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Glass-Like Hair and High-Gloss Eyes at VPL

The Show: VPL

Makeup: Romy Soleimani with Ellis Faas and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for Beauty.com

Hair: Bob Recine for Phyto, Amika, and Beauty.com

Nails: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for Beauty.com

The Vibe: Geometric shapes and hard lines with a pop of the unexpected. To match fall’s VPL line, which is filled with strong graphic shapes and sexy silhouettes, lead stylist Bob Recine created a slicked down look, but added a free-falling crown piece for flow. To achieve the style, Recine dried hair with an amika dryer, the parted hair at the center or on the side. He then pulled away a triangular section of hair at the crown (to be released later), and combed down the sides. Products that were essential were Phyto's Volume Mousse to get the right texture and Phytolaque Soie Hair Spray, which were spritzed on brushes to add shine. “You want that diamond finish, which is not wet or glossy, but more glassy” said Recine. Side sections were then tied into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, and covered with the top portion of free hair that was then combed out and flat-ironed with an amika straightener.

Lead makeup artist Romy Soleimani for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics made models’ eyes the highlight. “We wanted the spotlight to be on the eye, so that there’s real pop,” said Soleimani. She painted the eyelids a bold geometric shape that ended in a triangular point at the outside corner. Soleimani created two custom colors for the look, using a number of OCC Lip Tars. For fair complexions, she designed a turmeric yellow made with Vintage, Traffic, and Analog; for dark complexions, she concocted a violet plum using a mixture of Rx, Vintage, and Strumpet. Soleimani also added a layer of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream on top of the color to give lids a high-gloss finish.

Otherwise, the models’ faces were kept simple—though noticeably radiant. Eileen Harcourt, aesthetician for Lierac Paris, gave each girl personalized facials pre-show using a mix of Lierac’s comfort, purifying, and radiance masks.

—Candice

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