Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2012 show, the hair and makeup look was “Femme Fatale”.  Read on to get the details…

Hair was by Ted Gibson and reflected a “modified Gibson Girl”.  Ted wanted the look to reflect “couture masculinity.” “ I wanted the hair to be very masculine and strong with the deep side part and slicked back look, keeping the hair close to the head. The bun has a strong look to it as well because I’ve shaped it more triangular as opposed to the soft round bun everyone is used to. I also wanted the look to have a brilliant shine, for it to look almost like glass.”

To create the look, Ted first parted the hair with a deep side part, then flat ironed it straight. Next, liberally apply Ted Gibson Tame It Lotion to the hair while brushing it back into a secure pony tail with an elastic at the nape of the neck. Twist hair tightly then wrap hair triangularly around the elastic. Secure with pins.

Makeup was done by lead artist Romero Jennings for MAC Cosmetics, who created a “power eye”, drawing inspiration from The Artist film.  The look was a big, bold smoky eye–it was gorgeous!  To get the look, MAC Smolder line was applied at the waterline and to the outiside of the eye and blended out.  The line should be big and bold before blending out. Romero said the line should be at least the width of the brush.

Next, blend the shadow up into crease and then brush out into an almond shape.  Fill in the outer corner of eye with Saddle eyeshadow, then press a shimmer pigment into the center of lid to highlight. Finish the eye with lots of False Lashes Mascara.

Overall, the hair and makeup at Carmen Marc Valvo was a sophisticated look that could be adapted for a special evening out.  Would you try it? Let me know in the comments!

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