to look a little bit more urban; a little bit tougher.” To bring this grunge-glam girl to life, Barber created a look that he verbalized as ‘lived-in eye makeup in a punk-ish shape that’s very modern.’

He started by generously smudging a kohl pencil all over the eyelids, and dusted MAC Cream Color Base in Root on top. “It’s to make it look a little oily,” says Barber. “And if it gets a little crease-y, that’s OK. That’s very rock-and-roll—we like that!”

Regarding the rest of the look, Face & Body Foundation was applied if the model’s skin was in tip-top shape; if she was in need of a bit more coverage, he relied on Studio Sculpt. To tone down their lips, we spied Barber using MAC Lipstick in Peach Stock, a warm peach-y beige hue that mimics a flesh-y pout.

As for the hair, Neil Moodie gave your typical ponytail a textural tweak. He constructed a dual-textured ponytail using four Bumble and bumble products: Texture, Prep Spray, Styling Lotion, and Straight. After rough drying the front and center each model’s mane with Texture, he misted both sides with Prep Spray and Styling Lotion and blow dried the hair bone straight. After pulling the hair into a taut ponytail just below the crown, Moodie finished by slicking each side with Straight and securing the ponytail again at the nape. When asked why, Moodie laughingily remarked, “It’s not just a regular ponytail—it’s much more interesting for people to look at!”