July 15, 2018

Hot! #NYFW Backstage Beauty: Victor De Souza Spring 2015


Victor De Souza, an Argentinian designer invited us into a fantasy world we did not want to leave behind. De Souza kicked off of New York Fashion Week by having his models ride along Central Park South in horse drawn carriages. Can we say dreamy?

Victor De Souza was inspired by Albinism for his complete runway look. Victor says, “Albinism is an organism in which humans and animals can inherit making us all alike.” Victor has worked together with lead celebrity hairstylist, Cesar Ramirez, from MIZANI for many years, thus making this a killer collaboration.

Hair: Cesar wanted a sense of mystical fantasy with lots of texture and volume. Each model wore a blonde styled wig. The stylists created the look by taking small pieces, about half an inch and wrapped it around a large bobby pin into a fishtail braid-like. Then they applied heat with a straightening iron to each bobby pin piece. Once completed the hair came out into tight zigzag curls. These curls were later brushed out into one big voluminous look. For soft, shiny full of life results, the hair was treated with MIZANI’s Supreme Oil. The luck was finished off with MIZANI’s HRM – Humidity Resistant Mist. This help the brushed out curls would stay in tact.

Makeup: This fantasy  was completed with makeup from MAKE UP FOR EVER. Makeup artists described their inspiration to this collection as “Albino stranded in Hawaii, being touched by the sun for the first time.” To create the look the team first prepped the face with HD Primer – Microperfecting Primer. This was done to have an even skin base. Once that was fully applied the team then used the handy 5 Camouflage Palette Cream under the eyes. They were able to cover and make the eyes look brighter. One last lash, the team used Fiber Lash Primer on the upper and lower lashes. Coating several times for the perfect thick, spidery white lashes.

For a subtle glow they used the HD Blush in Rosy Plum on the cheeks and eyelids. Lastly, on the lips, they applied a rosy gloss on the entire lip and finished it off with their Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Baby Pink 20C.

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