Sunday, September 13, 2009

Backstage at Twinkle by Wenlan with CND Nails, MAC, and Redken

My first experience with backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion week taught me all about the look of BCBG. Craving more knowledge on what is hot this year for the runways, I set out on my second backstage adventure, at Twinkle, by Wenlan

The hair:

Led by John Ruidant, the Redken hair team set out to create a look that channeled the spirit of "soft rock and roll." The look artists were going for was backcombed, frizzy waves, to go with the fun and flirty aesthetic of the Twinkle line.. The first step to achieving the look was to first work in Fabricate 03 and blow dry the hair. Then, Hot Sets 22 was sprayed into the hair as it was curled with a 2'' curling iron, and pinned into place. Finally, hair was let down and backcombed, using Quick Dy 18 to finish.
Makeup by Team MAC

Led by John Paolo, the makeup look for Twinkle was all about creating the focus on beautiful brows, sparkling eyes, and a fierce, matte orange lip. The look was achieved by first filling in brows to frame the eyes and create definition. Eyes were then layered with a brand new product, crushed metal pigment, a sparkling golden bronze (more on that in a bit). Eyes were finished off with individual lashes, set in place using tweezers for precision. Skin was kept minimal, and the lips were adorned with orange lipmix, pushed into the lips for the maximum effect.

Nails by Creative Nail Design (CND)

For nails, the CND (Creative Nail Design) team was on hand (hehe, get it?) to outfit the models with bright white tips. The nails were artificial, and a brilliant, matte white, to serve as the perfect compliment to the poppy, colorful pieces from the Twinkle line. Angie W from the CND team informed me that the polish combo that was used to achieve the look were 2 coats of brilliant white, followed by 1 coat of Ivory Coast, and a finishing off with Super Matte.

I had the opportunity to speak a bit with Angie about nail trends for spring 2010. She informed me that the look will be a fusion of two elements, romance meets punk. Nail collections next year will see the introduction of both new colours and new effects that we haven't yet seen before from CND, sporting names like Sweet Tart and Sugar Sparkle. To clarify, the colours are opaque cremes, while the effects are transparent lacquers designed to compliment and change the look of the colours. CND has some great stuff in store for us, and I absolutely cannot wait!

And now, the last tidbit:
Being the beauty ninja that I am, my peepers spotted a brand new product on the MAC artistry tables. Doing some further digging, I found out that it was indeed a new product for next year, and it's name is Crush Metal Pigment.
Grittier than a pigment, but less gritty than solar bits, the crushed metal pigment is a metallic loose powder with lots of sparkle and shine.
Some swatches, on my skintone, and one much darker.

And that folks, is backstage at Twinkle. Stay tuned for more saucy bits, as Krasey Beauty goes backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.


purrtykitty said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the new pigment!

FabDiva20 said...

Crushed Metal pigment looks gorgeous!! I cannot wait for MAC to release that pigment next year! Also, the hair styles and the nails are hot!

Livia said...

Finally! I've been looking for a swatch of this pigment for ages, only to find out it hasn't been officially released yet. Thanks Adina!

What's the closest eyeshadow from MAC you can think of that swatches a similar colour to this? ♥

Krasey Beauty said...

K, it is beautiful for sure! :)

Krasey Beauty said...

Fabdiva, its definitely a fun product. And I agree, hair and makeup were very hot!

Krasey Beauty said...

Livia, you are so very welcome! Honestly, it reminds me a bit of scatterays solar bits in color and texture :)

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