I love Chris Benz for at least
two reasons: the super-pretty, coral Chris & Tell
lipstick he helped create for Lanco
me this past spring, and that despite the fact he's a lauded, fabulous fashion designer, he opens his own door. When I arrived this morning at his showroom to survey the hair and makeup at his resort presentation, he warmly welcomed me in while his team was all aflutter making final preparations. He was totally cool, nice and everything you wouldn't expect in the cutthroat world of New York fashion.Backstage,Lancome makeup artist Ewa Szwed plumped models' lashes with Hypnose mascara
and gave lips a pop of hot pink with Color Fever Lipstick in Rock Icon Fuchsia
. To create larger-than-life lift, Redken stylist John Ruidant sprayed roots withBody Full Volume Amplifier
(something my limp hair could sure use) and curled hair withHot Sets 22
before pinning it into place to resemble the indestructible-looking do favored by Pat Nixon
(strange inspiration). All I have to say is thank goodness I'm not a '60s society lady. It took Ruidant an hour to do each girl! Those clothes, though, I could easily, and happily, slip into...
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