Erickson Beamon F/W 2012: Backstage

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Between the sparkling jewels, and amazing hair and makeup, Erickson Beamon’s backstage surely contained some of the most gorgeous imagery I encountered all fw12 fashion week.

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To prep models’ skin before makeup, Arcona for Beauty.com freshened and plumped faces to revitalize and restore the effects of adding and removing so much makeup during fashion week.

First, skin was treated with Arcona Triad Pads, to remove existing makeup and tone skin. Peptide Hydrating Complex, then Hydrating Serum were used to plump skin, and create a dewy look. To finish, Eye Dew was smoothed over the eye area to create a base for the show’s intense smoky eye.

(Full disclosure: since this show, I’ve been using the Arcona Triad Pads regularly. And –especially after not using toner for the past few years– I saw a huge difference with my skin within a week!)

MAC lead makeup artist Fatima Thomas created a “vampy 1920’s flapper” look, that modernized vintage glamour.

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To get the look:
MAC Pro Paint Stick in Black Black was blended over the entire lid, followed by a dusting of MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon. MAC False Lashes Extreme Black was used to coat lashes, which, when drying were then dusted with MAC Pigment in Violet to give lashes a purple tint. To finish, MAC Pro Lipmix in Fuchsia and MAC Red Lipstick were blended together, to create the perfect vampy red shade.

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The finished makeup look.

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A faux, pinned up bob, created by Salon AKS hair lead stylist Nyree, for Phyto for Beauty.com rounded out the 1920’s look.

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To get the look: hair was wrapped tightly around a tail comb, then set with a flat iron to create imperfect curls. Hair was then set with Phyto Professional Strong Sculpting Gel, and Phyto Professional Wet Gel.

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The finished look, pinned to hold pre-show:
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Finally, a reverse ombre-effect nail by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for Beauty.com completed the overall look.

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Nails were painted with either Vintage (dark red) or Blackboard (dark green), with darker tips sponge-painted on, using OCC’s Tarred (black).

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The finished nail look:
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See the full photo set here.

All photos and content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

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