Steal the Look: Mikhael Kale’s FW16 Off-Duty Punk Beauty

Toronto Fashion Week is here and we’re covering it all, from the fashion (and being a part of the street style), to getting the inside scoop on the backstage beauty. First up, we’re dishing on the off-duty punk beauty look spotted at the fall/winter 2016 Mikhael Kale show and we tapped the backstage pros to get all their tips and tricks.

Hair: Jorge Joao, lead hairstylist for Redken Canada, explained that, for this look, they “wanted something that was going to complement real life, so the inspiration was the girl who went out a bit too late last night; We had a bit of a lifted rock-and-roll feel, so it was very unruly and very undone.” To get this look without leaving the models to their own devices, the Redken team “used Redken Full Frame 07 from roots to ends and then diffused it and then brushed it out to break it apart so that the texture was undone.”


Makeup: Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for Maybelline Canada explained, “There are a lot of elements of punk, but this makeup is all about the girl wearing that punk makeup, coming home either the night of or morning after, and then taking it off, leaving this very raw and kind of natural look.” Using Maybelline New York Canada Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer to add a bit of life beneath the eyes, Lee then used Baby Lips in Quenched on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, chin and eyebrows as a sheer highlight. Lee gave us a sneak peek of the new Master Contour Stick and Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil, which she blended into the eyes for a natural, unperfected eye look. To finish off the look: Lee also previewed the new Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds in Chocoholic applied with her finger, leaving behind a hint of a stain.


Nails: “For this show, there was no nail art, but instead we did a colour story,” explains Rita Remark, lead nail artist for Essie Canada and global lead Educator. “Like a lot of Mikhael Kale’s clothing, it’s a treat for the eyes, so it was a practice for knowing when to pull back for the nails.” Remark explained, “If you’re not going to wear black, opt for a dark green instead,” using After School Boy Blazer and Off Tropic on the models to give the illusion of an almost-black mani to top off the punk look.


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