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.
"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.
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.
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.
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?