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Backstage Beauty: Alice + Olivia models achieve natural innocence

Models pose at the Alice + Olivia Spring

Models pose at the Alice + Olivia Spring 2014 runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Sept. 9, 2013) Credit: Meghan Giannotta

To complement designer Stacey Bendet’s elegant Spring 2014 runway designs, the Alice + Olivia models at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showed off an innocent look of easily achieved perfection.

With their hair in side-parted ballerina buns and barely-there makeup, the models showed off Bendet’s designs with a non-distracting elegance.

To achieve the models' angelic look, makeup artists used a selection of Stila cosmetics, including compact eye shadow and CC Cream.   

“The most important part of this look is the neutral color,” said makeup artist Sara Lucero.  “CC Cream by Stila helps to correct any redness so the skin just looks healthy. They look flawless.”








The makeup artists also used Stila’s white Jewel Eye Shadow to create a wide-eyed look.

“The white color works with every girl here,” Lucero said. “They’re wearing pearls and their hair is pulled back, so it creates that pearlesque feel.”










Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director of TIGI hairdressing, said that the models’ simple buns helped to preserve a youthful feel. To keep the ballet bun sleek, hairdressers used TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Mousse, which prevented shorter hairs from flying loose.










Completing their look of natural beauty, the Alice + Olivia models had neutral painted nails with a hardly noticeable half-moon French tip. Both of natural shades nail artists used Sally Hansen polish as a basecoat and Floss Gloss LTD Pro Lacquer for the hidden moon tip. 

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