Sport meets city with ’90s-inspired waves for Bellavance’s Spring 2014 beauty look

Bellavance Spring 2014 Beauty

Bellavance Spring 2014 Beauty

Last night at The Shows in Toronto, the backstage was bustling as Covergirl makeup pro Amélie Ducharme and Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist Justin German created a look for Bellavance’s Spring 2014 collection described by Ducharme as sport meets city. Dewy skin was achieved using Covergirl Clean Liquid Makeup Sensitive Skin ($8, well.ca), while apples of the cheeks were given a sporty flush using Covergirl Cheekers Bronzer in “Copper Radiance” ($7, well.ca). Eyes were swept with shimmery orange and white shadows along both the upper and lower lash lines. Covergirl Smoky ShadowBlast in “Citrus Flair” ($9, at drugstores) was used on the outer half while Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in “Blazing White” ($5, well.ca) lit up the inner half of the eye. This contrast in colour, as well as the bare bottom lashes, were intended to make eyes appear large and round, explained Ducharme. The final step was a neutral, soft pink lip created with a light coat of Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in “Be Sweet” ($6, well.ca).

The ’90s-inspired hair was meant to appear shaved on one side with loose, imperfect waves on the other. Two-inch sections of hair were slicked back and tightly braided at the nape of the models’ necks, tucked underneath and out of sight. German used Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifting Spray Gel ($6, at drugstores) to create volume at the roots of the loose section. Hair was pin curled, heated with a blow drier, and left to set until moments before the show began, when German mussed the hair with his hands to create a slightly disheveled look.