New York Fashion Week Spring '13: Backstage with MAC and Moroccan Oil at The Blonds

When The Blonds want supermodels in their show, they will make it happen. Obviously, getting supermodels to walk in your show is no easy feat during fashion week so the next best idea is to re-create the look of a supermodel. And not just any supermodel, the look of a model during the height of their popularity: the early nineties. Key MAC Make-Up Artist Kabuki was brought on board to re-create this iconic look”, he explained. “The 90s by way of Linda Evangelista in Italian Vogue and Madonna’s ‘SEX’ book,” was the basic inspiration of this sexpot look.  A palette of browns and nudes were used to sculpt and dramatize the features for a supermodel-like impact.

Kabuki putting the finishing touches on a look
The skin starts off with Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation and blended into hydrated skin to even and tone, while Studio Finish SPF 15 Concealer is blended around the eyes to heighten the look for the skin. Finished with a tan blush color named MAC Pro Bone Beige Sculpting Power, the skin is contoured to create angles and give the cheeks dimension. The eyes are the stronghold of this look. Pale lids painted with Bare Canvas Paint are defined with a brown pencil named Coffee to contour the crease. The color is applied through the creases and blended with Wedge eyeshadow to soften and elongate the eye. Next, the eyes are applied with Boot Black Liquid Liner to lift and separate the upper and lower lashes. To finish the eyes, short spiky lashes with wing tips need to be created. The 12 lash is trimmed and layered over the 7 lash creating a sultry look and dramatizing the aerodynamic effect to the eyes. Brows are filled in with Brunette Luxe Brown Powder Pencil, a light beige powder, and blended through the brows with a small angled brush to sculpt. The lips are edged with a fine line of Spice Pencil to define the lips and filled in with Posh Tone Mineralize Lipstick, a warm nude shade slightly paler shade in the center to give the illusion of a fuller pout. The look is a very sultry, old school quality about it. The eye would be great for going out for a night on the town…. just make sure to only keep the eyes the focus and create as clean as a canvas as you can. Any more risks the chance of looking dated.
Caviar, crystal covered and over-sized shark nails!


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Hair kept in with the theme as well by keeping the top teased and high while smooth all the way down. Moroccan Oil kept the hair looking fresh with a spritz of hairspray and ever so slightly, curling the ends. The roots of the hair with kept concealed by a thick latex headband that covered both the front and all of the ears.

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: Second City Style

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