FW SS11: Shiseido & Aveda & CND @ Jason Wu

Keeping in tune with his natural flair for experimenting with color, Jason Wu drew inspiration for his ladylike designs from Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. The beauty teams pulled aspects from the painter's abstract, dual dimensions artworks and created hair and makeup masterpieces.

Makeup: To recreate the purple eye makeup look, smooth on a purple cream base like in the outer corner, blending in and over outer eye. Apply a deep purple pigment on outer corner and top with a violet pigment, puling out at the corners and blending with a clean brush. Line under eye with rich purple eye pencil and blend. Smooth on black cream liner to top and bottom of lash line and coat top lashes with Mascara. Brush on Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in PK 304 Carnation on cheeks and temple.
Nails: To complement his vivid color palette and 40′s/70′s silhouettes, Jason Wu chose classic oxblood red Veronica Colour from his new collection for manicures. Pedicures were done in peachy nude Perfectly Bare Colour from CND’s limited edition Spring Colour & Effect duo (available in March 2011).
Hair: Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ for smoothness and to tame flyaways. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a strong, clean part on the right side of the head and then blow dry straight using a Mason Pearson brush. Pull hair tightly back and separate into four sections along the nape of the neck. Spray each with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for shine and flexible hold. Tie a long ribbon or piece of fabric—in a shade close to the hair color—around the top of each section of hair.One section at a time, braid the fabric through the hair and secure at the bottom with an elastic. Leave excess fabric out at the bottom of each braid. Spray each braid liberally with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold. Collect all four braids and tie the fabric into one large bow at the end to create a ‘flower.’Pull the fabric ‘flower’ upwards and secure at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating beautiful braided loops stemming from the flower. Finish the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

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