Dreamy ’20s-Inspired Geisha Bride – 2011

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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

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

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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

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Pink Fur, Faces, Nails – 2016

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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

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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

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Glitter Glitters on Faces – 2016

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 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

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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.

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Square Wing Extends on Eye For Fall – 2015

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Square Wing Extends on Eye For Fall - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Tom Pecheux’s eye makeup for the Badgley Mischka NY Fashion Week Fall 2015 Show featured a square wing, not a pointy one, which extended past the edge of the eye. He used Mac’s Blacktrack topped with Petrol Blue, both from the Fluidline, then he added false eyelashes. Lips were a soft pink. For more from this show, click HERE 

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Mac Cosmetics … Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil …Nails: Deborah Lippmann … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Seen on Scene New York Fashion Week 3 – 2015

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Seen on Scene New York Fashion Week 3 – 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Day 3. Seen on Scene. Fab fashionistas, cool ones photographed backstage, cold, snowy, windy outside.

Top Left To Right: Blue hair (Manic Panic Rockabilly Blue) falling over one eye on Mac makeup artist, Corey Sanders backstage at Adina Cohen, who showed some magnificent beaded evening gowns … Also at the Adina Cohen show, Marissa Jade Willinsky, Mac makeup artist, with her stand-out 3-tone hair she did herself using Special Effects for the red, Adore for the yellow, Pravana for the orange … Ladaska Mechelle, swimwear designer, did her own braided topknot as well as any pro, backstage at the Academy University School of Fashion Show.

Bottom Left to Right: Smashing shoes worn by Mara Hoffman’s tiny tot  daughter who wore fashions with matching fabrics … NelsonBlackle shoes and boots TDF at the Asian Fashion Collection Global Incubation Project show, by Doc Martens … Scarf-wrapped on short greyed hair of TIGI hair assistant at the Mara Hoffman show … knitted cap slanting jauntily to one side on photographer Ben Stone backstage at the Mara Hoffman show, which had terrific TIGI hair.

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