"They're athletes, so it's clean," said key makeup artist Lottie of the fresh-faced look. "Some are wearing Aqua Black eyeliner tight to the lashes, but we're focusing on the skin." For a sweat-proof finish, Lottie applied Make Up For Ever HD Foundation to the face and body. Hair was similarly athletic, with John Barrett Salon hairstylist Mahogany creating individualized ponytails and braids for each athlete. "They're all sporty and trendy styles," she explained, "but they still allow you to move." Consider it a real-life beauty look created for a larger-than-life superstar.
Mara Hoffman is known for her global aesthetic, and this time around she took her models on a trip to the desert (figuratively, of course). And to achieve the effect, Make Up For Ever's Lottie created a sun-kissed glow with metallic highlights. It's a look that just about anyone can wear, so come for a ride backstage with us to see how it was all put together. You'll find there's nothing dry about this desert-inspired beauty look.
Photo: Roger Kisby
Mara Hoffman is known for her colorful printed swimwear. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 show in Miami, models walked the runway in beauty looks to complement the designer's global-chic aesthetic. Tousled, double-braided hairstyles, darkly lined eyes, and bright orange forehead markings made for a striking combination.
Tresemmé stylist Elsa Canedo first spritzed on the brand's Curl Activator Spray. Once dry, Canedo used a curling iron all over and let hair set. Next, she backcombed to create a purposely undone effect, using Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for texture. Hair was then parted down the middle; each side formed into French braids that cascaded down into fishtails toward the end.
Make Up For Ever makeup artist Lottie began by applying the brand's HD Invisible Cover foundation on models' skin. Cheeks got a flush with Microfinish blush and Mat Bronze, while their foreheads received a smudge of Wet Make-Up in neon orange. "It's a mixture between a blessing and a tribal marking," explained Lottie. "For the rest of the face, we used black eyeliner [Kohl pencil in #1K] and then a clear, milky-colored gloss [Glossy Full Couleur in #10]."