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SHOW: Behnaz Sarafpour
MAKEUP: Gordon Espinet for MAC Cosmetics
Ashley Javier for Kérastase
Graphic liner and punky pompadours

THE SCOOP: Behnaz Sarafpour's Fall 2009 collection was inspired by the sculptor Alexander Calder, and the graphic hair and makeup followed suit. For makeup, the wire mobiles the artist is famous for translated into strong, black rimmed eyes. "I used eyeliner from every direction," said Gordon Espinet. By smudging the eyes with black liner and shadow, and leaving lips nude, the look was a little androgynous, a little punky, and played off the graphic clothing with natural ease. The futuristic pompadour that hair stylist Ashley Javier created topped off 80's era Grace Jones glam with a dash of Blade Runner cyberpunk. "In trendy neighborhoods like London's SOHO and New York's Williamsburg, I feel like women are adding more grandeur to their day wear. This squared-off bouffant adds the perfect amount of edge to a cocktail dress," said Javier.

GET THE LOOK – MAKEUP: "The skin has a yummy healthiness," said Espinet. He powdered skin with MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Natural for a super natural finish. Instead of blush, Espinet contoured the face with a slightly darker shade of powder, on the edges of the face for increased definition. Eyes were lined with MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder, concentrating the intense black pigment inside the lower lashlines, with a smudge of MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon on top. A coat of MAC ProLash Mascara in Black on uncurled lashes topped off the eyes. Lips were nude, but "not a 60's light lips," said Espinet. He used MAC Pro Lip Erase, a flesh-tone balm, for a pout that looked creamy and healthy - never matte.

GET THE LOOK – HAIR: Javier used products from the Kerastase Green Line for volume. The key to this look is rollers and teasing. "For the Gibson-y pompadour effect in front, you need to use rollers to get the root to really stick up," said Javier. He suggests holding the front piece of hair down flat on the forehead, and rolling hair up into the hot roller for the highest effect. Then, tease at the root, comb over to slightly smooth it, and twist hair up into a chignon in back.
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