Hair and makeup had an ethereal feel at Giles Tuesday.
“The idea was to have an installation on top of the clothes,” said makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo, who was working with MAC Cosmetics. “It’s like the head doesn’t match the body — like it’s floating on top of the clothing.”
Carrasquillo translated that concept into dark eyes using liquid eyeliner, Eye Shadow in Carbon and a double layer of false eyelashes. While cheeks were given a rosy hue with Powder Blush in Swoon, the entire face was dusted with a heavy layer of white powder.
“There’s a spring cheek buried under powder,” Carrasquillo said. Lips were coated in a blend of Lipsticks in Freckletone, Siss and Myth.
“I wanted to create softness and femininity to contrast with the makeup, which is quite hard,” said hairstylist Samantha Hillerby, who was working with Label.M. “I like to keep the hair looking young, fresh and modern, it’s not about a big ’do.”
Hillerby created an airy helmetlike look by first blow-drying hair using Label.M Volume Mousse. Hair from the lower half of the head was secured into a ponytail, while hair from the top of the head was brushed back from the face and pulled over the ponytail. Hillerby then pulled random strands of hair from the coif and finished the look with Label.M Hairspray.
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