City Pulse

By Ashley Goldsmith

Spring 2010 is all about showcasing your natural beauty. Let your flawless skin shine through and emphasize your contoured cheekbones. At Tadashi, Luc Bouchard for MAC created a simple bronzed look using mineral blush to warm up the face and create a golden glow. Tina Turnbow for Stila and Beauty.com created a “beachy” muted look at Lela Rose. Fandango, a bitter green shade was used in the middle of the lid to make the eye pop but color is still muted. Tip for using a bright color: Placement is key! Put it where you want it, don’t smudge it to move it into place. At Tory Burch MAC artists created a 60′s/70′s inspired fresh and peachy glow while over at BCBG, Lisa Butler for MAC also created a natural and fresh look by matting out redness with a full coverage powder.

Texture! Texture! Texture! Was what Ted Gibson shouted to me over the hair dryers backstage at Lela Rose. Ted Gibson for Beauty.com kicked up the volume with a youthful beach inspired pony. Texture is most important when attempting this look. While drying hair twist sections around your finger using Ted’s Beautiful Hold hairspray. Once dry, create a side part and pull hair into a ponytail. The pony should be placed in the middle of the head for a more playful look. Once secured, back brush the hair so that it’s full and fluffy for a more modern style.

At Walter, Toni and Guy created a very 80s do. One side boasted tons of volume and texture with wavy style. While the other side was more secure with a simple side braid. Neil Moodie of Bumble and Bumble used B&B’s thickening spray and styling crème to give hair dry texture and tousled waves at Band of Outsiders. Hair was dried with a diffuser and then the ends were brushed out to give it a just off the beach vibe. Warning: Don’t let texture and volume cross over into frizzy and unkempt. Make sure to balance and soften your overall look to keep you looking put together.

Originally published October 2009
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