At Timo Weiland's fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, the understated beauty played an accessorizing role to the collection that was rich in texture, instead of competing with it for center stage. And although the overall look appeared to be seemingly simple, the real technique was all in the details.
Makeup artist Chantel Miller gave models a well-groomed Lower East Side look, creating both shiny and matte textures and subtle lights and shadows. She tailored the makeup to each model and enhanced her personal features by first sculpting the face with MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut in the temples, under cheekbones, in the eye sockets and under lower lids. Miller then picked up a touch of the new MAC Fluidline in Dirty Blonde with a fluffy dome brush and ran it across her hand until only a ghost image of the color remained. Using the sheer dregs, she swept the shade through the creases of eyes. She then took a concealer brush and MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer and blended it back over the crease to pale the color so it looked like the natural contour of the eyes. For just a hint of shimmer, she dabbed MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush into the inner corners. After curling lashes, Miller softly groomed fringe by brushing MAC Extended Play Lash just on the top tips. Finally, lips were given just a breath of peach color with MAC Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush. Miller selected this rather than a traditional lipstick because it lacked a waxy texture and instead gave the mouth a natural sheen.
A feminine tomboy was the inspiration for hairstylist Joseph Dimaggio, who set out to create a down-do style that looked both cool and effortless. He began by mixing L'Oréal Professionnel's True Grip Texturizing Powder and Volume Expand Volumizing Leave-In Spray together to formulate a texturizing and fattening spritzer, which he applied all over the head. After letting it air-dry and creating an organic center part, Dimaggio created natural-looking bends in the hair by forming S-waves with each strand and clamping it down with a flatiron. He said he chose this technique over using a traditional curling iron because he didn't want the curves and swerves to look overly coiffed. Dimaggio set the look with another dusting of True Grip for added grit, and then sprayed L'Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer Shine Illuminating Mist wherever the style looked too matte so that hair maintained a natural shine. To finish, he tucked the front strands behind the ears and pulled it all back off the neck and behind shoulders.
The manicures embraced what nail artist Sunshine Outing called the latest trend in polish, which combines interesting texture with a pretty (not peculiar) result. She created a custom navy shade by mixing Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polishes in Godiva, Dahlia and Nyx together. The Pixie Dust is a gritty, matte and sparkly effect that looked like glistening snow on nails. Giddings skipped the base and top coat and painted three sheets of the concoction on oval tips, making sure each layer was completely dry between coats to get the most out of the glitzy finish.