Inspired by her recent travels to Egypt and Mexico, Mara Hoffman’s 2013 Swim Resort collection oozed bohemian chic.  Daring necklines, vibrant accessories and Hoffman’s signature prints truly brought to life the theme of the collection: “Desert-Outlaw-Gypsies.”  Read on for the backstage beauty details for hair and makeup….

MAKE UP FOR EVER ALLIANCE artist Lottie created a bold, smoky eye with “desert outlaw” flair. Here’s how to recreate the look:

Face: Lottie gave the models a sun kissed glow by mixing MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation with MAKE UP FOR EVER Uplight #22 (love this!) and blended it into the skin. She then gave definition to the face by sculpting with MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Bronze to areas that the sun would naturally hit the face. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow #28E was blended onto temples for a strong pearly beige highlight.

Eyes: Lottie created an intense, smoky metallic eye by layering MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow shades from lightest to darkest, and blending them outward towards the temple. For a deep contour, she used MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow #0E in black on the lid, and then blended MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #172 in satiny black chocolate on top of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Black under the eyes. She added a hint of desert gold by applying MAKE UP FOR EVER Metal Powder #1 in the inner corner of the eye with a small wet brush. To frame the eye, Lottie created statement brows using a mascara wand to fluff the hairs. She filled any empty space along the brow with MAKE UP FOR EVER Brow Pencil. The eye was finished with MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash applied to the upper and lower lashes.

Lips: Lottie applied Aqua Cream #9 for a pretty pop of coral on the lips.

Hair:  Hair was done by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin, who complemented the threads with a creative take on textured tribalism.  The overall look was un-done, voluminous curls balanced by a touch of beach-side glam and leather.

To get the look, start by prepping hair with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo to add volume and texture.  Then, place a deep, exaggerated part down the center of the head, continuing down to the nape. Lightly spritz with Catwalk by TIGI Session Spray Sea Salt for a light pliable hold.  While maintaining the part, begin curling small sections of hair, wrapping around a small curling iron and setting with Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Firm Hold Spray.  Pin to set.

After hair has set, gently brush curls out for added wave and texture. Hold in place with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Spray.  Finish by wrapping small leather pieces around the ends of small groups of hair; 2 in the front and 1 in the back.  To heighten shine,  spray Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray.

I think the hair and makeup look really captures the inspiration for the show, don’t you?


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