Celebrity makeup artist Tamah and celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell recently worked with Alexa Chung for the Louis Vuitton “Series 2” The Exhibition on Thursday, February 5th in Los Angeles, CA.
“We were inspired by the Louis Vuitton clothing, which was quite reminiscent of the early 70’s," commented Tamah. "And when we all got to talking, somehow Stevie Nicks came up. We evolved into a black smokey eye and a nude opaque lip. Having worked with Alexa for the last seven years, I can say she has such amazing intuitive style that she always makes it easy! Tonight, in the end, it was all about the eyes."
Get the Look: Makeup
1. Says Tamah, “For the eyes, I started with Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Cream Color Shadow in Lava at the upper lash line, and blended from there to the crease of her eye. Next I layered MAC Carbon Eyeshadow under Christian Dior 5 Colors pallet #708 (upper left color) and I blended that under her lower lash line as well. I added Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black to the water line of her eyes, and finished with two coats of Eyeko Black Magic Mascara on top and bottom lashes.
2. "I kept the skin quite clean, only using Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in #123 under her eyes, and Make Up For Ever Flash Color Stick in Rosewood #32 as a cream blush.
3. "On her lips, I used Lime Crime Lipstick in Coquette."
Get the Look: Hair
1. Says Russell, "Starting on damp hair, I used Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray, concentrating through the crown and spreading to the lengths of the hair.
2. "I rough-dried her hair to about 95% dry and smoothed with a Mason Pearson Brush and a blow dryer. I then curled with a 1.25-inch iron loosely.
3. "Next, I broke apart the waves and sprayed R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo, then sprayed R+Co Salt Spray into my hands and lightly scrunched it on the ends for texture.
4. "Then, I sectioned out the hair around the face and pulled a desired amount into a low 'half up' and pinned it into place.
5. "To finish, I used R+Co Hairspray and placed a vintage hairpin into the center of my half up knot."
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