Beauty Close-Up from the Academy of Art University Fall ’12 Fashion Show

Here’s a closer look at the hair and make-up from the Academy of Art University Fall ’12 Fashion Show! Our fabulous team from Aveda helped bring the beautiful vision to life. Make-up artists created a subtly smokey eye with soft brown and plum shadows and black liner, finishing the look with a few coats of mascara. And – though the eyes looked gorgeous – the lips truly stole the show. First, a layer of fuschia lipstick was applied, and then topped with an even brighter coat of gloss. And when we say gloss, we mean super gloss – this stuff was practically shellac.  The bright lips added the perfect pop of color on the runway.

The hair had a definite ’60s feel. Stylists back-combed the models’ hair to create volume at the crown, and then slicked it back. The ends were tied and tucked under, creating a soft, rounded edge. The whole look was amazing and the girls looked so gorgeous – guess that’s why they’re models!

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Hair stylists are given a tutorial.

The boys get in on the action, too.

All photos courtesy of Photo Events NYC.

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