Viva La Mexico at Mara Hoffman


Bold, bright prints were all the rage backstage at Mara Hoffman and the inspiration –Mexico. To compliment these eye-catching patterns Nick Irwin, TIGI's European Creative Director, incorporated colorful material by weaving it into high top knots that elongated the models faces.  To make it runway worthy, he added texture with crimped synthetic hair, braided with the patterns weaved right in.

To create the look at home, place your hair in a high ponytail wrapping a piece of ribbon into it and braid it using the ribbon as the third strand.  Wrap the braid into a top knot and voila!  For hold you can use Work It Hairspray from the Catwalk Sessions Series by TIGI.

For the makeup, Lead Makeup Artist Lottie for Make Up For Ever wanted to showcase strong powerful women, in this case Mexican mothers.  By focusing on the contours of the face and creating strong brows like artist, Frieda Kahlo (sans the unibrow).  Lottie showcases the contours by brushing Make Up For Ever Shadows in #76 and #98 in the hollows on the cheeks in a circular motion moving outward.  She highlighted and illuminate complexion using Star Powder in #902 and #974.  Lottie shared a great tip for girls at home, to create depth and a sculpted wet look you can use Vaseline on your eyes by dabbing on the eyelids up to the brow.  Can't wait to try it at home!