Bathing Beauties Go Punk at Agua Bendita Swim 2014 Klaudia Tirico
Ever wondered how to stand out from the crowd at a pool party? Take notes from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim shows - you're sure to find the hottest beauty looks and bathing suits to catch everyone's attention at your next summer bash. This year, we were backstage at some of the most anticipated shows of Miami Swim, including Agua Bendita, the smoking hot swimwear and apparel brand from Colombia. For the 2014 swim season, the design duo was inspired by the wildly popular punk trend, taking cues from this year's Met Gala looks as seen on starlets like Cara Delevigne and Sienna Miller. TRESemmé and Smashbox were there to bring the punk trend to life. Click through the slideshow for the complete details!Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
Hair by TRESemmé Klaudia Tirico
"We were going for rough and tough, but still controlled at the same time," said Tyler Laswell, who worked alongside Marco Pena with TRESemmé to create the hair look for the show. "Everyone is really into the undercut, which we've been seeing for a few seasons now and it's still not going away." The look was a tight slick on one side with a twist going down the back. "But you don't really have to worry about the twist because it's not about seeing it," he said. The rest of the hair was left down and given "bends" instead of curls. "We grab the hair with a flat iron and twist it, then pull it down and grab it and bend again, and so on," said Tyler. "It just makes it really random and almost messy." At the hairline, Tyler pulled the hair back into loose twists for some piece-y, rock and roll texture.Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
Hero Products Klaudia Tirico
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray - "On the roots to dampen it because it's a lot easier to twist the hair when it's kind of wet," said Tyler.
TRESemmé TRES Mega Firm Control Gel - "On the very top to the sleek side."
Hairspray - "A little bit at the ends and on the top," said Tyler.Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
The Punk Hair Accessory Klaudia Tirico
The piece de resistance was the punk hair accessory that the designers created for the models. "The influence is a rock n' roll, motorcycle feel," said Marco Pena. The hair comb was embellished with black material and lots of spikes and studs to complement the bathing suits.Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
Makeup by Smashbox Klaudia Tirico
Over in makeup, Laurie Taylor-Davis for Smashbox Cosmetics created a beautiful, bronze smokey eye and paired it with a nude lip. "It's just classic and very true to beach," she said. "It's for sexy girls only. You've got a little bit of black in there using our new Shadow Liners. That's what's giving the look a little bit more depth and dimension. It brings it to life." For the lips, Laurie mixed three different nude Be Legendary Lipsticks depending on each models' skin tone. "We just wanted it to be a warm nude. The colors are a range of nudes so based on the skin tone we're going to use less and more of the specific colors."Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
Hero Products Klaudia Tirico
Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in Charcoal - "For a little bit more depth and dimension."
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Screen Shot - For the bronze, smokey eye.
Smashbox Bronzed Lights in Suntan Matte - "To sculpt the cheek."
Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst - "To give it a bit more dimension," said Laurie.
Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream - "To add a bit of peach and a bit more color, too."
Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - For the glowy skin.
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Honey, Nylon Nude and ChaiPhoto by: Klaudia Kaczmarek
On The Runway Klaudia Tirico
The Agua Bendita Swim 2014 collection was complete with leather-like, strappy bikinis and safari-esque cargo tops and pants. The models walked the runway wearing chunky boots and some cool backpacks. There was a mix of casual looks and beyond sexy bikinis. The hair and makeup complemented everything to the T - kudos TRESemmé and Smashbox!Photo by: Klaudia Kaczmarek