Cyborg Futuristic Eye @ Kaimin NYFW – 2019

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cyborg Futuristic Eye @ Kaimin NYFW - 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Fun futuristic cyborg eye by Romero Jenning for Mac Cosmetics at the Kaimin Cyber-Ordinary New York Fashion Week Show for Fall/Winter 2019. “The Kaimin show was about fun clothing and was architectural,” said the makeup artist” who was also inspired by the Blade Runner movie for this sexy fun makeup, which reflected everything he needed reflect. For the fab fashions, hair and nails from this sensational show, CLICK HERE

Makeup: Romero Jenning, Mac Cosmetics …. Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Cool Cyborg Hair @ Kaimin NYFW – 2019

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cool Cyborg Hair @ Kaimin NYFW - 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Cyborg hair, makeup and fashions at the Kaimin New York Fashion Show for Fall/Winter 2019 were from another planet. Peter Gray created his interpretation of Cyborg haircuts calling them “brutalist haircuts and shapes inspired by the architecture of Zaha Hadid and Sassoon Old School Classics. He said he was “going in with all guns blazing, and it’s going to be crazy.” It was. Here’s one of his wigs worn with cool Cyborg makeup by Romero Jenning.  For more fab fashions and hair photos, CLICK HERE



Dreamy ’20s-Inspired Geisha Bride – 2011

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dreamy '20s-Inspired Geisha Bride – 2011

Photo: Martin Scott Powell

I have always loved the feeling of this dreamy ’20s-inspired Geisha Bride from the Elisa Palomino New York Fashion Week Show in 2011. Yes, the hair by Jon Reyman for Aveda is somewhat big, and exaggerated, as is the large squashy flower with feathers, but the fashions, the model, the photograph, the bride are all fabulous divine wonderful, don’t you think? For more NYFW brides, click HERE 

Hair; Jon Reyman, Aveda … Product: Aveda Control Force … Makeup: Gregory Alt, Mac Cosmetics … Photo: Martin Scott Powell


MAC’s “Girlfriend Of A Rock Star Eye”- 2017

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

MAC's "Girlfriend Of A Rock Star Eye"- 2017

Photo: Courtesy MAC Cosmetics

“Girlfriend of a rock star” smoky eye inspired by Metallica with copper on the inner upper eyelid, a platinum highlight featured on the lower lid for a chic hard rock look – with softened diffused edges. By the MAC Pro Team for the Balmain Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017 Show designed by Olivier Rousteing.   ProLongwear Fluidline in Blacktrack was used to create the flat black shape around the eye. Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline was applied on the waterline to define. Eye Shadow in Carbon was used to soften the edges and diffuse. Pigment In Copper was applied on the inner upper eyelid for a high-shine copper highlight. Pigment in Platinum was applied along the outer lower lid for a platinum highlight and extension to the eye.  Love it.
Makeup: Tom Pecheux and the MAC Pro Team … Photo (detail): Courtesy MAC


Pink Fur, Faces, Nails – 2016

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Pink Fur, Faces, Nails – 2016

Photos: Paul Morejón

Think pink fur, so glamorous, as seen here at the Area New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2016. Pink fur, all pinks, will be big this fall and winter. Worn here with a  metallic pink lamé dress, designed by Beckett Fogg and Plotrek Panszczyk. The nails, by Tracylee had Swarovski crystals in strategic places here and there, not on every nail. The color was “Make Me Blush” by Red Carpet. Faces were by Georgina Graham for MAC Cosmetics, inspired by “cool girls who have a minimal street feeling,” The lip was a delicious matte chocolate, a new Mac Eye Gloss was introduced. To see the “Hair Strapping” by Peter Gray, click HERE

Hair: Peter Gray, Cutler/Redken … Makeup: Georgina Graham, Mac Cosmetics … Nails: Tracelee, Red Carpet Manicure … Photos: Paul Morejón


Two-Tone Red Lips – 2010

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Two Tone Red Lips

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Red lips were hot news for Fall. And forever.  For something different, try these two-tone red lips by Makky for MAC Cosmetics, as seen at the Nanette Lepore Fall 2010 NY Fashion Week show. He used MAC’s Magenta Lip Pencil on the top, Lip Forever, a burgundy, on the bottom. Interesting but subtle. TDF. For some great hair and more lips from this show, click HERE 

Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Glitter Glitters on Faces – 2016

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Glitter Glitters on Faces – 2016

Photos: © Paul Morejón

Glitter glittering is cool right now. The New York Fashion Week Presentation for Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda featured punk, goth, romance and glitter on faces for her and him. Maki Ryoke, Mac Makeup Artist, blew the glitter on in strategic places, protecting the rest of the face and the hair by Peter Gray, which included three different hair looks presented in three different rooms. Here, the hair is crimped in here and there on her and glam, softly waved, behind one ear on him, worn with an athletic hoodie look tied with a satin bow. For more on the Nicopanda trend-setting genderless ones like no others, click HERE

Hair: Peter Gray, Cutler/Redken … Products: Redken Guts 10, Outshine 01 … Makeup: Maki Ryoke, Mac Cosmetics … Photos: © Paul Morejón


Phone Lights Up Mac Faces @ #NYFW – 2016

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Phone Lights Up Mac Faces @ #NYFW - 2016

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Clever Clever. Seen on Scene. Some smart Mac makeup artists used a smart phone mounted with handy makeup and brushes to perfect the makeup on models backstage just before the shows started. The lighting was equivalent to that of a powerful camera and it stayed steady bathing the model’s face with flattering and practical light. We saw the iPhone 6 and Galaxy in use and photographed a model getting a finishing touch up at the #AAU #NYFW show. We also photographed a close-up (bottom) of one in use at the Badgley Mischka show for Spring 2015.  Inspiration for all makeup artists backstage.  Brilliant.