Yoshiyuki Miyamae named his Issey Miyake Fall ’14 collection as a “Rhythmatic Forest,” but for make-up artist Alex Box, the collection delineates as “poetic.” That specific word had the power to describe the essence of the collection itself, alongside the beauty look that was carried throughout. The harmonious and architectural feel from Miyamae’s designs was recreated by Box’s focus on light and serenity for the eyes. The skin was maintained bare but porcelain looking by applying a modest amount of M.A.C’s Strobe Liquid Lotion, alongside respective Studio Sculpt FD depending on the skin tones. A minimal touch of “Close To You” and “Dusty Mauve” from M.A.C’s Fall ’14 Trend Forecast Lip Palette was later smudged by hand as blush on the cheeks. For the eyes, Box started countouring them with “Storm Cloud” eyeshadow from the Fall 14 Trend Forecast Eye Palette – using first a #109 small brush to delineate, and a #219 small pencil brush for under the eyes. Following, a touch of “Superwatt” eyeshadow (almost dusty-brown looking) was applied halfway under the eyes, and “Pure Flash” (soft-peach hue) for the center of the eyelids – both offered an icy-shimmer. To finish, a bright detail was traced with M.A.C’s Fluid & Coppertone Pencil on the top-and-bottom corner of the eyelids. Lips were later conditioned to increase their glow.
Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman also created a look that connected within the nature aspect of Miyamae’s designs. By using Wella Profesionals, Souleiman moist the models hair to have a manageable texture, then brushed it all the way to the back – as if trying to make a pony-tail. Souleiman didn’t want to divide the hair’s left-and-right side with an obvious line in the middle, so instead, he carefully combed the sides and swirled each onto two strands that afterwards were twisted into a cone – centered on the head’s back. The result? A polished, structured, and minimalist chignon.
By Jhon Jairo Santos
Fashion Director USA
Photos by Greg Mitola