By  on September 9, 2013

With a diverse group of models, Diane von Furstenberg was all about expressing the girl as an individual. Lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, James Kaliardos, created inner beauty, from the inside out. “It’s about taking the makeup back,” said Kaliardos, “but emphasizing everything at the same time.” To achieve the fresh-faced facade, he used an array of sheer shades to work with each skin tone. The face was layered with Charged Water Face & Body Lotion, Mineralized Charged Water Eye Creme and BB Creme to showcase a hydrated canvas. Then, he used Face and Body Foundation to add warmth to the cheeks and hairline. Prep + Primer Translucent Powder was then added to the center of the face and he dabbed Casual Color in Keep It Loose at the top of the cheekbone and temple. “Everything is creamy so we can let the skin shine through,” said Kaliardos. The eyes were kept mostly bare, but had a little black eyeliner drawn on the lash bed and eyelashes were curled up with Haute and Naughty Too Black Mascara. “It’s not about an eye or a lip, its just sort of an overall polishing,” he said. “Peachy pink [tones] are used on the lighter girls and a taupe shade is used for the deeper skinned girls.” Lips were topped with Mineralized Lip Glass in Lovingly Yours on top and a wash of BB Creme was applied on the bottom. “We wanted them to look like they just got back from vacation,” said Kaliardos, “when you feel great, healthy and full of vitamin D.”

Orlando Pita, working with Biosilk, left the hair down with a middle part and created S waves by going over and under with a curling iron throughout. Depending on the hair type, different products were used for each girl. He used the Volumizing Therapy Medium Hold Style Foam and Spray if the model’s hair required a little body. Pita used the Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder if the hair needed added texture. To finish, he applied Biosilk Serum on all the models. “Diane was inspired by the girls who came into the fitting,” said Pita. “No part, with clean, fresh, healthy hair.”

According to the specific skin tone of each girl, Michelle Saunders, working with Essie, used Allure on fair skin and Mademoiselle on dark skin. “We’re going to make an effort to highlight each person’s skin tone with either color,” said Saunders. "It’s a sheer, fresh manicure."

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