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Vera Wang Spring 2010 Backstage Beauty

verawang_makeupartist.jpgOne of my favorites, Vera Wang, did not disappoint for Spring 2010.  Vera found inspiration in Paul Poiret, the French designer some say was the first to “drape” his designs, a new approach that signaled a departure from rigid tailoring. With this in mind, Lucia Pieroni, Color Creator for Clé de Peau Beauté, created her own new approach, developing a boy-like, simple face for each model, that worked perfectly with the clothing and bold jewelry.

“I wanted the models to appear cool and very natural, so I created a super sheer base on the face with eye accents only, of taupe and silver.” Lucia says. “I wanted them to look healthy, but a bit supernatural.”

Beginning with the new Luminizing Enhancer Base ($42,) Lucia created a luminous complexion and evened out skin tone, prior to applying the Refining Fluid Foundation ($118) to provide an even, flawless and radiant finish on skin.

Next, Lucia accented, and extended, the brows utilizing Eyebrow Pencil in #104/Grey ($55) to give a fuller, still polished effect.

To brighten eyes, she used new Satin Eye Color in #11/silver ($45,) with a touch of shade #111/taupe to add definition at the outer corners.

Additionally, Lucia decided to forego the mascara and eyeliner, but utilize Satin Eye Color #104/golden to highlight the browbone and the top of the cheek to add an

ethereal glow.

Lastly, lips were colored to understated perfection, complementing the face without drawing attention. Lucia used new Extra Rich Lipstick in T4 ($65,) a nude shade inspired by tea roses.  Buy Cle De Peau here.

HAIR: Bumble and bumble hairstylist Jimmy Paul created three different looks that had one thing in common — texture and lots of volume.

Soft, fuzzy locks were either up in messy French twists, half up and half down or pulled back tight into chignons. The Sixties-inspired dos also had a lot of height.

To finish the retro look, Paul used Bumble and bumble Surf Spray as well as the brand’s Thickening Spray.



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  1. I am digging the 60’s inspired doos. Bumble and bumble has always been good to me. Since I am terrible with make up, I need to tune in more often. -Cosmetically Challenged in Ohio