Hair,Makeup and Nails at L.A.M.B. Show



From MissWhoeverYouAre Blog:

The look for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. show was “tribal mixed in with a bit of glam punk” as told to me by Charlotte Willer. Willer is Maybelline’s New York Global Makeup Artist and was responsible for many of the looks created by Maybelline this past fashion week. This was a fun and daring take at the cat eye (a personal fave of mine) by extending the lower lash line and using beautiful shades of gold to make the look stand out.

Charlotte Willer working backstage at L.A.M.B.
The model’s faces were prepped with Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation and topped with powder a shade darker than their original skin tone (she used Maybelline’s Mineral Power Finishing Veil Powder). Using Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eye Shadow in Give me Gold, she blended the bright yellow gold eyeshadow over the entire lid then used the copper shade in the crease and extended to the outer corner for the wing. With a white gold shadow, Willer highlighted the inner corners of the eyes, brow bone and cheeks. The look was finished off with Line Express Eyeliner in Ebony Black on the lower lash line and Maybelline’s Falsies Mascara.

As for lips, she used Shine Sensation lip gloss in Tempting Toffee lip gloss. Some models, however, were chosen to wear a deep red lipstick- also by Maybelline- called Red Revival (part of their Color Sensational line).

Angi Wingle, for CND, created a custom blend for L.A.M.B. which they called “Van Gogh-blue”. Wingle described it as “somewhere in between a midnight blue and a royal blue”. As a base Wingle and the CND team, used Speedy Top Coat because it sheered out Inkwell- a heavily pigmented black blue used on the nail. Next she added Anchor Blue and a little bit of Studio White to brighten it up. “The look dried really quickly because of Speedy and has a high shine,” said Wingle that matched the bold, African-inspired tribal prints Stefani used in her Spring 2011 collection.

Hair continued on with the tribal theme, with large braids wrapped around messy updo’s crafted by Danilo. Clip in extensions- colored by the new ammonia-free Inoa color by L’Oreal Professionnel- were used to add volume near the front of the face. Danilo divided hair into three sections that then made one long braid. Using Density Spray (by L’Oreal), he worked it through the extensions and swept hair into an asymmetrical ponytail on the back of the head. Pins were placed artfully throughout the hair to finish off the look.

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