City Pulse

By Laura Werling

This season the runways at Lincoln Center are buzzing like they do every year, but this time there is a distinct excitement for a new beginning. With our President beginning a new term this January, I think America is collectively looking forward to 2013. To start off Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013, I covered the Tadashi Shoji show at Lincoln Center. The makeup look was brought to life by MAC Cosmetics artist Luc Buchard. Inspiration for the look was “the Russian Czar escaping through the frozen tundra.” This translates into a light yet smoky eye with some silver liner around the eyes and a deep plum lip. For the skin, MAC’s Studio Moisture Fix was applied with a 188 Brush, then followed with Prep & Prime Skin Smoother. To finish off the skin, Prep & Prime Transparent Finish was used only where needed to decrease shine for a matte, fresh look.

For the eyes, Buchard wanted to create a deep yet light look to keep the face enchanting and mysterious. To start off, Buchard used several eyeshadows from MAC’s Fall 2013 Collection layered on top of each other for dimension. First, he used “Oyster”, applied with a 286 Brush, then topped it off with “Lightscapade”. For some extra dimension, “Omega” eyeshawdow was brushed on the outer upper eyelid with a 224 Brush, and blended all the way to the brow. White MAC Pigment was used on the inner eyes for some extra frostiness in the eyes. MAC’s Nocturnal Superslick eyeliner was used only on the top lid for a little silver sparkle across the lash line.

The lips were given a full, healthy look with MAC’s Lip Conditioner, then topped with Cyber Lipstick brushed on with a 242 Brush from the center out. Then on top of that, for a frost bitten yet luscious effect, “Just My Type” lipliner was drawn over the lips, filling in the color. To blend for an even color, more Lip Conditioner was used on top for the finish.

For Tadashi Shoji, the inspiration behind the collection for Fall 2013 was his trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. The look was brought together by the hair styling, done by Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Ulta. The idea for the hair was to keep it natural and flowing, yet romantic and sultry. To start, the hair was parted in a natural, deep side part, and given some volume and texture with Redken’s Guts 10, a root volumizing spray. Then, the hair was pulled back loosely to the side and twisted towards the bottom of the opposite side, secured with pins along the way. For a swept away, next day look, pieces were pulled out to keep it looking tousled and free. For some final texture, the hair was dusted with Redken’s Powder Grip 03, a light powder that makes the hair voluminous and textured.

The overall collection was definitely inspired by Russian culture of all forms, yet came together with Tadashi’s Asian design influence. The hair and makeup perfectly captured the sense of romantic elegance Tadashi Shoji created for Fall 2013.

Originally published February 2013
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