Androgynous makeup and modern hair at Jeremy Laing

On day two of The ShOws, Jeremy Laing showed his collection, and we headed backstage to learn how to get the stunning hair and makeup created for the show.

Jeremy Laing show

Perhaps the most buzzed about show from the two-day affair of The ShOws, Jeremy Laing featured his collection on the catwalk to an eager fashion crowd in Toronto. Equally stunning as the clothing? The hair and makeup looks created by the pros from Cover Girl and Pantene. Here’s how to get the look.

Jermey Laing makeupThe makeup

The look is a bit androgynous, but it’s done in feminine tones to contrast it, to further the gender-bender look, says Cover Girl makeup pro Greg Wencel. To start, he softly defined the brows using Cover Girl Brow & Eye Makers pencil in brown, bringing the brow in a little at the inner corners to make a subtle statement. Next, on the eyes he swept on a neutral gold, Eye Enhancers in Mink, to warm up the eyes a bit. “Then lashes are left bare to continue the masculine, androgynous feeling,” he says.

On the face, after applying Tone Rehab foundation, Wencel applied Cheekers Bronzer to burn off the hairline and then brushed on a fresh, pastel pink blush high onto the apples of the cheeks.

To finish the look, on the lips he first applied some Simply Ageless Concealer and then layered overtop Cover Girl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Grenache, a pale, slightly lavender yet neutral shade.

Jeremy Laing showThe hair

Laing’s clothes tend to be simple, clean and modern, so that’s how Pantene stylist Justin German sees the hairstyle that was created for the catwalk. “It’s a girl with her hair slicked up off her face,” he says, noting that there are two textures to the look: dryer underneath and slightly greasy (but not wet) overtop. Working in Pantene mousse to give the hair body, he pulled the hair almost into a French twist, leaving a section from on top out of the twist and down. After wetting the hair a bit to keep it down, German flat-ironed the top section and then applied some wax with a bit of Shine Drops to add movement. He then clipped the hair to create a tunnel and hold it in place just until showtime.

Image credit: Jess Baumung/Arthur Mola Photography

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