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Dolly Parton Meets Liza Minnelli at Chris Benz - Fall 2012

By Klaudia Tirico / February 16, 2012


(All photos by Mat Szwajkos for Beauty Blitz)

To compliment Chris Benz's "festive, girly collection," Daniel Martin for Lancome was inspired by "1980's Dolly Parton meets Liza Minnelli in Cabaret." He actually cancelled out the models' eyebrows with Elmer's Glue Stick so the eyeshadow could be brought up over the brows to create an "ombre effect." To get the eye color, Daniel mixed Color Design Eyeshadow in All That Glitters with the silver shade in the Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Violet Magnetique. He blended it all over the lid up to the brow. For the lips, Daniel created a "milky, tangerine pout" by applying Rouge in Love in Sweet Embrace followed by the peachy blush from the Blush Subtil palette in the center of the lip. He finished it off with a swipe of Juicy Tubes in Pure. "The look is pretty, but dishevled," he added.

Models wore three nail looks at the show. Ana-Maria for Lancome used Vernis in Love polish in Gris Angora, Noir Cavia, and Chocolat Mordore. Models who wore Gris Angora and Noir Caviar received a matte top coat, while models who wore Chocolat Mordore got a glossy top coat.

The outrageous hair was created by Nick Irwin for Tigi who turned an acrylic wig into a huge beehive inspired by "the latter half of Judy Garland's life and mid-western housewife glamour in the 1950s or 60s." Nick used Catwalk by Tigi Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo while "back-brushing" for a dry, vintage look and sealed the deal with Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray.