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MFW Backstage Beauty: Black Ribbon Bangs at Tavan & Mitto

Sleek high ponytails, polished skin and glossy red lips offset bold black ribbon bangs at Tavan & Mitto. Make your own black ribbon bangs?
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I'm at Montreal Fashion Week for the next few days, checking out the Fall/Winter 2012 runway looks by CoverGirl and Pantene for Quebec-based Canadian designers such as Marie Saint Pierre, Melissa Nepton, Eve Gravel and Rud by Rudsak. Last night at Tavan & Mitto, I was struck by clip-on bangs not made by Jessica Simpson's mane bestie, Ken Paves.

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"Azamit, the stylist for Tavan & Mitto, wears these pieces out regularly," explained Denis Binet, the chief hair stylist for Montreal Fashion Week and Pantene/Clairol Quebec consultant.

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Technically, the dense fringe of black ribbon strips didn't clip on -- it attached via hair comb. Every model wore black, no matter her hair colour.

Pantene Medium-Thick Hair Style Creme

To offset the accessory, Binet loaded each model's hair with Pantene Classic Total Control Gel and Pantene Medium-Thick Hairstyle Creme to make the hair easier to smooth back into a sleek, high ponytail. "The creme makes the finish less crispy," he said.

Amelie Ducharme, chief makeup artist and Covergirl Quebec consultant, balanced the big-bang drama with polished skin and glossy true-red lips.

CoverGirl Tone Rehab

The team of artists used Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation topped with Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder to even out model complexions. On lips, they layered lipstick then liner then lipstick again using Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in #305 Hot and Lip Perfection Liner in #200 Sublime, and finished with a slick of clear Covergirl Shineblast Lipgloss.

"We haven't seen a lot of gloss lately," she said. "We brought it back to complement the mix of structure and flow, texture (wool, sequins) and colours (saffron, navy, copper) in the Tavan & Mitto collection."

Love the lip. What do you think of the bangs?

Model: Victoire/Folio.