Backstage Beauty At Monika Chiang F/W 2013 With Lancome | New York Fashion Week

The backstage beauty look at Monika Chiang's F/W '13 presentation was stunning! The makeup was lead by Lancome National Makeup Artists Tarek Abbas, Darais and Alex Sanchez. They went with a dark, sultry eye with unexpected pops of color and dreamy lace accents juxtaposed against a soft, romantic lip. 

The look worked perfectly with Monika's "birds of flight" vision. Below are the products used to get the look:

The Eye: Sophisticated yet moody, with shimmering hints of green and purple blended into a traditional smoky look and hand-applied lace detailing at the outer corners. 

The Face: Matte and light

The Lip: Matte but creamy

The Nail: Asymmetrical French Manicure
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Gold rings applied to ring fingers

The hair was done by celebrity stylist Patrick Melville of Aveeno. He gave the models an Uptown chic faux hawk using a banana clip. First, a lot of teasing was involved. The main products were a light pomade and dry shampoo for texture. According to Melville:

“One of the things I just love about dry shampoo is how versatile it is as a styling tool. For the Monika Chiang show, I applied the Aveeno Dry Shampoo to the root of the hair to create the texture and lift you see at the crown.”

Here are easy to achieve, backstage tips for an at-home faux hawk, a great look for a night out:
  • Wet the hair down with water, add a little volume spray at the root and apply a small amount of styling glaze; blow dry hair with a paddle brush to help create shine
  • Next flat iron hair straight and apply AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL Dry Shampoo to root to create texture and lift; next use a tall comb and tease the root
  • Take a paddle brush and smooth over hair for additional shine, your hair will still have a lot of volume up top
  • Finally, take a banana clip from the back of the head and tie it to create a faux hawk, hair on the side will be sleek where hair on the crown will have volume
  • Tease the hair coming out of the banana clip to create texture, spray a bit more dry shampoo at the end of the hair to create some separation to finish the look   

                    Guest post by Amanda Raye for Beauty in New York City.

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