Showing posts with label Alexander Wang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander Wang. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2017

NARS Backstage Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Creatures of the Wind AW17



“The look is inspired by a woman who is full of confidence. She's the woman who walks into a room and is instantly noticed. She's not afraid of anything.” -Diane Kendal using NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (New for Fall 2017, for now try Velvet Matte Skin Tint), Soft Matte Complete Concealer

EYES: Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, Black Moon Velvet Eyeliner, Audacious Mascara

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Rosebud Salve



           
“This season’s look has a very handsome kind of masculine beauty. The shape of the brows is a modern take on Marlene Dietrich’s signature look.” -Mark Carrasquillo using NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Soft Matte Complete Concealer

BROWS: Bali Matte Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Matte Eyeshadow, Audacious Mascara

LIPS: Rosebud Salve

All products, except where noted, are currently available at NARS!


Monday, September 12, 2016

NARS Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Novis SS17



“The beauty inspiration is surfer, beach girl. It's that look and natural color that someone gets if their skin has been kissed by the Sun.” -Diane Kendal


  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream,
  • Sheer Glow Foundation, Stick Concealer
  • CHEEKS: Cappadoce Matte Multiple, Altai Matte Multiple, Vientiane Matte Multiple,
  • Portofino Multiple
  • LIPS: Stick Concealer



 Novis SS17


          
“The designers and I decided to bring an element of color to the look that would make a statement without being overpowering. Burnished glossy golden-orange eyes against nude luminous skin and lips complement the collection's bold color blocking, geometric floral prints and soft feminine silhouettes.” -Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist



  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Stick Concealer), Sheer Glow Foundation, All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, Soft Velvet Loose Powder
  • CHEEKS: South Beach Multiple, 413 BLKR Illuminator, Hot Sand Illuminator (for deeper skin tones), Jubilation Dual-Intensity Blush
  • EYES: South Beach Multiple, Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Triple X Lip Gloss
  • BROWS: Brow Gel, Brow Defining Cream
  • LIPS: Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Istria Lip Gloss

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Alexander Wang AW16 NARS Beauty Report



Inspiration For Alexander Wang AW16: “New youth culture’s take on high fashion - everything is very individual and personal.” -Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, Sheer Glow Foundation,
Stick Concealer, Pressed Powder

CHEEKS: Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil with Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

EYES: Dark Angel Velvet Shadow Stick, Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick

LIPS: Stick Concealer, Triple X Lip Gloss




All products are available at NARS

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Redken NYFW Report Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham


To celebrate Alexander Wang’s 10th anniversary show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido enhanced each model’s individual personality with custom cuts, proving that there isn’t just one idea of beauty in today’s world.

“There’s really not one singular idea of beauty anymore, which is great and liberating. It’s all about bringing out your personality and adding little nuances here and there that really make a look feel more special and unique. Alex very much wanted to emphasize the realness – almost like the girls just walked off the street onto the runway in their own clothes.”

Each girl is really being left as she is. I cut a lot of the girls’ hair, not all of them, but you really wouldn’t know because many of them are new and you might not even know what they like looked like before. Some of the girls got layers, or an extreme bang or fringe, all things that are a bit more masculine to bring out more of a boyish quality, which creates a super cool feeling overall. After the cut, I just emphasized each girl’s texture with Redken’s wind blown 05 – it gives it a little volume and texture and lifts the roots and a little natural, downtown feeling, which is very much the Alexander Wang girl. Although all of the looks are different, they all really go together and create a cohesive feeling on the runway.” – Guido

GET THE LOOK:

1. Start with clean hair by washing with Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Use fingers to create a natural part and then allow hair to air dry.

3. Liberally spray Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over  to enhance your hair’s natural texture, until desired effect is achieved.


Show: VictoriaBeckham SS2016 NYFW

Perfect for the everyday woman and the Victoria Beckham Spring/Sumer 2015 runway, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a sophisticated, simple style full of glamour and shine.

"Victoria is a very modern designer and she likes a very simple, easy sophisticated look. It’s very soft and pretty, but quite modern, without any specific references. First, I created a natural off-center part with my fingers so there’s an ease to it. Then, I blow-dried the hair with Redken’s satinwear 02 to get this great, smooth texture, and then twisted it back into a low bun, so that when you let it down it has this beautiful, natural movement with control around the head shape. Then, I just tucked the hair behind the ears and applied Redken’s new glow dry throughout the length to put a little bit of shine in the hair and get rid of any fly-aways. It’s a look that’s very easy for women to recreate themselves, which is what we’re seeing a lot on the runway in general and is very appealing for the everyday woman." – Guido

GET THE LOOK:

1. Spray Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.

2.  Apply a nickel-size amount of Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion all over hair, focusing on the roots.

3. Create an off-center part with fingers and then blow-dry hair smooth.

4. Gather the length of the hair and twist into a loose, low chignon, securing with hairpins.

5. Allow hair to set in the chignon for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and then let down.

6. Apply 4 – 5 pumps of Redken glow dry style-enhancing blow-dry lotion throughout the length of the hair to add an instant shiny finish.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

NARS Beauty Report Alexander Wang SS16

SHOW: Alexander Wang SS ‘16

LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics


LOOK: “For this collection, Alex wanted to go back to the feeling and style of when he started, which was quite street.  The beauty is raw, the girls are meant to kind of look as they are, with a little bit of grooming but nothing ‘done’.” 

FACE
NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream

BROWS
Lightly groomed and brushed up


All products, except where noted, available at NARS.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Redken NYFW Alexander Wang A/W15 Recap


Photos by Lucas Flores Piran

Show: Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2015

Lead Stylist: Guido, Redken Global Creative Director

Taking inspiration from rock-and-roll legend Marilyn Manson, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a dark, downtown look for the runway at Alexander Wang this season. Using Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray in unconventional ways, Guido created a wet-looking, gothic style to go with the darkness of the designer’s new collection.

 “The Alexander Wang girl always has a very cool, urban, downtown look. This season, it’s meant to feel very heavy, rock-and-roll and sort of dark – it’s very Marilyn Manson-feeling. I used Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Forceful 23 hairspray to achieve a very greasy, kind of stringy and shiny look. I drenched the hair, section by section, with the Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist so it feels very lank. Then, I just parted it so the ears stick out and teased the crown a bit to add some shape, locking it in with Forceful 23. A lot of the girls have their own hair, and each is slightly different. The more individual the girls look for this show, the better.” ~Guido, Redken Global Creative Director

Redken Products Used: diamond oil high shine airy mist, forceful 23 super strength hairspray

Create the Look:

Step 1: Section by section, coat dry hair with Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist from roots to tips until hair is very shiny and wet-looking

Step 2: Take small sections of hair and twist the ends, spraying with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to create chunky texture

Step 3: Part hair with fingers, pulling pieces down in front of the face and around the ears so they stick out

Step 4: Tease hair at the crown to create some form and height, and spray thoroughly with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to hold the shape

Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.



NARS Beauty Report Backstage At Alexander Wang AW15


SHOW: ALEXANDER WANG AW’15

LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics

LOOK: “The inspiration is heavy metal rock - think Kiss. The look has a very gothic rock-and-roll feel.”


Create The Exclusive Look:

SKIN   
  • NARSskin Aqua Gel Oil-Free Moisturizer
  • NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream

COMPLEXION
  • Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Radiant Creamy Concealer

BROWS
  • Brow Perfector
  • Brow Gel

EYES  
  • Aigle Noir Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Fall 2015, for now try Night Clubbing Night Series Eyeliner)
  • Transvaal Eye Paint
  • Bellissima Duo Eyeshadow
  • Vientiane Matte Multiple


All products, except where noted, are available online at NARS!




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Alexander Wang SS15 Backstage with NARS and Diane Kendal



NARS created the look for the Alexander Wang SS15 runway show

SHOW: Alexander Wang SS ‘15

LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics

LOOK: “Strong and energetic -- the look is clean with moisturized skin, paired with accentuated highlighting and contouring to bring out the strength of the girl’s features.”


FACE
  • NARSSkin Luminous Moisture Cream
  • NARSSkin Optimal Brightening Concentrate
  • Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Sheer Glow Foundation

CHEEKS
  • Cappadoce Matte Multiple
  • Left side of Craving Dual-Intensity Blush (New for Spring 2015; for now try Copacabana Multiple)

EYES
  • Via Appia Larger Than Life® Long-wear Eyeliner
  • Iskandar Eye Paint
  • Cappadoce Matte Multiple layered with South Beach Multiple



All products, except where noted, available at NARS!