Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ‘10 NYC: J. Mendel

For my final fashion show of the fall/winter 2010 season, I headed over to Bryant Park to see the stunning J. Mendel presentation. For the hair, Ted Gibson for L'Oreal Professionnel wanted to echo the designer's clean lines and effortless sexiness. He created a sleek look by smoothing out the hair with L'Oreal Professional Freezing Mist, which adds shine but doesn't restrict movement. Gibson used the models' face shapes to determine a part, then brought the front side sections back into hidden low ponytails to add some dimension and keep the hair behind the ears.

The makeup look from Wendy Rowe for Bobbi Brown was fresh, youthful and warm. "It's a very structured face," Rowe told me. "I used highlights and shadows and natural skin tones to bring out angles." The eyes were given a light suede cream shadow and a precise application of liner that went just beyond the corners, while the barely there lips had a touch of Crystal Lipgloss in the center.

Pattie Yankee from Dashing Diva was responsible for the nails, which were painted in the neutral She. E. O. shade.

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