Backstage Beauty Beat: Mara Hoffman Fall 2014
THE SHOW: Mara Hoffman
THE HAIR: Nick Irwin undid the epic braid he crafted for Hoffman's spring collection by first creating a deep side part and applying Catwalk by Tigi's Fast Fixx Style Prep. After drying the hair for smoothness, he pulled the strands back, worked the Session Series Styling Cream from nape to the ends, and crafted a three plait braid. He then dried the hair with a diffuser and undid the braid before applying the Session Series True Wax to the three ends and re-braiding the last few inches of hair. After sealing the style with a spritz of the Session Series Finishing Spray, he added a blast of gold spray for a gilded look.
THE MAKEUP: Alice Lane continued the metallics by first evening the tone with Maybelline's Fit Me foundation, covering up any blemishes along the way. She then contoured the cheeks with the brand's new Face Studio Master Glaze in Warm Nude before dusting the T-zone with powder to mattify. For the eyes, she mixed the two medium shades from the Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Sunset Bronze for a wash of color. Lane then lined the lower lashes with the Master Drama Liner in Midnight Master.
THE MANI: Mani maven Honey took care of the models' tips with a few easy coats of Maybelline's Color Show Holographic nail polish in Bold as Gold.