Val Garland took a very literal translation of her makeup artist title Tuesday morning at Monique Lhuillier, mixing and blending a painterly smoky eye as the centerpiece of her look. Working with MAC Cosmetics, Garland blended three shades of eye pencil and three shades of eye shadow in hues of burgundy, inky blue and purple, along with a cream base to create a multihued, faceted eye that extended to the brows and thickly rimmed the lower lash line.
Reflector was applied to create a fluid look, a big trend for fall, according to Garland. Foundation was kept to a bare minimum and lips were a soft wash wine stain so as to not overwhelm Garland’s “smoky eye to the max.”
Meanwhile hair stylist Eugene Souleiman, working with GHD, created an elegant, pin-free updo. Souleiman constructed deep, low parts on models, and “sprayed hair to death” with GHD Ultimate Finish Hairspray, flattening the hair to the head. He then twisted hair into a snakelike rope and draped and wrapped it around the head into a rolled-and-combed-back semibob. Hair ends were combed and then sprayed with hair spray repeatedly until they were securely fastened. The look was finished off with luxe, velvet-wrapped, headbandlike pieces around the hair.