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backstage at chris benz.

since my new year's resolution was to take more pictures, my camera would, of course, malfunction backstage at chris benz (which happened to also be my favorite makeup look of the week).

the inspiration for the look was "uptown girl goes downtown for the nite". all makeup was lancome, done by artist daniel martin. the makeup, specifically, was meant to look like it was a polaroid picture of said girl. therefore, skin was applied two shades lighter than the model's actual skin tone. hollows of cheeks were filled with color design blush in chic cassis and lips were nude-ified in l'absolu rouge in rich cashmere. the focus was on a black, shimmery, milky eye - created with creme liner in indigo (which will be part of the lancome fall 2009 collection!), color design in the new black and glossed over with color fever gloss in piha black. i will be re-creating this look this weekend - so look for pictures next week.

hair styled with redken products and fashioned by john ruidant. it was both absolutely adorable and totally outside of my capability level. it was a deep side part with loose curls and a lot of steps. here's what i got - apply fabricate and blowdry. side part and spray with hot sets 22. use a 1" curling iron. something with pins. finish with workforce.

nails were done by deborah lippmann (who i got to meet backstage - which was awesome because i've been obsessed with her polishes lately and got to tell her so.) using lancome's yet-unnamed fall 2009 shades. the models got either red, indigo or gold nails.

image credits: wwd.com and beautybloggingjunkie.com.

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