Monday, May 31, 2010

Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion


I was approached by fellow makeup artist (and great friend) Javier Romero to see if I wanted to do makeup on Ecliptica's Fall 2010 show called "Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion". When he asked me this all I could do was gasp and stare in shock. I'd seen their show last season and they were my favorite out of everyone at Puerto Rico's High Fashion Week so to be asked to work with them was an honor.


I was approached by fellow makeup artist (and great friend) Javier Romero to see if I wanted to do makeup on Ecliptica's Fall 2010 show called "Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion". When he asked me this all I could do was gasp and stare in shock. I'd seen their show last season and they were my favorite out of everyone at Puerto Rico's High Fashion Week so to be asked to work with them was an honor.

They day of the fashion show I was so nervous, I mean this was a real fashion show with real, professional models. Javier called me and asked if I could stop by Sephora and get a gel liner from there because he only had 1 for all the models and it was getting a little hectic. Of course, I stopped at Sephora and got the liner. After wards I made my way to the show and got backstage. There most of the girls already had all their hair done and guess what? They were eating too! Whoever said models don't eat never met a Puerto Rican model haha! Javier told me to set myself up and so I did. The look he wanted for the show was youthful skin, dramatic purple gel liner and a hint of purple on the lips, it was all about the purple. I The first girl I did makeup on had the most amazing eyebrows I've ever seen, long, thick, arched eyebrows; just beautiful!

(Aren't her eyebrows gorgeous? Love them!

I did makeup on 4 of the models and what I did was really simple. First I applied MAC's Painterly paint pot all over the lid as a base and then I applied Jesse's Girls' Champagne eyeshadow to give a bit of a frost to the eyes. For the liner first I applied some Blacktrack Fluidline (MAC) and set it with black eyeshadow. Then came the fun part: LINER! The purple glitter iner looked stunning over the black, it was perfect. For the lips we simply put just a little bit of "Up the Amp" by MAC and some clear gloss.



Some of you know that I store most of my lipsticks in a pillbox, it's just more convenient this way. Everyone was amazed by the idea of it and wanted one for themselves. Even Mariana Vicente, Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2010 took a look at my kit and wanted to see the pillbox. She thought it was a great idea, she jokingly said "Hmm, see today is a Monday, so I'm wearing my Monday lipstick today. Today's Tuesday so I'm gonna wear my Tuesday lipstick. Today's Wednesday but it feels like a Friday so I'm gonna wear my Friday color!" She was so funny! =D

After all the girls had their makeup done then came the frenzy. They all had to change and get into shoes that were either too big or too small for them. The ones that had shoes that were too big stuffed them with paper towels! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? Some of the models started to sweat a bit from all the running around and changing so there we were all 4 of us makeup artists to tend to them and powder them down. Before the show began the models lined up and that's when their nerves kicked in. That's also when I was running around as well making sure they didn't sweat.

One minute before the show began Javier and I made our way to she floor where we could see the runway from the photographers' perspective. We scooted down there and looked at the girls walk the runway, they looked beautiful! The show went on without a hitch. I tried to take pictures of the models but my camera didn't work too well. I was able to get a short video of the girls doing the final walk and the designers coming out on the runway.

All in all it was a GREAT experience that I hope to repeat again and again.

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Thanks for reading,


- Carolina









3 comments:

  1. Awesome. I hope I will be able to do this someday, though it sounds a little stressful. I love the liner & that first model is so pretty!

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  2. It's an adrenaline rush, so good! lol
    The first model is Alejandra Ramos Muñoz, she is GORGEOUS! She's the new face for Rimmel London in Latin America, she in the new campaign for the brand with Zooey Deschanel and Solange Knowles. She deserves it, such a sweet girl!

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  3. flattered, love this article!

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