Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011: Brazilian Bombshells at Carlos Miele
As much as we like to gawk at all the wacky beauty trends on the runways, it's nice when a designer sends the models out there looking, well, pretty. Carlos Miele, who's known for his colorful curve-hugging gowns, wanted the hair and makeup at his Spring 2011 show to have a distinctive Brazilian feel (he's from Sao Paulo), which by definition means sun-kissed skin and sexy hair.
Stylist Rodney Cutler came up with a full, textured ponytail which he created by wrapping sections of hair around a curling iron and using a brush to gently backcomb the curls. "The goal is to keep the shape of the curl without making it look frizzy," he said. Then, he gathered the hair into a tight ponytail.
Maybelline New York makeup artist Gato Ruben Zamoras goal was to make the models look like "beautiful Brazilian girls in the summertime." He applied a mixture of moisturizer and foundation, followed by Mineral Power Bronzer and a touch of pink Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush. On the eyes he used the Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Shadow palette in Rose Revolution and lots of mascara on the upper lashes. For the lips he used Color Sensational Pearls Lipcolor in Pearly Pink.