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By Yasmin Jorge

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Hair and makeup trends at Pamela Love’s jewelry presentation during Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 fused science fiction with angelic – the final look was a woman, other-worldly and serene, in the boldest baddest jewelry in town.

Lead makeup artist Kristin Gallegos, for M.A.C. Cosmetics, achieved a futuristic sci-fi face, colorful and iridescent, to compliment the designer’s prismatic and shimmery jewelry. Predominant colors were blue, green and pink. For a luminous dewy look, Gallegos used Studio Finish concealer on the skin, Strobe cream to high planes of the face, and Prep + Prime transparent powder to finish. Makeup was applied around the eyes like a fanciful mask: the array of pigments were pink opal, corn flower, and golden olive; and pale yellow and marine ultra chromagraph pencils. No mascara was used and brows were erased with peach concealer for that extraterrestrial feel. Dim lip Erase was featured on lips.

M.A.C. products are available at M.A.C. boutiques around the world and major retailers like Nordstrom’s and Macy’s or M.A.C. Cosmetics.

Master stylist Anthony Cole and his design team, from Sebastian Professional™ Salons, also strove for an angelic sci-fi feel to hair. He first applied Mousse Forte throughout tresses. Starting at the nape of the neck, he then sectioned out two-inch segments of hair and one at a time divided them in half and twisted counter clockwise. He sprayed and twisted hair with Shine Define hairspray. He then went over the sections with a flat iron to get a frizzy matte texture, but avoided the top 1/3 close to the head. Next, focusing on the crown, Cole divided small sections spraying Trilliant thermal protectant and shimmer complex to hair for softness. He backcombed each small section and then hit each with a flat iron. Hair sections were allowed to cool and then lightly brushed with a comb for a light soft texture. Strands of metallic pinks and purples were added to the models’ own loose flowing manes, again heralding the key colors of Love’s jewelry. Cole finished the look by pulling the twisted sections apart and gently rubbed an inflated balloon over the top of the head to create static and natural texture.

Cole said that this is a very wearable hair trend and I totally agree. Visit Http://www.sebastianprofessional.com to shop online or locate a nearby salon.

After a light meal of olive and cheese sandwiches, salad, coffee and coconut water, I happily went to see Love’s latest jewelry line. The multi-talented designer, also an artist and musician, was inspired by colorful bright metals and geometry. “I’ve played a lot with iridescents and different colored metals while further exploring sharp shapes in the geometric realm,” she said.

Pamela Love’s collection features big stunning pieces, hand-crafted for spiritual rocker chic wearers. It is not for the faint-of-heart. You’ll feel protected, powerful, and might set off some metal detectors.

Originally published February 2011

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