New York Fashion Week: Zero + Maria Cornejo
A graphic edge delivered Zero + Maria Cornejo’s beauty look for fall 2013 straight into the future.
After prepping skin with Joanna Vargas’s Daily Serum and Rejuvenating Serum to make it plump and glowing, makeup artist Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com went to work on creating a modern face. She first evened out skin by spot-treating blemishes with Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer and The Liquid Airbrush Foundation. She next painted the cobalt Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow in #206s on eyes, applying it as a wet liner starting at the middle of the upper lids and winging it out to produce a blunt, square tip past lashes. She then dabbed a clear lip gloss on lids to slightly mess up the liner and add an element of shine. After curling fringe, she brushed it through with Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. She next turned to cheeks, building up a flushed effect by using her fingertips to dab a mixture of Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Patrice and Mystere onto the apples. She then added the same lip gloss used on the lids onto cheeks to impart a dewy glow. She left lips bare and finished the face by brushing up brows.
Hairstylist Martin Cullen conjured up a clean and sleek ponytail with a bold zigzag part. He began by spritzing Phyto Phytovolume Actif onto damp hair for control and body before blow-drying it straight. He then parted the hair into a deep and wide zigzag that started from the top of the ear and traveled over to the peak of the opposite eyebrow. He next pulled fringe over to one side and gathered lengths into a low ponytail that sat below the right ear. After running a straightener through the ponytail, he rubbed Phyto Professional Glossing Cream over the head and through the lengths of the ponytail to nix any static flyaways. He sealed the style with the glossy Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum. He finally finished the look by topping it with a silver rectangular plate above the ponytail, along with circular headpieces that were distinctly avant-garde.
To mimic the neutral color story and the pixelated patterns of the collection, manicurist Deborah Lippmann painted nails with a textured ghost gray shade. She first prepped short and round nails with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Base Coat. She then lacquered tips with two coats of her new Nail Polish in Pretty Vacant. The dove hue, which is part of the Deborah Lippmann Punk Rock collection due out in July, combines a grainy texture with a matte finish that she called “agressive and urban.”