City Pulse

By Laura Werling

Timo Weiland has by far been the most youthful show I’ve seen yet this season. Perhaps because the designers themselves are young and very “downtown-cool,” which is exactly what the collection was reflecting. In fact, “downtown-cool” is specific to St. Marks Place, where the Timo Weiland girl hangs with her equally cool boyfriend wearing edgy pieces that are well-made and still timeless. The makeup look is in line with the young, hip clothes; the face was defined by flawless skin, kohl-lined eyes, and fresh cheeks and lips.

Sephora PRO Beauty Team was in charge of making this look come to life. To create the face, head makeup artist Jose Rivera used a variety of brands. For the eyes, Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream was applied along with Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Mat Black to darken the lining around the eyes. The lashes were coated in Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black. Then, on top of the lid, Tokidoki Prisma Gloss in Donutella was used for setting the eye. Rivera suggests lining the inner rim of the eye with liner, then running over it with a cotton swab for a sexy, slept-in look.

For the face, Rivera started with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 to even out skin tone. For covering up blemishes, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer was used when needed. Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder was dusted over the face for matte, flawless skin. For color on the cheeks, Lorac Blush in Rose and Pink was used along the center of the cheeks as well as the cheekbones. Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix, a spray to go on before and after makeup application, works as a setting spray for seal in the youthful, glowing look. The lips were smeared with a layer of YSL Rogue Volupte in #23 Luscious Pink and #24 Prailine Delight.

L’Oreal Professionnel’s lead stylist Joseph DiMaggio created the look for the hair to work hand in hand with the “downtown-cool” inspiration. The hair was pulled back into a low pony and secured with a small piece of elastic. The ends of the pony were flat-ironed to look textured and lived in. The favorite product of the stylists was the L’Oreal Fresh Dust, which is a very useful hair powder/dry shampoo. It keeps the hair from getting oily and stringy, and gives it a refreshing amount of volume. And finally, the nails were done by Broadway Nails imPress, a line of self-adhesive press on nails that last up to five days. The color was a dark, rich plum that boldly goes with the collection.

Originally published February 2012
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