New York Fashion Week Fall13: Beauty Trends at Timo Weiland

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While flowing tresses are often overlooked for stunning dresses, the backstage beauty at Timo Weiland demanded our attention. Trends flowed freely from the hands of some of the nation’s most talented hair stylists, makeup artists and manicurists. Natural talent, learned skill and years of experience fill the tiny rooms behind the runway. And like fashion design, trends evolved at the mercy of beauty greats Chantel Miller (MAC Cosmetics) , Joseph Dimaggio (L’Oréal Professionnel) and Erin Giddings (Zoya).

The theme at Timo Weiland was understated but impactful. Miller said she went for a Lower East Side vibe by keeping the focus on natural texture and contouring rather than color. MAC Pro Sculpting Cream (Coffee Walnut), MAC Studio Finish Concealer and MAC Cream Colour Base (Hush) were used to create the look, among others. To maintain a human texture, Miller opted for a dome brush in two sizes for cheek application. MAC Cremeblend Blush was used on the lips to avoid an unnatural appearance.

Dimaggio kept the look going with his “feminine tomboy” take on hair, which he felt would look casual and effortless yet refined and styled. The stylist used a flat iron to create subtle, air dry-esque waves and set with L’Oréal Professionnel’s True Grip Texturizing PowderVolume Expand Volumizing Leave-In Spray and L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer Shine Illuminating Mist.

Zoya artist Erin Giddings worked with the Timo Weiland team to create the perfect shade of deep midnight blue by blending Godiva, Dahlia and Nyx. The result is another texture-based beauty phenomenon – a glittering matte polish executed flawlessly using Zoya’s most buzz-worthy collection yet, Pixie Dust. This trend is, no doubt, the must have nail polish of 2013.

Timo Weiland’s beauty team wasn’t the only crew to go for natural, feminine and effortless. Watch my blog Heartland Underdog for more reviews, follow me on Twitter and keep coming back to The Style List for more NYFW coverage

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