The founder of H by Gareth Bromell and freelance makeup artist Mary Ellen Darby talks us through re-creating the looks from our Beauty issue, with support from Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris and Essie.
Since starting his hair career at age 15 in Limerick, Gareth Bromell has worked closely with some of the worlds most celebrated hairstylists and has collaborated with many international designers including Gucci, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten.
With an impressive celebrity client list featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Dakota Johnson, Rachel Weisz and Gwyneth Paltrow, he now spreads his time between Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London and Dublin. Currently at home due to Covid-19 restrictions, Irish Tatler enlisted the help of the international hairstylist for our Beauty issue editorial and cover shoot, which accompanied the Business Post newspaper on Sunday 11th of April.
For those who might have missed the magazine or would like to know more about spring's hair trends, we asked Gareth for the inspirations behind the looks, the products used and his instructions on attempting at home.
On his overall direction...
"Directional haircuts, many of which hinged on choppy, grown-out bangs that hit right at the cheekbone and felt intentionally disconnected from the hair."
On his style references...
"Cher in the '70s, the girl group Haim and the models from Prada's spring-summer '21 show."
On the products used...
"To enhance the model's own natural texture, I let the hair air dry and spraying a list mist of L'Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray for flexible hold."
Hairspray by Elnett, L'Oréal Paris - SHOP
On The Makeup Look
Mary Ellen Darby, one of Ireland's leading makeup artists, was drafted in using Lancôme to create the directional beauty looks on the shoot. For this statement liner look, she prepped the skin using Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sérum, Day Cream and Eye Cream.
Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum Summer Essentials Value Set, €105 – SHOP
Then, Mary Ellen applied Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude Foundation, "only where needed."
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude Foundation, €40.50 – SHOP
For the liner, Mary Ellen used Lancôme Hypnose Artliner and applied a line very close to the lashes with a slight lift at the outer corner and underneath. "With the eye open, I applied a disconnected line directly above this to add extra dimension. Lastly, I applied another line in a sweeping motion from the outer third of the socket upwards to frame the eye. To finish, I used Lancôme Hypnose Mascara focusing mostly on the roots of the lashes. "
Lancôme Hypnôse Artliner Precision Liquid Eyeliner, €30.50 – SHOP
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara, €33 – SHOP
For blush, Mary Ellen used Lancôme Blush Subtil in the shade Sorbet de Corail, lightly on the apples of the cheeks.
Lancôme Blush Subtil Powder Blusher, €41 – SHOP
On the lips, Mary Ellen created the perfect lip stain using a small fluffy brush and Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick in the shade 274.
Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick, €33 – SHOP
On the finished look...
“In a way, these haircuts are basic, and you can almost do them yourself. It’s a timely approach, as lockdowns continue to tighten and loosen around the world, that with everything going on, people are experimenting and are less precious about trying things at home."
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