"The inspiration came from a Lady GaGa picture," said Catherine Laniel, Creative Director of Makeup for Montreal Fashion Week in Collaboration with P&G Beauty, about last evening's beauty look for vampy-sweet line Coccolily. "Eyes were very two-tone -- white, black, very simple, and very precise." In fact, that GaGa Flare cover served as reference on the beauty boards (see below). Models' eyelids were an opaque base of white (the white end of the CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx topped with a setting-and-intensifying layer of #62o eye shadow in Snow Blossom), graphically contoured with black pencil "to make it super strong and very edgy," and amped up with the shimmering black end of the Onyx ShadowBlast. Lashlines were further defined with black LineExact liquid liner, and finished with three sets of false eyelashes -- two on top and one on the bottom -- for a super-lush bedroom-eyes effect.
Pale skin underscored the dramatic eyes, and cheeks glowed a luminous soft pink with TruBlend Microminerals blush. Lips were a "vintage-inspired" milky version of the same sweet pink, muted with foundation then slicked with a combo of Continuous Shine Lipstick in Parisian Pink and sheer lilac ShineBlast gloss in Dazzle. (Click on the GaGa beauty-board image to enlarge.)
Montreal Fashion Week's Creative Director for Hair, Denis Binet, described his hair approach as "the look from the black girl for the white girl -- very red carpet, exaggerated, big and very, very sexy." To get a cloud-of-curls effect, Binet used Pantene Pro-V Volume Mousse on spritzed-damp hair and twisted each section of before winding it around the barrel of a small hot iron. Ice Shine Hairspray in Maximum Hold helped make for gorgeous hair-halos under the runway lights. (The photo below doesn't show that -- I'm still figuring out the features of my Fujifilm F70 EXR -- but you can see beautiful Ghana-born designer Naana Tennachie Yankey and her design assistant Emmanuelle Blanchette on the catwalk at the close of the show, Coccolily's first at MFW).