• 4.17.14

    Liam Dunn's Latest Beauty Look: One-Part Jet Set, One-Part Tropical Splendor

    Liam Dunn designed the perfect beauty look – one-part jet set, one-part tropical splendor – for Fantastics magazine's story, "Do You Know the Way to St Tropez?" Photographer Gail Hadani remarked: "The fashion for the shoot required hair and makeup that could complement the latest trends in shape and color. Liam's hair and makeup greatly enhanced each [ensemble] to make beautiful images."

    Dunn infused the idea of decadence in the south of France with beauty codes from the disco era. "I wanted the hair to be playful and not too stiff, nor with any hard lines to it," he said. "The bob length was already fresh, but I needed to add volume." He first scrunched the hair with Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse, then went through it with three curling irons. "For the bottom section of the hair, I used a very small curling iron – as small as a pencil – which gave the hair a ton of volume." Brushing out the curls with a Mason Pearson brush left locks fuller. "I played with the hair throughout the shoot using Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, so it wouldn't read as stiff," Dunn noted. "For this story, I thought the hair needed to be soft and touchable."

    For the makeup, Dunn concentrated on the model's eyes and creating a rounder (instead of almond) shape, so they would appear open and innocent. "I applied fake eyelashes and used the longest lashes on the middle of the eyelid, forming an ellipse," he explained. "I put eye shadow [Dior 5-Couleur Eyeshadow in Petal Shine 809] on the top of the eye, with minimal definition underneath." He also used a bit of glitter to reflect light in a softer way.

    Finally, Dunn applied Diorskin Nude BB Creme, Diorskin Rosy Glow in Petal to cheeks, the brand's Flamenco Red to lips, and Aventure to nails. "The lip and nail were quite glamorous," Dunn shared.

    Photographer: Gail Hadani at Maxine Tall Management
    Stylist: Ashley Falcon at Creative Artists
    Model: Lucy at Muse

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