Behind the scenes at the Fall 2007 Luca Luca show was every bit as glamorous as you would have imagined. Gorgeous, flawless looking models sat and waited their turn as makeup artists, lead by Tom Pecheaux, perfected smokey eyes and hair stylist, Teddy Charles, coiffed and curled.
The clothing was lined neatly in racks and the red carpet area had a white and silver Luca Luca backdrop. Unfortunately the photo area was packed inside since it was a mere 9 degrees on this frigid New York day. Although cramped, photographers didn't skip a beat as Carmen Electra, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lauren Conrad, Bobbi Thomas, Kelly Rowland, JC Chasez and many more made their fashionably late entrances.
Lucky for me, I had the opportunity to speak with both hair and makeup about their looks for the show. Teddy explained that he and Luca wanted to do something to up-sweep the models hair and keep it off of their necks to show off the details in the clothing. He also felt that sweeping the hair upwards shows off their faces.
He began this updo with hair that had been washed the day before. He started with a low ponytail and didn't pull it completely through - in essence he made a loop.
With the remainder of hair that was poking out, he used a Tourmaline T3 Ionic Wet/Dry Iron to create waves. Then he set hair with a touch of Kerastase Resistance Double Force Hair Spray. Each model only took about 20 minutes.
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All of the makeup was by MAC Cosmetics. The eyes were definitely the main focus. They were lined in black liner and carbon, an intense black shadow was applied densely in the crease so that it looked opaque. It was then blended out with a brush and q-tip to look sheer on the lid.
Over the shadow, shadow pigment in dark soul was carefully applied with a crease brush. This is where the intense gold glitter look comes from. Next, lots of zoomlash black mascara in zoomblack was applied to the lashes in several coats and no false lashes were used.
The face was done last in case the dark shadow fell. It was primed, then concealer and foundation was added. The finishing touch was a drop of strobe cream added to the skin to reflect light. Atop that was a dusting of Blot Powder Loose. Just a hint of contour was added to the cheeks.
Brows had a clear gloss on them to look nice and wet. Lips were a nude color to appear like they were fading into the skin. Actually, a new product by MAC called Skinfinish in Shimpagne was finger brushed onto the lips.