By  on February 13, 2013

At the Nanette Lepore show on Wednesday, the look was a strong, powerful face in neutral tones and sculpted, space-inspired hair.

“The inspiration is a trip to Mars,” said hairstylist James Pecis for Bumble and bumble. The stylist created two looks for the show, a dramatic variation of an updo and a ponytail. For the former, he began by brushing the hair into two asymmetrical ponytails. He then saturated each with Thickening Hairspray, twisted them into two “crunchy knots” and pinned them to the top of the head. He left the ends sticking out, and flatironed where needed. For the second style, he pulled the center of hair into a mohawk, fastened at the neck and saturated the sides with Thickening Hairspray.

For the face, makeup artist Max Delorme for MAC Cosmetics perfected the skin with Mineralize Foundation to create a “no-effect, minimum-texture finish.” He brushed blush up along the cheekbone, ending at the temples. To give strength to the eyes, he applied black liner — a shade called Feline — along the very inner part of the lower lid. At the outer corners of the eye, he used a shimmering bronze eye shadow, smudging it for a punk effect. Lips were almost nude, blending with the skin tone, with a dab of shimmer in the center.

“It’s a strong look from far away, but up close there is a softness to it,” said Delorme, who sought with texture and color to create the look.

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