Fashion Week Spring 2011 Beauty: Lela Rose

It was all about Peruvian glam backstage at Lela Rose. Beauty was sponsored by Ted Gibson, Arcona, and Stila for Beauty.com. Here, the beauty breakdown:

First, I hit up my mane man Ted Gibson who was fashioning a pretty glamazing big fat side braid on a model when I walked in. “The collection was inspired by roping and textures, so I thought a textured braid would compliment that nicely,” explained Ted. To achieve the look, he applied a cocktail mixing his Tame It and Fix It to texture the hair. Then, he scrunched it at the scalp for fullness. I fought off visions of myself establishing residency in the bathroom at my parents’ house with my Aussie Sprunch Spray to emerge with huge hair smelling of grapes. His look turned out much better than mine did, obv. He then started at the nape and made a side-braid, bringing it to the front of the shoulder Malibu Barbie-style. Ideally, the braid was to extend to the bra strap, so gals with shorter hair were fitted with some extensions. The romantic look was finished off with Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray.

Sarah brought straws so that the models wouldn’t muss up those lips!

Sarah Lucero for Stila, one of my fave makeup gals, designed the makeup concept for Lela Rose. Once again, it was beauty opposite day: Sarah created the lip look using a bright orange eye shadow. Eye implements on lips! Wonders never cease. She mixed the shadow (the shade is Mimosa, don’t be put off by how vibrant it looks in the pan) with Stila Convertible Color in Gladiola plus Stila Long Wear Lipcolor in Outrageous for a rich, velvet lip. Skin was left clean with the help of Arcona products used to prime it. Stila’s new Prime Pots were used on eyes for a neutral touch of color followed by a veritable gallon of mascara on the top and bottom lashes. Sarah loves her some mascara. Said Sarah, “It’s clean, crisp and minimal!”

Lastly, nails were painted with two coats of Deborah Lippman polish in Pretty Young Thing, a sherbet-like peach. Said Deborah (who looked super sleek thanks to a new workout regimen, “It goes with the old world Peruvian theme of the clothing, which incorporate tulle and embroidery.” The effect was a soft creamsicle neon, if that makes sense. Deborah explained that its yellow undertone makes it more wearable for a variety of skin tones.

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