Get The Illuminated Look Seen By Veil Cosmetics

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Backstage at the Diego Binetti SS ‘13 show, models were looking illuminated and ethereal in a peachy-pink smoky eye and glowing skin created by celebrity makeup artist Sebastien Tardif. Sebastien said he wanted the look to resemble “mermaids emerging from the fresh sea: illuminated, refreshed and glowing,” to complement Diego Binetti’s delicate and hand-painted SS ’13 collection.


Using Veil Cosmetics, Sebastien created a “lit from within,” even complexion with Veil Cosmetics’ star product, Illuminating Complexion Fix, $39, He then saturated the eyes with “a wash of pink cosmos punctuated by a punch of coral and softly defined with a neutral brown shadow.” The eye color was complemented with strong brows and a “pale, rose-gold, neutral, matte lip.” The look can be adapted to different skin tones by intensifying the color and using a cherry stain on the lips.


Get this look at home with these step-by-step instructions:


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1.      Begin by spraying skin with a refreshing mist to prep the complexion.

2.      To achieve a dewy look, no powder is necessary. Start with a color base to create evenness of tone.

3.      Next, use Illuminating Complexion Fix where needed to create a smooth, flawless appearance and a subtle glow.

4.      For the eyes, use a smudge- and crease-proof eye shadow in a coral tone. Blend a lighter shade into the brow bone and add highlighter in the inner corners. Let the coral extend past the eye, around and underneath for a dramatic look. Finish by adding subtle, brown mascara to the top lashes and a clear gel formula to define the brows.

5.      To emphasize the smoky eye, add a touch of peachy bronze blush to the apple of the cheek.

6.      Finish with a matte, nude lip that almost disappears into the skin and makes the coral pop!

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It’s The Cool Girl Look For Hair At DKNY


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The Look:  New York Cool City Girls

The hair look at the S/S ’13 DKNY was youthful and natural looking but with a definite sense of direction.  “The DKNY S/S ’13 collection was based on the ultimate DKNY girl’s lifestyle, with every aspect of her day catered for, from swimwear to outer-wear, so it stands to reason that the hair reflects this direction.   I wanted to create a hairstyle that gave a sense of unity to the look and give a relaxed, lifestyle feeling. I felt it important to give a sense of life and movement to the hair and play on how the light reflects on textures, so I created a subtle multi textured effect on the hair” said Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Care & Styling, Wella Professionals.


These subtle different textures were brought to life with a smooth clean fresh finish to the front of the hair which was swept  low from a side parting and was tucked behind the ear, to a more textured ‘Californian sunned’ look to the back and lower part of the hair.  The overall result was of a young, relaxed feeling which was not forced or contrived yet was definitely done with deliberate intention.


Get the Look:

·         Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.

·         Roughly dry the hair using your hands.  Then create a low side parting and section off the hair from the parting to the crown.

·         Section off hair and blow dry each section perfectly straight using a round brush to create a smooth sleek finish.  Apply tension with the brush at the roots and loosen the tension as you dry to the ends of the hair.

·         Once this section is dry and smooth, sweep the hair down low over the forehead and secure behind the ear with a hair grip.

·         Pull some of the hair forward over the ear to give a less polished feel to the look.

·         Pull the hair on both sides towards the back of the head and twist in to a rope – spray with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, then  while holding the hair in a tight twisted rope apply heat with a diffuser till the hair is bone dry.

·         For extra effect, pin the rope up until you are ready to reveal the hair. Once the rope of hair is released, the hair will have a natural tousled effect to it.

·         Finally, for added texture, once the hair is loose push the hair upwards against the natural grain around the crown of the head to give a textured fly away feel to the hair.

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·         Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner

·         Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray


Follow Eugene Souleiman and Wella Professionals backstage at Fashion week on twitter @WellaHairUSA!