Backstage at the Etro Fall Winter 2016 2017 Fashion Show in Milan we talked to Mark Carrasquillo, internationally famous Makeup Artist. Mark Carrasquillo – together with the MAC team – was in charge of the make up looks for this show. This is what he told us.
Check out the video interview and/or read the interview below. Carrasquillo provides us with useful tips. Copy the look!
Mark Carrasquillo: We are doing a really natural brow, as clean as possible skin and a bronzy healthy cheek and then I powder over it so it buries the bronzer a little bit under the powder and then hopefully it is going to look like a real skin, like the girl is a little bit flushed and real.
I want the girls to look real, like they are partying and dancing. It is really real-girl make-up. I can’t say anything else about it. It is what girls do. They make themselves feel pretty. They put some mascara and some eyeliner. They want to have fun. It is not conceptual at all. It is real, it like your sister’s make-up, your make-up.
We asked James Pecis, world famous hair stylist, to explain the hair looks for the Costume National Fall 2016 Show in Milan. A very interesting hair look, not so easy to copy at home but not impossible either. Follow his instructions, and copy the look!
Eugene Souleiman, one the best hair stylists in the fashion world, talked to us and explained the hair styles he created for the Vivienne Westwood Men’s Show in Milano (AW 2016 2017). Enjoy the video interview (or read the interview below) and copy the look.
We are backstage at Vivienne Westwood. I wanted to create quite a raw, quite a textured kind of feeling to the hair, almost the feeling of if someone was in the dessert, the hair would be worn out by the wind, by nature, by the forces. Something really quite raw, and cool looking. Whatever that means…
There is a lot of texture in the collection, a lot of color. And there is the make-up actually which is quite unusual. I really the idea of it. It is like eyelashes, fake eyelashes, and also nails. So I wanted to do something more masculine, more tough, more raw, just to play with the contrast, and the textures in the collection.
So my look is very beautiful, and very broken and very cool. It has nothing to do with looking perfect or like in the saloon. I have been using a lot of products in the hair. To start off I really wanted to bomb the texture of the models’ hair up. Like it is more of what it was, make it more chaotic, make it more angry also. And tougher.
We sprayed a leave-in conditioner by System Professional Wella on the roots of the hair just to give it that three-, four-day old kind of unwashed feeling where the roots are shiny, but not too shiny, a kind of satin shine, and it feels a kind of dirty. Afterwards we sprayed a product called ‘Sugar Lift’ [Wella Professionals] that gives you the feeling of bleached hair. When you touch bleached hair, and you move it, it stays exactly where you put it. That is what we did.
We threw the comb away, we threw the blow dryer away, we threw the brush away. It is something more angrier, rawer, cooler. All the guys have very different lengths of hair. Some guys have very short hair, some guys have long, kind of cave man hair, which we make it look even more like a cave man.
So really, it is about the hands, massaging the hair, loosening it up, and just generally give the guys the feeling like they could be in a band, and they have been performing and are now off-stage. That is the real feeling.
For me, being English, Westwood is someone who I have grown up with, she is someone who is part of my culture. I can always remember buying my clothes at the time. They were the first designer clothes that I ever bought, and I still love them and I still wear them.
So I really like the sensibility of the Westwood world. I get it all. For me it is an honor to do this show. And I really wanted to do something that looks super, great. I think this looks really well with the collection and everyone seems very happy with it, and I think for me it is really about stepping back a little bit and just doing something that is appropriate. And this to me feels very right.
We met Eamonn Hughes, Hair Stylist, backstage at the Dsquared Fall Winter 2016 2017 Show in Milano. The hair look is inspired by the Dsquared collection, so it is a Punk-Manga hair look our readers should keep in mind because it could become a trend for the next season.
Watch the video or read the interview below:
Eamonn Hughes: ‘The Dsquared2 FW 2016 2017 Fashion Show is kind of a Asian inspired. It is a kind of mangary boy, kind of punky but clean. So there are elements of punk in it. Some boys have shaped sides to the head, and some boys have kind of preppy, looking-clean swept-back hair. It is kind of a contradiction.‘
How to create this look? Which products did you use?
‘We use L’Oreal Mousse to first get the shape. We dried the hair and for a lot of boys we used the net to compress the hair to get the silhouette small. Then we used a product called Sumo Wax from Bumble and Bumble and a product called ‘Magic Move’ from Japan.‘
Do we see a trend here?
‘I think so. I think we definitely move towards groomed hair, groomed hair with a punk edge.‘
So the haircuts are getter longer this season?
‘I don’t know. A lot of boys had their hair cut this season. Last season there was a lot of boys was long hair, shoulder long hair, but this season I finding most of the boys with shorter and cleaner hair.‘
Bright pink is the must-color for spring summer 2016. Make-up artist Lottie tells us more about it. Watch the video and/or read the interview with Lottie and try it out yourself!
‘Today we did a graphic pink eye, two times. So we have a lighter pink underneath the eyes and a sort of fuchsia pink on the top. The clothes are very beautiful. Beautiful and relaxed. So we wanted something that was going to be a little vibrant and a new balance with the neutral palette which is in the show.‘
What did you use for the skin?
‘Our sponsor today is Orlane Paris which is an amazing skin line. We used their Orlane moisturizer [Orlane Super-Moisturizing Light Cream]. So that is why they all are very glowy. And the foundation is also Orlane Paris [Teint Absolu Treatment Foundation]. It is really nice because it still looks like skin. Everyone looks perfect. They have a nice glow.‘
On the cheeks?
On the cheeks we used Anastasia Beverly Hills. It is actually a contour color. And we used Warm Coral.
It this look going to be a trend for next summer?
I hope so. Everybody likes to use color in the summer.
In this video interview Terry Barber, top make-up artist M.A.C, tells us how to create a super chic make-up look:
‘We are doing a color eyeliner, like a bright blue and a bright green, but we don’t want it to look like the 1980 s so we created this really super modern kind of cyber punk shape, very graphic, very square, coming of the corner of the eye. It is not a classic feline flick, it not 1950s.’
‘She is a modern woman, the rest of the face is very minimal. She doesn’t like to wear too much make-up. She likes one accent. So we have done this superskin with M.A.C. Strobecream. It almost looks like she coming out the gym of the spa. This is a woman who enjoys individual style. She is very chic, she likes one element in her make-up but that element be really interesting.’
What can you ‘normal girls’ take from this look?
‘Focus on your skin more than anything. Transparent with a healthy shine and a beautiful glow all-over and then just choose one element. It is very the philosophy of Coco Chanel who always said: ‘Never over accessorize. Always take one accessory off.‘ So it is just one little detail. That is chic.’
Backstage at the Cristiano Burani SS2016 fashion show we interviewed Jabe, make-up artist. Jabe explained us the make-up techniques and textures he used for the gorgeous make-up look he created.
‘For this catwalk show [Cristiano Burani] I wanted a really fresh girl with a Woodstock feeling, a girl that loves to be outside.’
‘So I put some color on the cheeks, really transparent, and I played with only texture, really smooth and transparent for which I used products of Clinique. So I created a really shiny skin. I didn’t use powder at all. Only a little bit of concealer and a little bit of foundation to cover up little imperfections.’
‘For the cheeks and lips I used Chubby Stick [Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Clinique]. This product is very transparent but gives the skin color at the same time. I like the effect of the lips. In French we say ‘lèvres mordues’ (bitten lips), when the lips show just a little bit of color. It looks really fresh.’
‘The eyebrows are really important. As a texture I used only eye shadow of Clinique, and it is a mix between two browns, to create the perfect color for each girl. So I drew the eyebrow but the texture is really smooth so the balance is really good.’
‘And then I put a touch of black mascara on the top lashes. On the eyelid itself I created a ‘cloud’ of blue. Here I played with three different blues: a light blue, a green blue and a dark blue, and depending on the skin tone of the girl and her outfit I mixed the right tone of blue. And so it looks like a cloud of color on the eyes.’
‘A product I am really crazy about this season is Smart Treatment Oil of Clinique. It is perfect to highlight the skin. I put it on the cheekbones, on the lips and just a touch in the inner corner of the eyes. It is like a touch of light, a kind of romantic. So the skin is very tender but the look is strong.’
‘The skin is everything is season. It is like a canvas. So we have to be careful and we have to play with some different products to respect the skin texture.’
Eugene Souleiman is not just a hair stylist, he is an artist. And a very elegant, polite, sweet person. Every season we meet him and interview him at the Antonio Marras shows, and so we did also for the Spring Summer 2016 collection. A great hair look, and Eugene’s tips and advice to copy this look. Good luck :-)
This is what Eugene told us:
‘I love doing Antonio’s shows and I understand his artisanal ability so I tried to do something more artisanal with the hair too. Something artisanal, something more playful, something very delicate, ornate and precious, but not precious in a uptight serious way, but precious in a very delicate loving gentile way.’
‘The inspiration for me came from Patricia, Antonio’s wife, because she always has interesting beautiful hairstyles. I tried to combine her look with a lot of Renaissance paintings and sculptors from Italy.’
‘So we have very beautiful ornate braids that look very cute and quirky. Very simple. There are no products in the braids, so the hair feels very light. It is soft and light and beautiful. My two daughters love hair like this. It is very playful and light, but at the same time very gorgeous.’
Backstage at the Salvatore Ferragamo ss2016 Show we met and interviewed Diane Kendal. Diane was the key makeup artist and was heading the M.A.C team backstage at the Show. Listen and learn how to copy this simple and elegant makeup look.
This season for Ferragamo we are making the girls a very fresh base with two colors, grease paints [M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye in the colors ‘On My Watchlist’ and ‘Back in the Swing’] mixed on the contour of the eye, brushed up to the eyebrow. And then we are putting Tenderling Blush right over the lid and up to the browbone too, giving a very strong, defined look to the eye. But it is all very blended so there is no hard lines, with curling lashes.
Tenderling Blush we are just putting on the apple of the cheek to get that really gorgeous fresh overall look and on the lips just some lip balm and a little bit of foundation to take down the color. So the girls look really strong but feminine at the same time.
How to copy the look. Step by step:
Massage Face and Body Foundation M.A.C in the skin to perfect it.
Press Mineralize Concealer in any area that needs more coverage. This make-up look is all about beautiful skin.
Add some Tenderling Blush on the cheek for a fresh look.
Groom your eyebrows. Fill the brows in with a grey color but not too much. Brush them up.
For the eyes use M.A.C Trend Forecast Spring ’16/Eye. Apply ‘On My Watchlist’ (cool grey silver with silver pearl) on the crease and blend in to the brows hair. Apply ‘Back in the Swing’ (orange peach with gold pearl) on top of it. Powder it with Tenderling Blush.
The makeup at the Antonio Marras SS2016 in Milan wan AMAZING. And of course Tom Pecheux, who headed the M.A.C makeup team, was in charge of the makeup look. Watch this video to know more about the makeup, how it was created, how to copy it. Get ready for a true makeup lesson. This is what Tom Pecheux told us:
I did a very playful make-up. It is a kind of surrealistic make-up with a lot of references. The pink has a kind of youthful, dolly feeling. The metallic represents industry, technology. The black dots stand for the surrealism and the lips are more like a grown up person, very feminine.
Antonio is taking us on a long journey. The reference was an Armenian artist. Armenia went through a war and many people had to escape their country. Through this collection Antonio explains that no matter where you are in the world, no matter how much you embrace other cultures, you are born in a place and it is your DNA. And at the end it become a mix of your DNA and all the other cultures you embrace. That is what I express with this make-up.
What can we, ‘normal girls’, take from this make-up?
Everything. It is a fashion show so we have to pass on a message and the message is powerful. But maybe on a regular day you can do this look. You can do it also without the dots, or without the lips and keep only one or two elements of this make-up.
We have to remember that fashion is playful. When it comes to make-up we can do whatever we want. It is a nice way to express who you are. Or how you want to be seen by other people.
And at the end of the day you take a piece of cotton and make-up remover and it is gone. And the day after you can play somebody else. That is what it is about. Do, experiment, try and play, enjoy. Make-up as fashion is a serious business but serious means that you can do it with humor and fun.
Jessica Nedza, makeup artist, headed the MAC makeup team at the Ermanno Scervino SS2016 Show in Milan. Of course we were there, and of course we could not miss the opportunity to talk with Jessica and ask her to tell us more about the makeup look she created for this show:
‘The collection is very romantic with a lot of pastel colors so we wanted to spice it up a little and make the girls a little bit more sexy. So we decided to do very sexy smokey eyes. I am using the Fairy Fair Eye shadow from M.A.C for it.
Then we also have the new kajal eyeliner which is called Squid Twist. We used it to create a bit of a lash line and also inside the eye we put a bit of kajal to create a cat eye.
A part from that we have lots of highlights to make the girls look glamorous and to have a beautiful summery skin. We have a little bit of pastel peach color on the cheek. I used New Romantic from M.A.C.
And the lip is also a new product which is very nice because it is a kind of liquid lip that dries up and becomes matte. It gives this beautiful peachy color and it is called ‘Lady Be Good’. At the end of the day [just before the show] we are going to finish the make-up up with a eye gloss which has this beautiful plum color.’
Additional make-up tips for this beauty look
For the skin blend Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation M.A.C with concealer Studio Finish M.A.C. Add Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Amorous Alloy on the eyelid and highlight the brow bone and eye corner with Extra Dimension A Natural Flirt. Curl the lashes and use black mascara. Cover the eye brows with Studio Finish Concealer.
Backstage at the Costume National Spring Summer 2016 show we saw some of the most beautiful smokey eyes ever. The MAC makeup team did a great job, and we were there to film the detail, the techniques, the final result of this real makeup lesson, a true smokey eyes tutorial.