On the Runway

Beauty Diary: The ShOws Day 2, Steven Tai and Jeremy Laing

For the second day of the shOws we went backstage to get a beauty run-down from COVERGIRL & Pantene experts before Steven Tai and Jeremy Laing presented.


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You can sit with us:  The Beckerman sisters, moi and FLARE‘s Jed Tallo, Jillian Vieira, Emily Ramshaw and Truc Nguyen. // Photo by Andrew Lovesey

Steven Tai and Jeremy Laing both presented collections at the shOws that acknowledged today’s appreciation for androgyny, mixed with feminine flowing fabrics and bright colours. The two lines seemed like they were in a dialogue with one another. For the masculine shapes of Tai’s collection, a feminine beauty approach was taken. To play with the clean lines in his collection, Laing opted for an androgynous beauty look. Here’s a more in depth breakdown.

Steven Tai SS’14

Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist Justin German went soft for Tai’s presentation with loose waves created by braiding the hair first and then running a straightening iron over the braid. He used Pantene Pro-V Silky Moisture Whip and Pro-V Stylers Texturizing Sculpting Wax to get the girls’ hair texturized.

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Steven Tai SS’14 // Photo by Michael Ho

COVERGIRL Makeup Pro, Amélie Ducharme, went with a soft, but fresh look. She used only COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara in Very Black on the eyes and concentrated on the eyebrows, brushing the hairs upwards with Professional Natural Lash Mascara in Clear. Ducharme and I decided it was a Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon kind of look—naturally gorgeous while stranded on a desert island.

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Ducharme perfecting a model’s pout // Photo by Vittoria Natarelli

Steven Tai Finale

Steven Tai SS’14 finale // Photo by Vittoria Natarelli


Jeremy Laing SS’14

German described the several steps involved for the Jeremy Laing hair as if he were instructing a science experiment. A cornrow was completed and hidden under a layer of hair that was held by an elastic intertwined in the cornrow. The look is meant to mimic the dent in a woman’s hair after she wears a baseball cap. The rest of the hair had a slight, natural wave. He used Pantene Pro-V Smooth with Argan Oil Shine Serum to give their hair that luscious shine. Did we mentioned German was sporting Givenchy’s plaid doberman tee?

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German’s hair tutorial // Photo by Vittoria Natarelli

For the Jeremy Laing show, the beauty look was androgyny inspired. Ducharme used COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Creme Foundation and COVERGIRL + Olay Eye Rehab CC Cream with Clump Crusher Mascara in Brown to just slightly enhance the girls’ features. She said their own cheekbones and bone-structure would do the rest of the work.

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The Jeremy Laing look // Photo by Michael Ho

    Jeremy Laing SS'14 and FLARE's Andrew Lovesey on the right / Photo by Vittoria Natarelli

Jeremy Laing SS’14 with FLARE‘s Andrew Lovesey on the right // Photo by Vittoria Natarelli