Hervé Léger never skimps on sexy, and the beauty look for Spring 2014 wasn't any different. For the face, Val Garland for Sephora Pro used Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze Perfect Tan ($49) to create the perfect glow. For the hair, Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble created texturized waves behind a sleek, wet look at the hairline. Watch now, and join us behind the scenes before the models took the runway. And for more on Hérve Léger's look, see our entire gallery.
When James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble tells you that you can style your hair without a hairbrush, you listen. And backstage at Yigal Azrouël's Spring 2014 show, that's exactly what was happening. The ethereal, wispy chignons he was twisting backstage were created by raking the hair back with fingers and matting the hair down at the crown — no brush needed. "It's hard because we're trained to do perfection, and it's hard to break that habit, but I don't want to see any lines," Pecis said. "One of the girls looked too smooth, and it's better when you smash the hair together, so we had to fix her."
Lucia Pica for Kevyn Aucoin focused on the skin for the makeup look. After each model was prepped with a hyperbaric oxygen minifacial, courtesy of Intraceuticals, Pica got to work with the makeup: glossy eyes, luminous skin, and a matte nude lip. The nails were a new take on the French — a nude base with a thin black tip, covered with a matte top coat.
Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, and that fact was never more apparent than at Jen Kao's Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week show. The statement-making long, straight hair was reminiscent of the '70s but also reminiscent of the three Afghan Hounds that walked with the models. Lead hairstylist James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble braided most of the models' own hair away before adding 24-inch extensions to each of their heads. "It's supposed to exude '70s glamour," he said. "So you've got this long, flawless hair paired with these expensive Afghan Hounds. It's just glamorous and beautiful."
Since the hair was so statement-making, lead makeup artist Yadim for MAC Cosmetics focused on gorgeous, luminous skin. The main attraction was bold brows, which were brushed up and feathered. "It's the feel of modern cool," he said. Manicures were by Morgan Taylor Nail Alliance and were kept natural and nude.
Remember last Spring when you were cruising on a yacht, living the lap of luxury? Well, maybe that wasn't you, but it was the Hervé Léger woman. The Spring 2014 collection was created with a powerful woman in mind, and it was reflected in the hair and makeup.
Val Garland, lead makeup artist for Sephora Pro, harnessed the ideal bronze of Summer using the Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze Perfect Tan ($49). And while each model showcased an illuminated glow, the focus was on the foggy smoky eye. To re-create the look at home, Garland recommends using a black pencil topped with shadow to set.
The two-textured hair was also a vacation-ready style, with a wet look near the hairline and cascading waves in back. Lead hairstylist Laurent Philippon mixed a Bumble and Bumble mousse and gel for just the right amount of hold and shine. Finally, the nails were finished off with a few coats of OPI Barre My Soul ($8). This is one beauty look you can easily pull off between the pool and the disco.
The theme on BCBG Max Azria's Spring 2014 runway? Creating the "ideal" look. The focus was beautiful waves and luminous skin, keeping the models looking cool, effortless, yet put-together. We went backstage before the show to interview Laurent Philippon, lead stylist for Bumble and Bumble, who wrapped the hair around a curling iron to achieve those picture-perfect waves. Lead makeup artist Val Garland for Sephora Pro created an androgynous look and glowing skin, plus contoured the face using Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in darker shades instead of a bronzer.
See all of the BCBG Max Azria runway looks up close with our runway gallery.
"We're striving to create the ideal wave . . . which does not actually exist in nature," quipped Laurent Philippon, lead stylist for Bumble and Bumble, backstage at BCBG Max Azria. And the ideal was the common theme at the brand's Spring 2014 show, where stylists and makeup artists strove to create the ideal BCBG girl who's cool, effortless, yet put-together. The waves were achieved by looping each section around the barrel of the iron halfway at the top, middle, and ends.
Lead makeup artist Val Garland for Sephora Pro focused on an androgynous look that focused on luminous skin. To create the envy-inducing contour, Garland used Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation ($46) in a few shades darker that the models' skin tone instead of the typical bronzer. The final look was light, angelic, and easy to do at home — the ideal look for Spring. Be sure to check out POPSUGAR Fashion's BCBG runway coverage.
We're seeing lots of graphic eyeliner this season, and the models at Karen Walker's Fall 2013 show had big, bold, and colorful winged eye makeup. The vibrant eyes were paired with a grunge-inspired hairstyle and black matte nails.
The look: Bright makeup with tousled hair and low ponytails.
The inspiration: Siouxsie Sioux.
Color scheme: The green and orange eye makeup was inspired by shoes from the collection.
Makeup: Lead makeup artist Benjamin Puckey for MAC drew upon Siouxsie Sioux of the English punk rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees for inspiration for the vibrant eye makeup. The orange and green liners were created using MAC pigments and were painted on the lids using a fine lining brush. Brows were bleached with hydrogen peroxide, and the face was kept bare with a little foundation to make the color on the eyes really stand out.
Hair: Of the textured hair, lead stylist Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble explained, "What we're doing is a little bit of a grunge revival." All the girls had their hair diffused to bring out their natural texture, and then their strands were set in loose braids to hold the look until they went out on the runway. He layered Bumble and Bumble's Prep and Surf Spray to get the natural-looking texture.
Nails: Nail artist Joaney Black for OPI created the punk-rock-esque manicure. She started off with Black Onyx and finished with a matte top coat for the ultimate in cool-girl style.
The effortless hair and makeup at BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 show was a casual-cool look any girl can pull off. The whole collection was inspired by Istanbul, which translated to a sexy mix of downtown cool with a little Middle Eastern influence for both the hair, by Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon, and makeup, by Val Garland for Sephora Pro.
The look: Bronzed skin, smoky eyes, and sideswept hair topped with a hat.
The inspiration: Grunge meets Istanbul.
The color scheme: Browns and neutral tones.
New York Fashion Week is here! Leading up to the big day, many designers are busy testing their Fall 2013 runway beauty looks. BCBG Max Azria let us take a peek at their beauty test, where cool girl Kate Moss served as inspiration. For the runway, models were adorned in beanies with lightly glazed terracotta lips and a soft smoky eye, creating a natural, subtle look. Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon describes the hair as being made to look as if "she had been traveling." One key to getting a smoky eye at home without too much effort? "Use a pencil," says makeup artist Val Garland.