This was my first time Backstage at The Blonds and it was like a show within the show. Lots of makeups artists, wigs, Nail art...it was all an Extravaganza! MAC Cosmetics key makeup artist Kabuki (pictured below) and the MAC Cosmetics team were inspired by 90's super models ala Linda Evangelista.
To prep the eyes, Bare Canvas Paint was applied ove rth eyelid with 242 Shader Brush.MAC eye pencil in Coffee was applied thorough the crease and blended with Wedge Eye Shadow to soften and elongate the eyes, using 217 Blending Brush.
Boot Black Liquid Liner was used to define, left and separte the upper and lower lashes.
To define the brows Brunette Luxe Brow Powder Pencil (available Spring/Summer 2013) was blended through brows with 266 Small Angle Brush to define and sculpt.
The lashes were created by using MAC 7 and MAC Pro 12 Lashes. 12 Lash was trimmed and layered over 7 Lash createing a short, spikey design with a wing tip, dramatizing the aerodynamic effect to eyes.
Spice Pencil was used to define and contour the lips. Posh Tone Mineralize Lipstick (available Spring/Summer 2012) was blended over th eentire lip for a nude pout.
Finished makeup look.
Creative Nail Design (CND) created nail art in an array of colors and textures.
Kristina Estabrooks and the Creative Nail Design (CND) team created the nails air which included custom made designs for The Blonds show and included Shark Bites, portraits, crystals and lots of color.
The nails were amazing.
Moroccan Oil products were used to created the looks for the show. Key Stylist Antonio Corral Calero (pictured below) lead the hair team to create Barbie style wigs for the models.
Moroccan Oil Products were used to give the models a straight blow out then wrap the hair around the hair in a cirlcle, then stocking cap was applied to keep the hair flat under the blond wigs.
Roots of the wigs were blow with spray then blow dried to create the lift. Ends were curled with a curling iron to give the hair bounce.
The Blonds creative director Phillipe Blond (pictured above) was giving backstage fabulous.
Backstage, during the preparation for Chado Ralph Rucci's SS2013 show, key artist Tom Pecheux lead the MAC Pro team to create a look that consisted of smokey eyes, dewy skin and nude lips. Pecheux mentioned he wanted to do a black eye for the show but wanted to bring a twist, something not so classic. He showed Ralph Rucci the pink liner he loved it.
To achieve the look the hair was slicked back into a low ponytail.
The ends of the ponytail was braided and then rolled under.
After rolling the hair under, it was secured with pins on both sides and set with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode. Then hair material was wrapped around the neck, across the bun they tied at the top of the head. The material was only used to hold the hair in place. It wa s removed prior to show time.
The Essie team kept the nails in nude shades like Mademoiselle (pictured below) and Fed Up.