The Wu Wu Factor
Jason Wu Fall/Winter '10 Collection
By Angie W
The Look: Fresh-faced and boyish, a bit masculine with very sheer,light makeup.
Lucia Peroni, the makeup artist, said that the look was meant to evoke winter with a pale and glowing palette. The artist told us the overrall was meant to look like young boys with a gorgeous, feminine eye. Gold and silver makeup were used to echo the distressed gold leaf on Wu's designs and to echo the natural, simple lines of his collection.
The Eyes: Gold and silver metallic shadows were applied wet and swept over the lids but only applied to the inner 3/4 of the eyelid and browbone. The shadow was blended out with fingers to create a soft,wearable look. Then a frosted white highlight was stroked down the center of the lids. This was followed by a silver or gold glitter down the center of the eye lid. The artist said that the effect was meant to look like wearing diamonds on the eyes that sparkle when the models blink. There was no mascara used in this look.
How to Recreate the Two Eye Looks:
The Golden Eye: Golden Lemon Pigment, wet with Fix + Spray, then White Pigment pressed into the center with M*A*C PRO Reflects Gold pressed on to the center.
The Silver Eye: Platinum Pigment wet with Fix + Spray, then White Pigment pressed into the center, and then Reflects Silver pressed on to the center.
The Face: A satin finish, just a bit dewy with highlights, pale and frosty. No blush was used. Just a bit of strobe cream was applied on cheekbones, brow, top of nose, and top of the lip.
Lips: Very natural with lip balm to give the effect of a slightly pink winter lip.
Nails: Creative Nail Design created a custom blend for the show, called Industrial Haze and inspired by the gritty gray color of a photo negative. This taupe shade was a mushroom gray to echo the colors in Wu's collection which featured gray stitching and smoky gray tights.
Readers can recreate with the following recipe:
1 coat of Silver Chrome
2 coats of Putty
1 coat of Super matte
Also, a fab nail combo being sported by the CND ladies was a fab deep teal green created by applying Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle on top. This is a TO DIE for shimmery dark green that is fun and sophisticated.
Hair: Aveda created an innocent, soft and natural look with just a touch of sophistication. After blowing hair straight, a ponytail waspulled back into an elastic that was then wrapped several times through the hair to create a tossled bun. The look was finished offwith a new product Aveda will launch in fall '10, Control Force Spray.
Credit's: Angie W & Jessica M for Blogdorf Goodman