If you read my blog for a while, you know that I simply adore budding rose lip color. In fact, I have so many pink lipsticks in my collection that I can’t name just one. In my opinion, pink lip look goes with many outfits and it’s appropriate for many occasions. However, you don’t want to overdo your eye makeup if you pick pink lipstick. Today, I’m partnering with Aveda to take you behind the scenes of Chiara Boni La Petite Robe NYFW show and teach you how to achieve a perfectly pretty pink lips look and a complimenting loose curl hairstyle.
The Makeup: Flower in Bloom
To compliment a colorful collection by Chiara Boni, Aveda Global Artists Director for Makeup Janell Geason was searching for inspiration in flowering blooms. Geason used elegant shades of pinks and oranges on models’ lips, while leaving the rest of the face look radiant and luminous. “The key to the look is bright pop of color on the lips accented with a shine to highlight the fresh and vibrant feel of the clothes,” commented the makeup artist.
Step #1: Great looks start with a flawless base. To create a luminous, fresh skin tone, start with applying Aveda Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF 15 all over your face. It is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that makes your skin glow from the inside while protecting from the sun. Camouflage some of the skin imperfections with Inner Light Concealer; also apply it underneath the eyes and around the nose area. Set the look with a bit of Inner Light Mineral Powder applied by using a powder brush.
Step #2: Since the focal point of this makeup look is lips, keep the eye makeup minimal. Apply a tiny layer of Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Opal on top lash line. Curl lashes with a layer on Mosscara Black Forest mascara.
Step #3: Stick to natural-looking eyebrows. If needed, fill in the brows with Petal Essence Eye Color Trio in Gobi Sands. Janell Geason recommends using the brow brush, but you can also give a try to the angle brush that I personally use all the time.
Step #4: To create a luminous, healthy look, use a bit of apricot blush applied along the cheekbones. For Chiara Boni’s fashion show, Janell Geason used Petal Essence Face Accent Blush in Apricot Whisper followed by a touch of Petal Essence Face Accents in Rose Blossom applied to the apples of the cheeks.
Step #5: The main accent of this look, vivid pink lips, is achieved with the helps of three makeup products. First, use Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Purple Sage to line the lips (don’t forget to blend edges inwards with the help of a lip brush or a cotton swab). Then, fill in lips with Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip color in Wild Fuchsia. Finally, add a touch of Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Sun Kissed Melon to the center of the lips to complete the look.
The Hair: Sleek, Wild Waves
One of my most-viewed Periscope live-casts that I recorded during this NYFW happened backstage at the Chira Boni show. My followers were impressed with a unique technique that Adeva Guest Artist Jon Reyman used to create gorgeous layers of textured hair, accentuated with a sleek 1920s style wave. The hairstylist used playing cards to secure certain parts of model’s hair. He also incorporated stocking caps to secure hair for the upcoming styling!
“The slick waves emulated the look of rose petals, and organically transitioned into free flowing hair that was little wild and natural, like a blooming flower,” said Jon Reyman about the unique hairstyle that he created for Chiara Boni NYFW show. If you are open for experimentations with your hair, I propose to your attention this unique and truly inspiring hairstyle brought to you by Aveda.
Step #1: Start by applying a generous amount of Aveda Thickening Tonic and blow-drying your hair.
Step #2: Part hair down the center. Then, apply a liberal amount of Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel to the crown of the head. This hair product will create a wet appearance required for this look.
Step #3: Form a traditional finger wave on the right side of the head (add hair gel, if needed). Secure the wave with two hair clips. Move toward the left side of the head repeating the same steps.
Step #4: Place a playing card under each clip you used in the step #3. By doing so, you make sure that the hair is staying in place. Once done, place a stocking cap on the top part of the head.
Step #5: While the top is drying, start working on the bottom part of the hair. Using a curling iron (pick 3/4 inch barrel), create loose curls. Once done, comb the hair through and apply a bit of dry shampoo for texture.
Step #6: Remove the cap, clips, and playing cards from the crown of the head. You are all set!
Photo Credit: Aveda Corporation