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Feb 10, 2013

New York Fashion Week: Backstage at VPL Fall 2013

Photos above courtesy of was an official backstage sponsor for VPL's Fall 2013 collection, so you know that means some fantastic products and tools that you can treat yourself to at home.  Models who have been scrubbed, pulled, and teased all morning long got to be pampered with decadent skincare from Arcona, nourishing haircare from Phyto in tandem with T3 hair tools (whose quick drying/styling times means less torture for the models), a manicure from Deborah Lippmann, and a truly glowing makeup application from Romy Soleimani using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty products.  I'm not going to lie, I kind of wanted to sit down in the chair and take part in the action.
Hair: Bob Recine 

Recine decided to work with the models' natural texture when they sat down in his chair.  
He created a deep side part and pulled hair into a side ponytail behind the ear, leaving some hair out at the top to give a geometric feel to complement the clothing.  Since he was working with natural texture and not really trying to transform the hair, he used only a little Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse to emphasize the texture before blowing the hair dry.  Rather than sitting through insufferable amounts of heat styling to make hair pin straight, he chose to just rough dry their hair with his fingers and the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i blowdryer.  This blowdryer is all about making your life easier and your hair healthier by cutting down on drying time.  He finished the whole look with some Phyto hairspray to provide hold without feeling stiff.            
*Insider tip: When asked what hair styling product every woman needs, Recine said that mousse is a great product because you can mix it with gel or with hairspray in your palms and apply to dry or wet hair for styling.  

Skin: Arcona
Obviously the key to a great makeup application is great skincare, especially in  a post-blizzard NYC.  Models coming jumping from show to show have to strip their makeup, but not their skin.  The Arcona experts started by removing a model's makeup with Triad Pads, which contain a cranberry toner that cleanses skin, but is still packed with nourishing antioxidants.  The pads also contain Omegas 3, 6, and 9, and rice milk to really soothe the skin.  After the makeup was removed with the pads, the team used incredibly nourishing products like the Booster Defense Serum, Hydrating Serum, and Desert Mist to moisturize the skin.  Magic White Ice was one of the super star products used because of its ability to hydrate the skin without clogging pores, which is so important to models (or anyone) who has had makeup on their face all day.  

Makeup: Romy Soleimani 

Soleimani opted for a  natural, glowing, sculpted face using Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics.  She wanted a groomed look that was all about playing with textures; mixing powders and creams, which we previously thought was forbidden.  She started with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, a cream foundation, to create the prefect canvas.  Next she used The Sculpting Powder to sculpt the cheeks, and highlighted the tops of the cheekbones with the wonder product of the line: The Celestial Powder in Candlelight.  The next step was to layer  the new Liquid Candlelight (coming out later this year) over the Candlelight Powder, followed by some Arcona Eye Dew to further highlight the skin, while moisturizing at the same time.   
On the eyes Soleimani opted for light ivory colors from the Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadow duos, with some of the new Liquid Candlelight on top, with zero mascara or liner.  Just a fresh, dewy eyelid.  The eyebrow was strong and sculpted with The Precision Brow Pencil.  The entire look was finished with a nude lip courtesy of  The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Medium, which Soleimani mentioned was her absolute favorite nude lip color that every gal should own.  

Nails: Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann gave us some more nail art that we can recreate at home.  Simply start with a coat of the color that Deborah is calling "the new nude"; Modern Love.  Then take a thin nail art brush or paint brush and apply a thin strip of Stormy Weather up one side of the nail and around to the tip of the nail.  

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