February 16, 2012 Makeup.com Looks

Get Inspired! The Stories Behind Some of Our Fave Fashion Week Beauty Looks

There's no great Fashion Week show without a muse—be it a supermodel, a favorite city, or...gumdrops. Here's what inspired some of the lead makeup artists and hairstylists to create the looks they created.
The Show: Joy Cioci The Beauty Inspiration: Feminine Complexity

At Joy Cioci, the inspiration was the complexity that can be found in every woman, said lead makeup artist Uzo for NARS Cosmetics. "Some days we're moody and mysterious, some days we're fun and flirty." The look was a combination of sensual and flirty, hence the sophisticated smoky eye (created with grey/blue liner) combined with the fun and flirty cheek and light lip.
The Show: VPL The Beauty Inspiration: Geometry and Architecture

At VPL, it was all about using geometry and angles to create a unique look. A super glossy and architectural eye was created by Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com. Meanwhile, lead hairstylist Bob Recine was inspired by Victoria Bartlett's "very sleek, very graphic geometric clothes." He individualized each girl's beauty with a center or a side part, but kept a "waterfall cascade of hair" to echo Victoria's love for clean lines and architectural sensibility.
The Show: Erickson Beamon The Beauty Inspiration: German Cabaret

The German Cabaret of the 1920s inspired the makeup artists and hairstylists at Erickson Beamon. The hair, done by Salon AKS for Phyto, was all about the finger-waved bob—very Zelda Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, the makeup showcased deep, dark eyes and a nude lip—a staple from the Prohibition Era.
The Show: Timo Weiland The Beauty Inspiration: St. Mark's Place in New York City
Backstage at Timo Weiland, the overall look was inspired by the timeless spirit of the St. Mark's Place youth in New York—in other words, a downtown, edgy girl. The nails were a glossy burgundy (Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Nails in Rated R). And the hair done by Joseph DiMaggio for L'Oreal Professionnel was all about being effortlessly textured. DiMaggio used L'Oreal Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo and Curl Satin Rich Definition Mousse to emphasize the lived-in look.
To see how the makeup, hair and clothes all work together check out Maybelline’s Live From the Runway YouTube Channel.
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