Backstage Beauty Beat: Zac Posen Spring 2014


The Show: Zac Posen

The Hair: The Kérastase team crafted a silky nest for flowers to bloom. Odile Gilbert doused the damp strands with the brand's Mousse Bouffant before a rough blow dry to set. She then sprayed the hair with the Powder Bluff Hair Spray and Laque Dentelle for a matte texture. Gilbert curled the hair, pinning it back into the hair to cool. She shook out the curls for looser waves and pinned back 2 -3 inch sections to the head, using a finger-wrapping technique to create the bouffant and adding flowers in various places to match the tiny blooms in Posen's collection. She finished a double whammy of the dry shampoo and hairspray for texture and hold.

The Makeup: “My goal was to have one graphic element, while the rest of the face is soft and romantic,” Kabuki said of his look for the show citing Cecil Beaton as key inspiration. To make the eyes look bigger he mixed MAC's eyeshadows paints to match the models' skin tones before brushing a bit of the brand's Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish across the lids and adding a nude pencil to the eyes' waterline. For added drama Feline Eye Kohl lined the lower lashes while the Blacktrack Fluidline took the top lashes with false lashes and a few swipes of Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara. With a touch of the Hush Cream Colour Base on the cheeks and the upcoming Keep it Loose! Casual Color on the lips, the romantic ballerinas were ready to hits the runway.

The Mani: A faded rose garden blossomed thanks to Gina Edwards who combined Morgan Taylor's “Coming Up Roses” and “Polished Up.”