Guelph: Stylishly unkempt

Photography by Heather Loney
Photography by Heather Loney

If there is one thing that gave me cause for celebration at Toronto Fashion Week it is the return of smoky eyes and bed head.  The ‘Whoops, I went to bed last night without taking off my eye makeup and there is no time to shower’ look is the only one I have ever been able to pull off successfully.

I had a chance to chat backstage at Fashion Week with L’Oréal Paris official hair artist Eric Del Monaco and official makeup artist Eddie Maleterre, and get the inside scoop on what they were creating for the collections.

Del Monaco created the woodland goddess hairstyle for Lucian Matis’ Fall 2009 collection. For a similar look, skip the antlers and pick up Toni & Guy‘s Beach Curl Spray. Apply the texturizing spray on dry hair, grab your trusty comb and backcomb like it’s going out of style.

To get the smoky eye prominent in Joeffer Coac’s show, I use M.A.C Eye Shadow in “Smut,” a velvety black. Maleterre explained that the key is to compliment the dark eye with a darker brow and keep the face and lips matte and neutral.  Finish the look off with volumizing mascara, like L’Oréal Paris Extra-Volume Collagene mascara.

And if all of these steps are too much to bother with, just take the easy road and do it all the night before and wake up looking stylishly unkempt.

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