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Coral Lips, Pink Candy-Striped Nails, And Permed-Looking Hair At Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012




When designing her Spring 2012 “Desert Love” collection, designer Rebecca Minkoff was inspired by the work of late Mexican architect Luis Barragán, how he manipulated light in such masterpieces as the Torres Satélite in Mexico City and how he incorporated brightly painted walls into the domiciles he erected. Since her collection incorporated pops of electric and orange, the beauty looks created conveyed the same perky vivaciousness without detracting from the garments sashaying down the runway.

TRESemmé hair guru Jeanie Syfu hoped to create a voluminous mane with a slightly frizzy, perm-like texture, akin to the style Diane Keaton sported in Woody Allen’s Manhattan (which, ironically, is a black-and-white film). The first step to create the look involved prepping the hair with the TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boost Spray, then dividing it into four sections of equal size. After tying each section using an elastic band, she wrapped the hair in that section around the elastic to create tight corkscrews. Next, she diffused the hair with a blow dryer set to a high heat setting. Once hair was dry, she released the elastics and brushed tresses with a paddle brush to soften the corkscrew shapes and give the mane a permed-looking effect.

Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh led the mark team backstage, creating a look that prioritized bronzed skin and bright coral pink lips. To create this look, she first applied the mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30, then prepped the skin with the Primed for Perfection Face Primer. To provide some coverage, Quynh brushed on the Min-A-Real Cream-to-Power Foundation, then covered dark under-eye circles, blemishes, and other imperfections with the Conceal For Real Long-Lasting Hook Up Concealer. The Matte-nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder was dusted on the complexion to give the skin a matte finish — and, to infuse a Guadalajara-worthy glow, she brushed the Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder all along the cheeks, following the natural contour of the cheekbones, then lightly sweeping the bronzer along the ridge of the nose. Eyes were kept bare, with just a touch of Lash All You Want Mascara in black. The power punch, then, came via an electrifying pout, created by layering the Full Color Lipstick in Cha Cha and the Full Color Lipstick in Coral Fixation.

Even the nail look, created by the essie team backstage, conveyed a coquettish, girls-just-want-to-have-fun vibe. The candy cane-like manicure was executed by coating nails with two layers of essie’s Below the Belt, a creamy white hue, and then painting thin vertical pink stripes using the essie Pink Parka nail lacquer.

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