#NYFW Backstage Beauty: SAUNDER Fall 2015
The beauty behind SAUNDER Fall/Winter 2015 in a nutshell reflected the Tudor era, Marie Antoinette, porcelain skin with a rock and roll edge, and bringing crimped hair back.
“To complement the regal SAUNDER collection, I created this high-end renaissance-like beauty. The skin was porcelain white with a very intense, merlot sculpted lip, to give a bit of an edge.”
At the helm of transforming Emily Saunders‘ models into modern day Marie Antoinettes was Orlando Santiago, key artist for Mehron Makeup. He explained the decision to wash out the brows completely to allow the wine-hued lips to pop even more. Eyes were kept muted as “reverse smokey eyes,” acting as a halo around the eyes to further lighten the look. Santiago used Mehron INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigment in Pure Lightening, and Detailz in White. Cheekbones were intensely contoured with Mehron E.Y.E. Powder in Cocoa. The standout in the look was the lips, made up with Mehron Celebre Pro HD Make-up, E.Y.E. Lip Liner Pencil in Brown, and L.I.P. Cream in Cherrywood for a rich and long-lasting stain.
Hairstylist Nunzio Saviano created the larger-than-life hair inspired by the 1800’s Elizabethan era with a modern twist. We loved this look – a mixture of time periods all rolled up into a standout style that we’re curious to try out at our next big party. Curious how? Nunzio began by applying a heat protectant spray and crimping the hair only along the hairline. He teased the crown to add height and created a deep side part. Next, he wrapped hair towards the back, pinning it into a roll. The special touch to finalize the look was the addition of pearls pinned into hair and set with Kérastase K Laque Couture.
Patricia Yankee took the pearls cue and went for more pearls with the resulting royal design on nails. Since the nails were custom, she used Dashing Diva’s Virtual Bond as the adhesive. Matte, black, stiletto nails were accented with large pearls and gold beading around the edges to reflect the times of King Henry. The detailing of the nails matched the pearl accents of the hair perfectly.