Wet hair, glossy lips and negative space French manicures make for a grungy beauty look at Beaufille Spring 2014
For the Beaufille Spring 2014 show, Toronto designers Chloé and Parris Gordon wanted the models to look like “rich grunge girls” with a slight throwback to the ’90s. “I love these girls because they really stick to their branding and their image,” said Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for Maybelline New York. The chocolate shaded smoky eyes were the focus of the look: Lee lined models’ eyes on the top and bottom using Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil in “Scorching Brown” ($9, well.ca) and then smudged the colour to create a rough, undone look. For a glossy sheen on eyelids and the top of cheekbones, Lee lightly applied Maybelline Baby Lips ($4, well.ca). Meanwhile, models’ actual lips were covered with the shiny but non-sticky Maybelline Color Elixer gloss in “Caramel Infused” ($9, at drugstores November 2013)—which Lee proclaimed “the product of the season.”
When it came to giving hair the grungy ’90s look, international Redken artist Jorge Joao created a wet look by brushing back hair and coating every strand from root to tip with Loose Endings 09 Flexible Defining Cream ($22, at salons). Hair was held back using large, flat clips and strategically placed playing cards to prevent creases—which were removed just before show time. A healthy spray of Addict 28 High-Hold Spray ($19, at salons) completed the look and gave ultimate hold.
Finally, the nails at Beaufille were just as effortlessly cool as the collection. Essie Canada lead nail artist Rita Remark used clear fake tips for a negative space French manicure. The base of the nail was painted with Essie “Ballet Slippers” ($10, well.ca) while the ends were left empty, making for a runway manicure that was quite the optical illusion.