On Saturday, April 9, Christos, Kenneth Pool, and Amsale displayed their Spring 2012 bridal collections in New York City. Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin partnered with Koh Gen Do cosmetics to create flawless, gorgeous looks for the models in this show.
But Martin’s looks aren’t just appropriate for the runway and/or for when you’re getting married–they’re looks that you can wear off the runway. Many of Martin’s makeup tips, tricks, and products can be incorporated into your everyday look.
For the Christos models, who were to have a whimsical and ethereal look, Martin aimed to make the models look flushed and delicate. To do this, he created a natural-looking flush on the cheeks, eyes, and lips using Koh Gen Do’s Coral Pink Fresh Face Cheek and Lipstick Colors. For an everyday flushed glow, he advises using Koh Gen Do’s Fresh Face Cheek Color in Coral Pink on the eye and then pulling the color down to your cheek with your finger. Martin also used Koh Gen Do’s Moisture Cocnealer, Aqua Foundation, and Mifanshi Face Powder to complete the look.
The Kenneth Pool models were to look a little more bold and dramatic than the Christos models. Martin sculpted the models’ faces and eyes with Koh Gen Do’s shimmering Caramel Bronze Fresh Face Cheek Color. He also used Koh Gen Do’s Triple Lighting Foundation, Aqua Foundation WT-00, and Aqua Foundation for these models’ looks. Martin suggests using Aqua Foundation WT-00 on the areas where the sun would hit your face the most; this will create a youthful glow and highlight your skin.
The Amsale models were to have a modern and sleek look, so Martin focused on highlighting the models’ skin with Aqua Foundation WT-00 (he also used the Caramel Bronze Fresh Face Cheek Color and Moisture Concealer) and giving them strong, bold lips. Martin suggests using a concealer such as Koh Gen Do’s Moisture Concealer prior to applying lipstick–this helps to mute your natural lip color, which makes the lipstick act as a longer-lasting pop of color.
The models in this show had their hair styled by Redken stylists, who used products like Pure Force 16 hairspray to add shine and control hairstyles, the Fashion Work 12 hairspray to shape and finish styles, and the weightless Shine Flash 02 spray to make hair shinier and silkier.
Interested in trying Koh Gen Do’s products to achieve a flawless complexion? You can find them at Barneys New York or check ’em out online at www.kohgendocosmetics.com. To purchase Redken products, visit www.redken.com or stop in to their salon on 5th Avenue, NYC.