Preen Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
By Jessica M
The inspiration: The English duo of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi
said that this collection was initially inspired by the cover of New
Order’s “Power, Corruption, and Lies” album (1983). It included a few
floral prints and soft pastel shades, as well as plenty of black, in
designs that were alternately feminine and tailored, often
body-conscious or asymmetrical, and always modern.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos honed in on the lavender shades from the collection,
translating them into a face that was romantic and futuristic at the
How to get the look: All makeup was by MAC. Kaliardos chose a range
of lavender, pink, and mauve shades and used them throughout the face,
even in areas where these colors aren’t normally worn. The effect was
“transparent but strange... like a rose, but aggressive.”
Face: Kaliardos and his team applied Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Foundation with a small foundation brush for a sheer, creamy look and
brushed on a layer of Blot pressed powder. Cheeks were sculpted with
mauve and lavender shades of Mineralize Blush and Pro Cream Color
Base. Pink Opal pigment was swept in an arc from the temple down to
the cheekbone, so that it caught the light with an iridescent effect.
Eyes: Brows were kept light. Pink Freeze shadow was applied to the
inner corners for a pearly accent, and the outer section of the lids
was colored with Smooth Operator and Beautiful Iris shadows, brushed
out past the corners of the eyes. Quite Spoiled shadow (available
Fall 2010) was applied in the crease.
Lips: Mouths were soft and pale, dabbed with Pro Cream Colour Base in
a pink shade.
Nails: In a minimalist touch, nails were left bare.
Hair: Master stylist Luke Hersheson devised a look that was softly
chic, with a clever “twist” (literally). Clean hair was prepped with
TiGi Catwalk Root Boost for natural-looking fullness. It was pulled
straight back and down, then separated into two inward twists.
Hersheson knotted the twists twice, fastened the hair below the knot
with a clear elastic, and gave light texture to the ends with a
curling iron. The sides were kept sleek with bobby pins and a misting
of TiGi Catwalk Firm Hold Hair Spray.
Credit: Jessica M and Angie W for Blogdorf Goodman