Parisian chic was the inspiration behind the hair and makeup at Banana Republic’s fall/winter 2016 collection. And while the effortless glam style definitely requires a bit of work, it’s simple to master thanks to tips from the pros behind the look. Keep reading to find out how you can rock the look, now!
Banana Republic is known for their classic pieces with modern detailing, but this season, the brand put a Parisian spin on things. To complement the casual yet stylish collection, the models were either given loose low ponytails or undone waves and a soft cat eye with a nude or red stained lip.
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“She’s at the cafe, hanging out, stealing kisses from her boyfriend,” Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero told us of the Banana Republic girl. To match the collection’s mood, Sarah created an almond-shaped cat eye by starting with Stila Smudge Pop in Black from the middle of the eye out to the cat eye flick. She then blended the Stila Smudge Pot in Brown at the middle of the eye towards the inner corner for a softer take on the classic cat eye.
Black mascara and a touch of Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color completed the eyes. For the lips, Sarah either gave the models a red lip stain with Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Natasha, or a more neutral blush color with Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Olivia.
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“She doesn’t care, but her hair always looks cool,” Cutler/Redken hairstylist Brian Buenaventura said of the looks he created. Giving models undone low ponytails or tousled waves, Brian prepped each girl’s hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for texture.
For the ponytails, Brian gave the girls a perfect middle part and left the hair loose at the front before gathering the rest of the hair into a low ponytail. For the waves, Brian gave the girls a left side part and used a one and a 1/4-inch curling iron in an ‘S’ wave by angling the iron vertically as he curled the hair. To finish, he pulled some hair forward on the right side for an effortless feel and lightly sprayed the hair with Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray.
Which way will you wear the look, HollywoodLifers?