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New York: Backstage at Reem Acra Fall 2014


Sleek and streamlined beauty was paired with ornately beaded and embroidered gowns at Reem Acra Fall 2014. Here is what the teams from Art Partner, led by famed stylist Didier Malige, OPI Nails, and Makeup Guru Pat McGrath did to create the look. 

First up, the hair. 

"I call it a couture ponytail" Malige told SW backstage at the show as he demonstrated the sleek, almost wet-look, pony he was creating using Rene Furterer products. "Because, like couture clothes, this look has underpinning which give it support and structure."

Products used in the creation of the looks included:

Rene Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray. To smooth the front and give hair extra shine.

Rene Furterer Vegetal Sculpting Gel to provide a foundation for shaping.

Rene Furterer After Sun Leave In Moisturizing Spray to add additional moisture and prolong the wet-look of hair.

Rene Furterer Glossing Spray to add a super-high shine finish.

Rene Furterer Lissea Thermal Protection Spray to protect ends before flat-ironing.

Rene Furterer Finishing Spray to hold hair without out stiffness or stickiness.

While that was going on, over on the other side of the room, Pat McGrath and her beauty team were creating a pretty, yet simple and pared down look. The focal point of the look (the dark lined eyes) was created using Covergirl's Bombshell Intensity Liner on the waterline followed by a "buffed to a subtle shadow" black hue on the lids.

Rounding out the effortless glam look was an almost-nude hue on the nails,  Barre My Soul by OPI.

All images: C. Hope for Style Wylde.

For more from the Reem Acra Fall 2014 collection check out the full runway recap from the show here.