Chris Benz Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
By Jessica M and Angie W
The Inspiration: Chris Benz reminisced about his Seattle background
and the girls he knew in school. He imagined spirited, rebellious
girls misbehaving and being sent on an “Outward Bound” program for
some rehabilitation, but wearing their fancy clothes in the middle of
How to get the look: Makeup artist Daniel Martin, who is also a
Seattle native, thought back to the brown lipstick and matte makeup of
the 1990s “grunge” era. He revisited 90s-style brown lipstick, using
newer, sheer coverage to make it more contemporary. For the face, he
chose warm shades that worked with the intense oranges and browns in
Benz’s collection, and he created a dark, rocker-ish eye look for the
“experimental” Benz girl. (Unless otherwise noted, all products were
Face: Models’ faces were lightly enhanced with Photôgenic Lumessence
foundation and Shu Uemura translucent powder, and their cheeks were
brushed with Blush Subtil in Cappucine.
Lips: Martin led his team in a three-step lip look. Le Crayon Poudre
brow pencil in Sable was used to fill the upper lip and the corners of
the lower lip. Matte lipstick in a chocolate-brown shade from the
Fall 2010 Lancôme collection (still unnamed) was applied to the lower
lip, pulling the liner inwards from the corners. A dab of Juicy Tubes
gloss in Touched By Light highlighted the lower lip.
Eyes: Eyelids were coated with a layer of a new crème-gel eye shadow
that will be launched in Fall 2010: this glittery black shade has a
working name of “Caviar Sparkle.” The insides of lower lids were
lined with Le Stylo waterproof eyeliner in Noir.
Nails: Manicurists applied two coats of Sweet Nude, a creamy
peachy-pink that will released by Lancôme later this year.
Hair: Head stylist John Ruidant created hair with a roughed-up feel,
to complement the textures of the clothing in Benz’s collection. He
separated the hair into two sections. The lower section was braided
in an angled French braid across the back of the head, with a ponytail
looped back up to cover part of the braid. The hair on the crown of
the head was twisted, knotted, and looped for a haphazard look.
Ruidant and his stylists used two Redken products: Fabricate 03
Heat-Active Texturizer and Workforce 09 Flexible Volumizing Spray.