Backstage Beauty Look of the Day: Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2015


THE SHOW: Bibhu Mohapatra

THE HAIR: Amit Abraham brought beauty editors (and the designer) back to life with an intricately braided updo that you had to see from all angles. He began prepping the tresses with the new L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Sève Protectrice before sectioning the hair one on top of the other. While the bottom half was slicked back into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, the top section was parted in the middle. Both sides of the top section were French braided to the crown with the tails secured around the ponytail underneath. For added edge, he cross stitched the braids together with a leather cord. Abraham sprinkled a bit of the brand's True Grip powder into the ponytail and split it into two sections before braiding both sectioning, backcombing the braid on the right. He finished by wrapping the braids around each other to create a chignon, spritzing it with the Perfect Shimmer and Infinium 3 sprays for shine and hold. Any flyaways were tamed with a touch of the Homme Poker Paste.

THE MAKEUP: To capture the essence of Nancy Cunard, Yadim evened the tone of the skin where needed with Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation, leaving a bit of rawness to the skin with a touch of the Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded on the cheeks. He created a wing along the lower lash line with the Master Drama Eyeliner in in Midnight Master that jutted straight out to extend the natural shape of the eye. The pout was deepened with a mix of the Color Sensational Lipstick in Magentabulous and Dazzling Plum

THE MANI: Gina Edwards kept the drama going to the tips by applying ImPress Press-On Manicure in So, So Stellar covered in cross hatch lines in Black and White from the Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit. The toes were evened out with a few coats of Broadway Nails polish in Stripped Off.