August 29 2014

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Things Get Real Backstage At Rag & Bone


If there’s one thing you can say about the Rag & Bone girl, it’s that she’s consistent. Her cool, downtown, sexy “sense of realism,” as makeup artist Gucci Westman puts it, doesn’t change from season to season. “This year, she’s going on a journey,” Westman said of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright’s female archetype. “To meet Peter Lindbergh in the eighties with Linda Evangelista as a role model,” to be exact. Said jaunt translated into windswept cheeks, which Westman created using Revlon’s Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatious, disheveled dewy skin, and a lived-in eye that the face painter built using the gray and brown pigments from her Multi Use Palette for Revlon in Suede Rhapsody. Lashes were given definition with a touch of liquid liner in between individual hairs in lieu of mascara, while brows were treated to a glossy finish courtesy of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream and a touch of Brilliant Diamant hairspray, which Westman borrowed from hairstylist Guido Palau. As for the hair, it was a little too real for us. Palau saturated strands with Redken’s Anti-Snap leave-in treatment, its Glass smoothing serum, and spritzes of water before pushing them back in a plain, American Apparel black headband and twisting them up. “It’s meant to look like you’ve just gotten out of the shower and you were traveling,” Palau said, taking pieces out around the hairline and matting them down onto the face. We would never travel in such a state, but, then, we’ve never been asked to pose for Peter Lindbergh. If he asked, like Linda, we’d probably oblige.

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