Fashion & Accessories

By Melanie Kroupa



Pamela Roland backstage with models and the Laura Mercier beauty team

Gold, silver, sparkle, oh my! Full of beaded gowns with sophistication and a touch of sass, Pamela Roland AW14 collection was inspired by New York City and the women who walk the streets with style and elegance. Lead makeup artist Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier wanted to capture the look of the quintessential New York women, without looking overdone. Keeping the NY women young and sleek, Matin applied a thin layer of tinted moisturizer to add a hint of color and a dewy complexion. Giving the skin more of a glow, Matin went with a rosy pink crème blush on the cheeks. Using a crème blush gives the skin the appearance of hydrated flush skin. To capture the true NY women, Matin went with a deep khaki eye pencil to fill in the eyelid and smudge out with your finger. He wanted to give the illusion as if the models applied their makeup in the back of a NY cab. To finish the look he used a merlot lip color and then blotted after application. By blotting the lips gives a stain finish.


Ted Gibson perfecting the hair look backstage

To keep the AW14 hair trend going, Ted Gibson parted the model’s hair first with a deep left side part. After parting he sectioned the hair and wrapped each section around a medium barrel iron, then pinned curl each section. Ted pinned each section in different directions, creating an “S” shape. Creating an “S” shape gives the hair a more natural wave. After a few minutes of being pinned up, Ted brushed out the curls and pulled the curls down with his fingers. To finish the look Ted pinned the hair behind the left ear, giving a 30’s vibe.

Below is a list of makeup products to help create the look.


Face: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Face: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Cheeks: Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color

Eyes: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick

Eyes: Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara

Lip: Laura Mercier Creme Cmooth Lip Color

Originally published February 2014

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