Just as my last few shows were winding down and was almost time to head back home I felt like one of the best was the perfect way to end my Fashion Week coverage. I was excited and anticipating covering Carmen Marc Valvo's show, not only because I always love the collection, but because one of my favorites, M•A•C Senior Artist Romero Jennings, would be keying makeup. I can't tell you how much I adore Romero, his energy, creativity, talent and personality is like no other. I knew I was in for a great time backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo.
As I was ushered to the 2nd floor at NASDAQ, I noticed how everyone was so inviting. From the front desk check-in to the shows host to the PR, everyone was very helpful. I was soon taken to Romero after taking a few pictures of those in hair and makeup, and with his beaming smile and obvious sincerity, he began to tell me about the inspiration behind the look for the show.
Eyes: Pro Sculpting Cream in Chestnut for eyelid; Eye Kohl in Fascinating for inside the eye (it's a pretty beige color); Studio Fix Lash Mascara on top lashes: Pro Long wear Gloss as a gloss for eyelid
Lips: Blush Cream Posey; Creme sheen Glass in Pure Magnificence (a pretty sheer lilac gloss that's not available to us yet!)
—Kelley Woods for Second City Style
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