February 14, 2013 Caitlin Larwood Looks

New York Fashion Week: Douglas Hannant

A shiny lip, cat eye, matte face and voluminous hair teased into a makeshift bob contributed to a look that said '50s glamour with a modern twist at Douglas Hannant's fall 2013 ready-to-wear show.
Makeup artist Jason Hoffman played with texture to update the retro inspiration, exploiting the power of a matte face paired with a highly lacquered lip. To create the shiny pout, he used NARS Lip Liner Pencil in African Queen, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Norma. He called the cat eye the fun element in the look, first prepping it by swiping on NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra, Portobello and Pandora. He then painted on NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates and NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, accenting the black with a pop of white in Santa Monica Blvd.
Hairstylist Edward Tricomi looked toward the clean, architectural elements of the clothing when deciding to give models a structured bob. He first separated out a small piece of hair at the crown of the head and set it to the side. He then teased the remaining hair using a Mason Pearson brush, holding the hair up and starting the tease at the tip of strands for the best bend. He next doused strands with L'Oréal Professionnel Finishing Infinium 4 Extreme Hold Finishing Spray and then combed the hair back smoothly to make a low ponytail. He wrapped the hair under and pinned it, creating the shape of a bob. He then smoothed and sprayed the top piece back into the ponytail and tucked it under as well.
Manicurist Gina Edwards said Essie Nail Polish in Berry Hard was the perfect color for the the classic, strong woman represented in this collection. She kept the nails as natural as possible with minimal filing, following the line of the nail and rounding off the edges. She then used Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil to moisturize tips, before painting one coat of Essie First Base Base Coat, two coats of the Berry Hard and one coat of Essie Good to Go Rapid Dry Top Coat.

Photos: Caitlin Larwood

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