October 30th, 2011
For the ANNE BOWEN BRIDAL COLLECTION Fall 2012 runway presentation, we collaborated with the uber-talented Brian C. Hawkins and his amazing team for hair and make-up. The theme for the collection was “The Language of Love”, and the transformation from mere runway models into romantic icons was extraordinary. We asked Brian to provide readers with rare insight as to what really happens backstage in terms of hair and make-up and how they created those iconic looks.
The hair, created using products by Paul Mitchell, had a Veronica Lake meets Anne Hathaway vibe. (Vintage meets modern woman). Waved polished hair was the overall look on the models. However, some hair was side swept, some had a textured bun, and some were completely down and sleek. The hair was prepped with Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi with Ginger Texturizing Sea Salt spray to create texture and hold, Super Skinny Balm for the sleek and shine for the hair as it was curled, pinned, and then brushed out to create the waves. Lastly, the hair was sprayed with Hold Me Tight for hold and shine.
The Make Up provided by Mirabella Beauty was all about fresh skin with a deep, dark smoky eye, light color on the cheeks paired with a soft yet glossy lip. The look very much complimented the hair and romantic look of the gowns. The smoky eye was created with brown base color “Bark” and then smudged out with “Sienna” with a touch of “Ultraviolet” in the crease then highlighted with “Stella”. A double application of mascara was applied on the upper and lower lids. On the cheeks, the”Glowing” blush duo was used for a pop of color and contour. The lip were created using “Honeysuckle” with a clear gloss added over. As the final touch, “Prime for face and eyes” was used as the pre-prep before foundation and powder for an overall soft appeal.
Special thank you to Paul Mitchell and Mirabella Beauty.
BRIAN C. HAWKINS
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