To welcome the Fall season, we teamed up with Benjamin Ruiz, global makeup artist and Laura Mercier’s Director of Global Creative Artistry, to recreate FIVE different Fall/Winter 2016 runway-inspired looks. Make this September a month to remember by giving these looks a try for your next night out!
1. GRAPHIC GLARE
Using a black eyeliner pencil, Ben outlined the shape of the graphic liner before going over it with liquid eyeliner. He kept the rest of the makeup pared back and neutral, save for some peachy blush above the cheekbones. For the hair, Pro hairstylist Klement Ang gave Ieva a sleek masculine side part. This look reminded us of iconic 60s model Twiggy back in her heyday.
2. TAUPE TENDENCIES
Taupe is a shade that suits just about everyone! Ben went for a shimmery taupe-brown shade on the eyelids which really brought out the green in Ieva’s dreamy eyes. He finished off the look with a cognac shade on the lips and cheeks.
3. SILVER SIGHTS
Inspired by the cybernetic silver eyeshadow trend, Ben packed a shimmery silver shade onto Ieva’s eyelids and along the lower lash line. He added a graphic line below that to add a futuristic feel to the look.
Taking a nod to the 1980s disco era, Ben recreated his version of a modern Studio 54 diva with a dark glossy smokey eye and creamy coral lips.
5. GLAMOROUS GOTH
For the fifth and final look, we wanted to create something along the lines of “goth-girl-goes-to-a-fancy-ball”. Ben created a dramatic plum smokey eye and a hyperreal glossy gradient lip.
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Makeup: Benjamin Ruiz/Laura Mercier | Hair: Klement Ang/Taurus Salon | Text & Styling: Clara Siew | Art Direction: Audrey Lim | Photography: Gerald Goh/Image Rom | Model: Ieva/Andrews Models | All Outfits: Cuevolution