New York Fashion Week: Chadwick Bell
Snowstorm Nemo provided the perfect backdrop to Chadwick Bell’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, which was inspired by a girl who appeared to be caught in such blustery weather while she was running her morning errands. The result was a beauty look that was all about undone textures and lived-in finishes.
After prepping models’s skin with an Intraceuticals hydrating and smoothing facial, makeup artist Daniel Martin set out to create a winter-bitten face. He began by dusting the taupe-gray Sisley Phyto-Ombre Eclat Eye Shadow in Ebony 19 to the lids ever so lightly with his fingertip. He kept the look effortless by curling lashes, skipping mascara and then brushing up the brows.
Martin then continued the “no-makeup” makeup theme by buffing Sisley Phyto-Tint Eclat Compact foundation powder just to the T-zone of the face to cancel shine, and concealing dark circles and spots with Sisley Eye Concealer. In order to make the girls look visually cold, he skipped blush to ensure skin was devoid of any warm color. Finally, Martin pressed a berry lipstick with golden shimmer (Sisley Phyto-Lip Shine in Sheer Plum 12) into lips with the pad of his finger for a “bruised” look.
Hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp had a young and fresh Parisian in mind when he created his mussed-up low ponytail. He first worked a new Bumble and Bumble mousse into damp hair before blow-drying it with a round brush for volume at the roots. Beauchamp next created a French braid at the back of the scalp that snaked down to the nape of the neck. Working with the model’s natural part, he pulled the hair directly over the braid—which was used to create a bump at the bottom of the style—and then tied strands off into a low ponytail. To keep it looking organic and unfussy, he pulled out flyaways around the face and rubbed them with Bumble and Bumble Creme Contour to accentuate them without adding weight. Models who wore Bell’s oversized coats then had the garments placed over the ponytails, so it appeared like the outerwear was pushing up the hair to accentuate that manufactured bump.
To complement the clean and simple lines in the collection, manicurist Cinnamon Bowser kept nails similarly minimal in a sheer peachy beige polish (Zoya Nail Polish in Erin) that had a hint of shimmer. She skipped the base coat and top coat in favor of embracing a more natural shine finish.