If You Loved the '90s, You'll Love the Beauty Look at Vivienne Tam


(Lindsay Schallon/StyleBistro) Here's the sketch MAC makeup artist Maud Laceppe created for the Vivienne Tam 2013 fall show

Vivienne Tam's collection spanned three decades, '70 punk clothes, totally '80s hair (think rocker fringe), and when it came to the makeup, it was all about the '90s — dark, vampy lips with sharply lined eyes. 


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"This season, I'm really obsessed with lips and the nineties," MAC makeup artist Maud Laceppe confessed backstage.

To get the grungy-glam lips, Laceppe first outlined the them with the "Currant" Lip Pencil  — an essential, she said, for any dark lip color to prevent feathering. Then she mixed two hues from MAC's matte-finish Lipmix collection, "Black" and "Burgundy."

"We wanted to have an edgy style, but in a sophisticated way," she said. "It's still a very elegant and chic look. So we went a little more burgundy than black. It has the same intensity, but it's more elegant."

New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, Vivienne Tam
(Photo by ImaxTree) Hair backstage at Vivienne Tam

The hair team, on the otherhand, went full out '80s with a faux-fringed updo — a look, we'll admit, isn't the most wearable thing in the world (unless you're in a band, in which case we say, "Rock on!"). However, we're obsessed with chignon-like twist in the back!

You can replicate Tresemme stylist Jeanie Syfu's creation by adding Tresemme Keratin Smooth Serum to a sleek ponytail. Then, twist the pony up toward the hairline (securing with pins as you go) and fasten an elastic at the top. For a variation on the look, pin the ends down and around.

As for the collection, we'll leave you with this black wool crepe sleeveless shift with a leather bullet holder along the chest. Of all Tam's pieces — which also drew inspiration from political evolution and Pop Art — this was the one to cause a collective gasp amongst the crowd:

New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, Vivienne Tam

See the entire Vivienne Tam fall 2013 collection — QR codes and mini President Obama heads (!) included — right here:

Vivienne Tam Style
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