Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011: 70s-Inspired Beauty at Tracy Reese
Every season has an It decade and for Spring 2011 its all about the 70s. Tracy Reese was one of several designers inspired by the era of laid-back hippie chicks, as displayed in her collection of feminine dresses and flared trousers accessorized with floppy hats and oversized glasses.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal, who used all new, unreleased products from her Mally Beauty line, declared, "Peach is the new pink!" as she swirled peachy-coral blush on the models' cheeks and dabbed their lips with peach gloss. For extra radiance (Roncal's signature makeup effect), she highlighted the brow bone and cheekbone with Finish Line Luminizer. On the eyes, she blended Evercolor Shadow Stick in Bronze on the center of the lid up to the crease to create a sparkle when the models blinked. She added Evercolor Shadow Stick in Champagne on the inner corner of the eyes then lined the outer part of the top lid with Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in Lucky Penny. Skipping her trademark false lashes, Roncal applied two coats of her Volumizing Mascara at the base of the lashes to keep the tips feathery.
In keeping with the boho-chic vibe, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu gave the models shiny blowouts with bouncy ends and a '70s middle part. To get the look, she applied Tresemmé Naturals Mousse then blow-dried the hair using a medium round brush. She then used a one-and-a-half inch curling iron to create loose curls just at the ends. Post makeup application, the hair was brushed out and pulled forward so it looked really full and beautiful.
Sally Hansen nail pro Anette DeVita applied the Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Wicked Bamboo to the models nails. The exclusive nail design debuted on the runway and is made from real polish that sticks to the nails for up to ten days, no drying time necessary.