Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011: Backstage with Clarisonic and Lancôme at Chris Benz
After almost a week of back-to-back makeup applications, even the most fresh-faced models are bound to look a little worse for wear. Perhaps that's why designer Chris Benz decided to partner up with Clarisonc Sonic Cleansing System for his spring 2011 show. After a quick spin with the brush (courtesy of Clarisonics aesthetician, Eileen Harcourt), the models emerged with smooth, glowing, squeaky-clean skin, making it that much easier for the Lancôme makeup team to work their magic.
Using all Lancôme products, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin wanted to make the models look like American girls in Paris, riding on the back of their boyfriend's Vespa (very Serena and Blair in this season's Gossip Girl!). To start, he applied the pale lavender shade from Lancômes new spring palette, Color Design Minérale Eye Shadow Quad in Cool Lavande, along the lid and up to the crease. Next, he applied a straight line of Artliner in Noir from the inner corner to the end of the lashline. The inner eyes were rimmed with black eyeliner and he added tiny pots of liquid liner close to the bottom lashes. "From a distance it looks like a fuller lash," he explained, but up close its just cool. Finally, top and bottom lashes were coated with several coats of Hypnôse Drama Mascara.
Blush Subtil in Mauve Coquette was used to softly contour the models faces. Lancômes new spring lipstick, the lilac-pink LAbsolu Rouge in Lily Rose, was swiped lightly on lips. The bright purple nail polish was Lancômes new Violet Groove.