L'Wren Scott Spring 2010 at Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week {Beauty & Fashion Notes} {Backstage Beauty}

London Fashion Week is in full swing but let's take a look back at New York Fashion Week for some of the ideas that might influence street wear in Spring-Summer 2010.

L'Wren Scott Spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection was called Madame du Barry as it was inspired by the mistress of Louis XV and her sense of style, especially her liking for pinks. There were many subtle deep cranberry outfits on the L'Wren runway and you may choose to see it as a pink or a pink veering in the direction of red, as I do. Antique pastel roses were also used, often for contrast with that rich ruby color. The color story is slightly different but complementary. Lancôme Makeup Artist Director Aaron de Mey on the other hand took inspiration from the roses-and-cream complexion of Marie-Antoinette (the two women hated each other by the way). The whole look came together as one inspired by the preciosity and refinement of the court of Versailles in the 18th century and the beauty of two women who ruled it.

Here it's the colors and embroidery work that give an 18th century feel to this sleek, simple sheath.

We got the lowdown on the makeup products, colors and techniques used by Lancôme's Aaron de Mey.

The Look

Matte complexion
Rosy, flushed cheeks
Glossy eyes and lips
Black-rose mani-pedi
Boldly blushed skin...


Inspiration: "Marie-Antoinette's infamously powdery, matte complexion and boldly blushed skin"

The makeup was achieved by meticulously layering colors and textures. First, Aaron swept COLOR DESIGN Cream Blush in Petticoat Pink and Pret-a-Plum on the cheeks, followed by translucent powder and powder blush. Next, he dusted a taupe shadow over the eyelid followed by several coats of Hypnôse Waterproof mascara in black and white eyeliner along the waterline.

Lwren-scott-spring-2010-4-du-barry-MA.jpgA dab of clear Juicy Tubes on the eyelids imparted a wet finish. Next, Aaron applied L'Absolu Rouge lipstick in Berry Noir with his fingers and layered Color Fever Gloss in Molten on top for shiny, color-saturated lips. To finish the look, Aaron pressed Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte onto the skin and up to the hairline. All the models wore Le Vernis nail polish in Untamed Plum on fingers and toes.

Lwren-scott-spring-2010-du-barry-MA-3.jpgThe crimped, cotton candy-like buns created by Serge Normant completed this modern fantasy.


lancome-lwren-scott.jpgProducts Used

Lancôme Color Design in Pret-a-Plum and Pink Petticoat

Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Chic

Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Pure

Lancôme Hypnôse Wtaerproof Mascara in Black

Lancôme l'Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir

Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Molten

Lancôme Le Vernis in Untamed Plum (Holiday 09 collection available in November 09)

Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte in Colorless

YSL Touche Eclat in Radiant Touch

Via Lancôme press release
Photo credits: Style.com; Lancome

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