For Mara Hoffman's exuberant, colorful, Frida Kahlo/Mexican folk Art inspired Spring 2012 collection, the behind the scenes beauty teams from Make Up Forever and Tigi Haircare had the considerable challenge of creating a look that was complimentary to the ultra vibrant pieces without creating distraction or discord.
Here is how it was done, first up the beauty:
Keeping with the Frida Kahlo idea, key artist Lottie from Makeup Forever came up with the concept of strong powerful women defined by bold brows, sculpted cheeks and an overall warm gorgeous glow. First, Lottie used Makeup Forever Invisible Cover Foundation to create the perfect blank canvas. Then to achieve the sculpted, but still natural look Lottie layered the cheeks with eye shadows #76 and #98 followed by a pop of illumination via Ever Star Powder in #902 and #974.
From there, eyes were given a slightly worn, messy look with Makeup Forever Kohl pencil #1k in black and a touch of Flash Color. Eyes were then given a thick coat of Smoky Lash Mascara and lips were given a swipe of soft peachy-pink Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #39. The final touch, a coat of Glossy Full #10 to complete the look. (shown above)
Now the hair:
Not satisfied with a run-of-the-mill updo for Mara Hoffman's look, Nick Erwin of Tigi Haircare took scrap pieces from the actual collection and wove them into the model's hair along with long synthetic extensions.
From there, the hair and added fabric was wound up around the head to create a huge multi-layered bun.
As a final touch, head pieces made to suggest foliage and flowers were added to the buns to amp up the folk-art inspired look.
For more on the products used to create this runway look for the Mara Hoffman Spring 2012 collection, visit the official Make Up Forever and Tigi websites, and check out the full recap from the collection in Fashion.