If you want to know how you can get the best makeup and beauty trends for Spring (without looking like a walking makeup overkill), listen up. Our amazing contributor Avantika (from The Beauty Buff Blog) went backstage for Makeover Momma during New York Fashion Week, and found the best trends of moms to try (straight from the runway!)
Hair: Recine [the Jill Stuart hair stylist] used TIGI’s Catwalk line to create a voluminous, messy “danced-out” look. A girl who’s “75 percent done with her entire night, leaving a club at 4 am” and purposefully not looking perfect or too kempt. Recine went on to say, how the look fits in line perfectly with his beauty philosophy: “there’s nothing perfect about beauty and when you try and perfect beauty, you sacrifice charm”. Umm…wow! Mr. Recine proves to be immensely talented and incredibly enlightened and insightful. (Heidi Montag- I think he’s talking about you).
Recine’s team used TIGI’s brand new Catwalk Your Highness Root Boost (a spray mousse) for texture and chunkiness. They then set and scrunched the hair with a blow dryer, curling some pieces with a wide barrel curling iron haphazardly. The stylists then brushed out some individual sections with a brush and with fingers (for the messy feel) and then finished it with Firm Hold Hairspray. If you’re loving the rocker hair, Recine recommends Root Boost because of its versatility (you can achieve straight, curly, strong or chunky locks with it).
Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury created the “Brigitte Bardot” feline smoky eye look using Jill Stuart makeup [coming to America soon]. First, Tilbury’s team dusted brown eye shadow over the lids and then lined the rims and outer corner with black gel eyeliner. The gel eyeliner was then drawn out at the corner for the sultry cat eye. Finally, lashes were coated with heavy black mascara.
Celebrities flocked backstage before and after the show to mingle. Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg, Jessica Szohr, 90210’s Annalynne McCord, actress Mena Suvari and reality star, Kelly Bensimmon all caught the show and hung out backstage. Michelle Trachtenberg told me she loved “the cat eyes, teased out hair and all the knits”.
So if youâ€™re just able to get out for a romantic dinner or low-key evening of drinks with friends, donâ€™t hesitate to mix it up and add a little attitude to your hair, makeup and dress code.
* Sound Off: Would you ever wear these beauty looks in your day-to-day life?