22 Sep Up Late in New York- Exclusive Editorial
Up Late in New York
Starring- Bianca Hepburn, Ford Models NYC. Shot by Sonny Vandevelde.
See below for a step by step guide on creating this look.
I wanted this look to be sleek and smooth yet still have plenty of volume. I started with slightly damp hair and first applied Kerastase Forme Fatale Blow Dry Gel throughout the hair and Kerastase Lift Vertige Root Lift Gel to the roots. This combination of products would help achieve maximum volume and a strong hold. Using a large round VS Sassoon brush I used the VS Sassoon Total Protection Ceramic Blow Dryer to lift the hair at the roots and blow dry the hair right to the ends one section at a time. Once the entire head had been blown out the hair looked smooth and full especially at the roots thanks to the Kerastase Lift Vertige root lift gel. I then used the VS Sassoon Total Protection Ceramic Straightening Iron to smooth over the hair so that the hair looked sleek and glossy. I avoided straightening over the roots in order to maintain maximum volume and lift. Following this I took a section from each side of the head and pinned it back tightly just behind the ear using Scunci Bobby pins. I made sure I smoothed over any baby hair and fly aways around the face with the VS Sasson Straightener before I pinned the hair in place. I smoothed over each pinned back side section with a soft bristled brush and Kerastase K Micro Mist Fixing Hair Spray to ensure there were no fly aways. I backcombed the section at the top of the head at the roots to get additional volume and swept it directly down and over the back of the head. I used Kerastase K Micro Mist Spray to hold this section firmly in place. Lastly I misted the style with Kerastase K Gloss Appeal to give the look a sleek and brilliant shine.
On clean moisturised skin I applied a mix of Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation and Revlon Skinlights Illumiinate in ‘Bare’ with a foundation brush to give me a lightweight yet glowing base. I used Revlon concealer around the eyes and nose to conceal darkness and blemishes. On the eyes I blended Revlon Shadowlinks eyeshadow in ‘Charcoal’ over the lower lid up into the crease. I then blended ‘Onyx’ Shadowlink eyeshadow into the socket line, the outer corner of the lid and along the lower lashline. This gave Bianca a soft smoky grey eye. Again I wanted a ‘hazy’, soft, smoky eye so I didn’t use eyeliner at all. I applied several coats of Revlon Bold Lacquer Waterproof Mascara in black and on the lips I used Revlon Moisture Stain lip colour in ‘Shanghai Sizzle’ a rich, vibrant, glossy red.