Beauty backstage at Vivienne Tam was inspired by punk culture.
Hair, styled by Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé, was meant to nod to the Eighties New Wave movement in a “modern, feminine” way. Syfu created the updo by first applying TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Mousse through the roots and blowing dry with a Mason Pearson brush, pulling hair back gently to create a flat, clean hairline. She then sprayed 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray around the hairline and pulled hair into a ponytail just below the crown. Next, she applied the brand’s Keratin Smooth Serum throughout the ponytail and twisted it upwards, securing with pins along the way. The look was held in place with an elastic at the top and the ends of hair were flat-ironed for a “choppy effect” and left to fall freely in front of the face. “An easy way to achieve faux fringe is by creating a simple top knot and leaving the ends out, swept across the forehead,” said Syfu.
“This gives the illusion of fringe so girls can experiment with bangs without having to pick up scissors.” When asked what has been inspiring to her in 2013, Syfu said, “I love the fact that I haven’t picked up a curling iron yet this season. I want to step away from waves and I’m being inspired by sleeker styles. The look is a little disheveled, but it’s more about using a flat iron to create textured styles that are still polished. Where I live in Brooklyn, I’m seeing girls embrace natural texture and straighter styles.”
Makeup, done by Maud Laceppe, for MAC, had a “Nineties, sophisticated punk-chic” feel, she said. On skin, Laceppe applied Pro Longwear Concealer Face & Body with a foundation brush and blended it with her fingers until skin looked “perfect.” Eyelids were coated in Pearl and Shell Cream Colour Base with fingers and extended to lips and nose for highlights. Taupe blush was used on cheekbones and blended into the apples of the cheek. Mineralize in Soft and Gentle was applied all over the face and ears as a setting powder.