Monday, February 16, 2009

Backstage at Abaete

Not only was Abaete's clothing gorgeous this year, but their hair and makeup wasn't half bad either. The look was inspired by portraits of equestrian men from the 1700s (very unique), but it was far from manly.

The makeup artist, Tina Turnbow, spritzed the models' skin with Caudalie Beauty Elixer ($49 at for a glowing, dewy look. To even out their complexions she used Tarte's tinted moisturizer ($35 at, and dabbed Tarte's cheek stain in Blushing Bride ($28 at on the cheeks for a natural flush. Here's the interesting part. She dabbed Tarte's Vitamin-Infused Lip Gloss in Liquid Sunshine ($28 at at the inner corner of the eyes, on the lid and upper lash-line, and on the browbone. It's basically a like using a really liquidy highligher gel. It makes you look glowy and dewy, but has better staying power and no glitter fall-out. So it sounds weird, but kind of makes sense. The hair was really, really teased in the front, and then styled in a simple french braid down the back. If you have long hair, you should definitely rock this. Maybe with a little less teasing. Just a little.

Here's the final product on the runway. This is like the umpteenth very natural, low makeup look I've seen this week. The 90s are back! Oh dear...

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