Doing It Dewy — Purple Lids And Nude Lips At Brian Reyes Fall 2010 Show
It’s amazing how two designers can submit such wildly divergent interpretations of the same thematic material. Both Wenlan Chia and Brian Reyes were inspired by the mysteriousness of the woods and the idea of a strong and confident woman, like a Tellervini-esque figure, emerging from therein. But while Chia focused on the enigmatic elements and the mixture of textures you’d find in the woods, Reyes zoomed in on the dewy freshness of the lush greenery. Their difference in their views (not to mention design aesthetics) could be surmised not only by their collections, but also by the makeup looks created for their respective shows.
Whereas the MAC Cosmetics team created a glossy smoky eye for Twinkle, the Bobbi Brown team envisioned a dramatic but innocent eye for the Brian Reyes show. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe described the look as confident and sophisticated, with aubergine and spearmint green tones that echoed Reyes’ color palette, while also boasting a feminine innocence thanks to the soft, rosy lips and the lack of mascara.To give the complexion a fresh finish, Rowe and the Bobbi Brown team treated the skin with Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream and Hydrating Eye Cream, applying Foundation Stick, Creamy Concealer and Corrector to yield the desired coverage. Next, cheeks were highlighted with Bobbi Brown Blush in Sandstone, a pinkish tan color.
The eyes were the central point for this look, and Rowe and company started out by applying Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Snow all over the lid and crease, then brushing the Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Eggplant along the lower lid and lining it with Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Plum (debuting in the fall). To add contrast and illuminate the eye, they then applied Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Aqua, which actually looks like a very light, sky blue-tinged mint green color in the skin. Lips, meanwhile, were kept creamy and natural-looking with Bobbi Brown Beige Lip Color, a warm-toned nude color that evened out the cool tones in the eye shadow shades.
The hair, meanwhile, was styled by a team of TreSemme experts led by Martin Christopher, who described the look as an airy, loose, low ponytail starting at the nape of the neck, with a rather undefined side part.
Check out these photos for more of the backstage preparations!
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