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The Hair and Makeup at the Ports 1961 Fall/Winter 2010 Show

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Yesterday, I gave you guys the scoop on gorgeous fashions that strutted down the runway at the Ports 1961 Fall/Winter 2010 show and, today, I want to give you the details on the hair and makeup looks conceptualized to complement the collection. The makeup was kept simple and natural, while the hair was dramatically curly and voluminous.

Romero Jennings was the lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, and he described the look as “very feminine but very subdued” so as to mirror the feel of the collection, which features feminine pieces worn in a masculine way. Romero and the team of MAC makeup artists created a subtle brown shadow along the models’ eyes by mixing together the MAC Pro Paint Stick in Deep Brown, the MAC Cream Colour Base in Mid-Tone Sepia, and the MAC Pro Rock-It Yellow Pigment. The yellow pigment looks like a bright acid yellow in the packaging but, when mixed with the other products, it’s quite stunning and just adds a bit of light and sunshine tot he face. He kept the lips very natural by using the MAC Pro Peachstock Lipstick, a peachy nude hue. To finish the look off, he applied several coats of MAC’s Studio Fix Lash mascara. To watch Jennings at work and hear him elaborate on the look, check out this brief backstage interview with him. Also, check out the finished makeup, as seen on the models pictured above.

Aveda master stylist Pearson Knight conceived of the hair for the show, which he described as an “’80s perm”-inspired look, but softer and and feminine but also quite strong and voluminous. Models’ tresses were curled vertically using very small curling irons for maximum bounce, then pinned to the head — in fact, if you look at the photos here , you’ll notice the curls are literally pinned vertically around the head. Right before the show, the pins were released and blow-dried once again to give the look a softer feel and add volume. The hair was finished and set with Aveda’s new Control Force hair spray. Because the hair wasn’t finished until moments before the show, none of the models pictured here are donning the finished look, so make sure to check out our coverage of the actual show! Also, here’s a backstage video clip of Pearson describing the look (for your viewing pleasure! lol).

Lastly, the models wore a pale gray nail color with a lavender tint courtesy of M2M Damore Jon. One of the models was kind enough to show off hr manicure, so scroll all the way down to peep her nail color.

Here are some photos of the scene backstage.

MAKEUP:

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HAIR:

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NAILS:

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