Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 Backstage

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Backstage at the S/S 2015 Marc by Marc Jacobs show, it seemed as if I was transported back to my high school years in the late 1990’s. With makeup inspired by (the original 1980’s) English Rave scene, and hair by 90’s era Bjork, it’s no wonder why!

Redken’s Guido chose Bjorks’s signature hair knots, redone in a mohawk type style, to transform the models into “tough girls” for the show.

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Redken’s Wind Blown 05 was used to add texture to hair. Next, said Guido “I started by taking the hair into four horizontal sections and bringing them into little ponytails at the top of the crown, twisting them down, leaving some ends out and then pinning them with fine pins. Nothing is perfect. The part isn’t perfect, so you get kind of a punky feeling.”

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THAKOON S/S 2014: Backstage

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Back in September, I was lucky enough to be able to visit backstage at Thakoon SS14, to cover the nail art for one of my beauty clients.

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Morgan Taylor polishes provided the Parisian influenced nail art for the show.

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Thakoon’s inspiration was a young affluent parisian girl “adorned in pearls”, so to compliment that theme Morgan Taylor manicurists used 2 coats of Adorned in Diamonds, followed by a coat of Need for Speed Topcoat.

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The finished look:

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NARS Cosmetics’ Diane Kendal continued with the young Parisian theme, creating a fresh faced, very pink and rosy look.

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Products Used:
Sheer Glow Foundation on face
Anguilla Matte Multiple on cheeks
Cappadoce Matte Multiple on cheeks
Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara
Bali Eyeshadow on brows
Laos Matte Multiple on lips

The finished look:

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos ®2013-2014 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

Victoria Beckham F/W 2012: Backstage

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Sunday Riley lead artist Diane Kendal helped models achieve perfect skin, and crafted an intense red lip backstage at the Victoria Beckham fw12 show. To prep skin, Juno Serum was applied to the face. Followed by Tinted Primer to create a natural, dewy skin tone. Sunday Riley Lipstick in Persuasive, lightly topped off using orange blush, combined to create the show-stopping lip tint.

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REDKEN Creative Consultant Guido created an incredibly sleek, shiny, and bluntly cut hairstyle, which was at once both minimalist and edgy, to compliment the collection.

To get the look:
1. Start with hair trimmed very straight with a blunt finish. Add Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-dry Lotion to protect and soften hair, and blow-dry.
2. Create a deep side part and flat iron hair until perfectly straight.
3. Add a generous amount of Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist for a glossy finish, and tuck hair behind the ears.
4. Use a drop of Hardwear 16 gel to slick down the front of the style for an extra wet finish and added texture. — info via REDKEN

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So straight!

To round out the final aspect of the shows backstage beauty, CND lead nail tech Roxanne Valinoti created the “perfect neutral” (worn by Victoria herself at the show).

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Victoria, who was involved in every detail of the nail art, wanted a luxe, polished color for her models’ fingers. The resulting color, made by painting on Putty (sheer nude), layered with a coating of Marshmallow Rose (semi-sheer pink).


The finished look:

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.