“I like my wine,” laughs Tara Talabi. When this exuberant Brit is not chasing after 4-year-old Anu and 2-year-old Toby, she works as the Head of Marketing and Communications at House of Knowledge International Kindergarten (HoK). Tara is also part of the UK’s broadcast relations team for the Olympics and will soon travel to Sochi, Russia. After joining HoK, moving house, and getting a new pug all within a month, she was badly in need of some pampering. Her roots were showing after not having colored her hair since July, and her eyes were red and dry from an allergic reaction to the dog. Over a marathon eight-hour session at the new Salon DePark in the Kerry Center, Tara was primped and preened by International Creative Director Scarlet Salmons, Senior Technical Director Sandra Zhang, and Makeup Director Mijung (also known as MJ). The final look was fun and festive, without any of the fuss.
- Avène Light Hydrating Cream and Soothing Serum
- MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW30
- Testimo Brown Cream Shadow Combo 04
- Burberry Complete Eye Palette Pink Taupe No. 7
- Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette
- MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz
- Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper
- MAC Eye Brows in Lingering
- Max Factor Fake Lash Effect Mascara
- Sephora Sun Disk Bronzing Powder in Medium 02
- Laura Geller Blush N Brighten in Roseberry
- MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Other Worldly and Afterdusk
- MAC Lipstick in 18
- Clarins Color Quench in 07
Get the Look:
Sandra started off by filling in Tara’s roots, then applied an all-over blonde color with slices of platinum and pastel. She also added some “hidden color” – a playful blue-green streak that Tara was free to hide or reveal as she liked.
Scarlet added square layers to Tara’s hair bring out her natural wave and shape around the face for easy maintenance. To create large loose curls, Scarlet then twisted four sections of Tara’s hair into mini-buns and secured them with big bobby pins. Later she released them and scrunched up the hair with her hands for big volume.
For the makeup stage, MJ created a blank canvas with moisturizer and appeasing cream. She evened out Tara’s skin tone with foundation and powder, then created a smoky eye with black eyeliner and a blend of eyeshadows. MJ continued by filling in her eyebrows with a pencil and applying fake lashes. With a big brush, she dusted a rose-colored blush over Tara’s cheekbones. She put powder concealer under her eyes, and over her nose and chin for a perfect finish. The final touch was dusky pink lip color and gloss for shine.
Salon DePark 丁和李朴发型设计
Shop B09, B1/F, Kerry Center, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (8529 6328/9) 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心商场地下1层B09
photos by Littleones Kids & Family Portrait Studio
This article originally appeared on p20-21 of the beijingkids January 2014 issue.
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