Backstage Beauty Beat: J. Mendel Spring 2014


The Show: J. Mendel

The Hair: Anthony Turner created a business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back style by sectioning the hair and creating a deep left side part. For the back he spritzed the L'Oreal Professionnel Perfect Texture texturizing spray from the mid-length to the ends, blowdrying with his hands to control volume and frizz. certain pieces were curled and tousled to enhance texture. The front received a dose of the brand's Mythic Oil before and after being blown dry for smoothness. The sides were tucked behind the ears and the style was sealed with a blast of the Infinium 3.

The Makeup: After evening tone and adding a bit of burnish, Gucci Westman layered the PhotoReady Cream Blush in “Flushed,” the Illuminance Cream Shadow in “Not Just Nudes,” and the Powder Blush in “Classy Coral” and “Wine Not” for a customized cheek. She dusted a bit of the upcoming ColorStay Shadowlinks in “Java,” adding a few swipes of mascara. She then blended the ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in “Coy,” the ColorBurst Lip Butter in “Red Velvet,” the Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Raisin Rage,” and ColorBurst Lipgloss in Sunbaked.

The Mani: All it took was two coats of the brand's Trade Winds, topped with a Matte Top Coat.