Our DaMonica has been working the tents at New York Fashion Week amid sweltering temperatures this weekend. Fittingly, some of the spring 2015 looks she spotted today are inspired by sticky-hot city streets. Her notes and snaps below...
Sweaty Makeup And Baby Hairs At DKNY
The hair muse at DKNY was an African-American-inspired street girl from the '80s and '90s. Wella's Eugene Souleiman used Wella Dry Sculpt Force Flubber Gel and a tint brush to flatten baby hairs onto models' foreheads, finishing with a diffuser and Wella Stay Essential Hairspray to set the look. Zigzag parts and either a low ponytail or pigtail braid completed the look. Short-haired models also wore baby hairs.
The makeup, by Yadim for Maybelline, kept with the hair theme: it mimicked the glistening face of a girl who'd been walking around the steamy streets of NYC. Artists used Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in one shade darker than the natural skin tone; Color Tattoo in Barely Branded as highlighter; Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake (plus some more Color Tattoo) on decolletes; Brow Drama on brows and lashes; and Baby Lips on eyes and lips. Models' necks where spritzed with oil right before showtime.
Messy Ponytails And Cut-Crease Liner Tracy Reese
Tracy Reese collaborated with Bok-Hee for Scunci on these ballet-inspired headbands, each of which was hand-dyed to match the collection's color palette. The front of the hair was neat and structured, to show the model's face, and the back consisted of a messy, textured ponytail tucked into the headband.
For makeup, Daniel Martin for NYX Cosmetics was inspired by the dance techniques of Martha Graham: he wanted to show strength, but also movement and creativity. Cheeks were contoured, lips were done in two tones (for depth), and NYC Cosmetics Curve Liner was applied just above the crease of the eyelids and on the top lash lines.
Ruddy Eyes And Glitter Bomb Nails At Hood by Air
MAC's Fatima Thomas was inspired by extreme elements, extreme attitude, and extreme cold temperatures. She used a mixture of red, deep brown, black, and purple paint sticks all around the eyes, with a burgundy lip liner on the waterline. A combination of red, rich purple, and dark drown paint sticks were used on the cheeks to resemble broken capillaries. Lips were toned to the skin using Pro Longwear Concealer.
Denise Pichardo for LaQa & Co. did a modern take on the French manicure using four colors--silver, copper, navy, and white--topped with matching glitter.
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