Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Get the Hair and Makeup Look from Mara Hoffman Swim

One of the highlights of Miami Swim was the MaraHoffman collection, which, "celebrates life and spirituality and the hair and make up reflects this ideal," says the press release from the show. "These are women who are not afraid to be strong and feminine all at once and can show their individuality."

For the hair, TRESemmé Stylist Elsa Canedo, the lead stylist for the show, created earthy fishtail braids to match the inspiration. The overall style is meant to have lots of texture and to look effortless without being too polished.  See below for steps on how to recreate the look:

Step 1: Create a middle part and divide hair into sections
Step 2: Prep each section with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray, then curl using a 1" barrel curling iron and pin to the head
Step 3: Once all sections are completed, take out the pins and brush the curls with a paddle brush
Step 4: Flip your head upside down and spray TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo throughout hair for added texture, lightly combing the product through with your fingers
Step 5: Flipping your head upright, divide hair into two sections down the middle of the head, and begin to create two French braids, starting at the top of the head to the base of the neck
Step 6: From the base of the neck, create two fishtails braids, and secure them with clear elastics, leaving some length on the ends loose
Step 7: Lightly rough up hair at the top of the head, pulling a few pieces loose with your fingers, and finish by lightly applying TRESemmé No-Frizz Secret Smoothing Créme in a backwards motion

Make Up For Ever alliance artist, Lottie, key make up artist for the Mara Hoffman show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami created the makeup look with:

Cheeks: The skin was modern with a glowing complexion. Lottie applied MUFE  HD
Invisible Cover Foundation to give the models a flawless canvas. Next, Lottie created beautiful flushed
cheeks using MUFE HD Microfinish Blush and MUFE Mat Bronze.

Eyes: Lottie created a "blessing" like smudge between the eyes using neon orange MUFE Wet Make Up for a strong look. The brows were sculpted straight, almost masculine in shape, and the eyes were lined with heavy black using MUFE Khol Pencil #1K. She also added a thick coat of MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara.

Lips: The lips boasted next to nothing color using MUFE  Glossy Full Couleur #10, a
sheer peach.

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