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Feb 16, 2013

New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Trina Turk Fall 2013

The beauty look backstage for Trina Turk's Fall 2013 show was inspired by iconic models of the 70's, like Marisa Berenson, and the utter chicness that those models embodied.  The hair and makeup teams were to make the models look like they could walk right off the runway into the streets without blinking an eye, like strong, statuesque, jet-setters.  Don't we all want to look like that?  Here's how the looks were created:
Hair: Martin-Christopher Harper for Cutler
Sometimes simpler is better, and Harper was going for healthy hair, rather than some crazy editorial look.  He started with Redken Clear Moisture Instant Polishing Prep Leave-in Cutting and Detangling Lotion on damp hair; a long name, but leaves no mystery as to what it does.  It is the base for polished, tangle-free hair before blow-drying.  He also used a little Cutler Specialist Volumizing Spray to add some thickness, without drying the hair out, before blowing out straight with a paddle brush.  Hair was given a middle part and tied into a tight, low pony right below the occipital bone.  The hair was sprayed with Redken Forceful #23 Super Strength Finishing Spray to keep it sleek.  A little hair was back-combed and then wrapped around the ponytail holder.  The hair was finished with Redken Control Addict #28 High Control Hairspray (new for spring 13) for brushable hold.

Makeup: Sarah Lucero for Stila
The makeup look for this show was all about reds, terracottas, and rust colors for a glossy, sun-kissed look.  Lucero achieved this look by using the rust colors from the Stila In The Know eyeshadow palette, applied with a wet brush for really intense pigment. (You can also apply them with a dry brush for a sheer was of color).  The face was given warmth with Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Bronze, and then All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer  on the high cheekbones for glowy skin.  The look was finished with a touch of color courtesy of Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Maya.

Nails: Gina Eppolito for Julep
To complete our lovely look, Eppolito chose some mauvey-nude shades from Julep for the nails.  The lighter shade (Whitney) on the hands, and the darker shade (Toni) on the toes.  The New Freedom Polymer top coat used on the models is 100% smudge-free after 5 minutes, which is essential for a hurried backstage scenario.  It also gives a shiny gel-like finish, without the same hassle that you get when removing a gel polish.

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