“Tomboy Beauty,” Backstage at BCBG-------
“We needed to toughen the girls up a bit,” hairstylist Neil Moodie said backstage at BCBG this morning, referencing the sleek “tomboy beauty” he and makeup artist Charlotte Willer put together for Max and Lubov Azria’s twenties-meets-seventies collection. “The clothes are very flirty and airy, so we wanted to keep it from getting too ethereal.” Moodie coated models’ manes with Bumble and Bumble Prep layered with its Styling Lotion before blowing hair out and creating a deep, “but not too severe” side part. He then swept up strands into a low ponytail, leaving out a tiny section to wrap around the elastic that secured the updo. “They like a very modern girl—nothing too gimmicky,” Willer concurred. In keeping with that MO, she painted a very natural, clean face by layering Maybelline’s new Fit Me foundation and powder and adding a slight warmth to the complexion with blush on the apples of models’ cheeks. Eyes received a wash of brown pigments form Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow quad in Call Time, the darkest color of which Willer dragged underneath the lower lash line, while concentrating the “pearly” shade in the center of lids for a “dolly” look. A flesh-toned lip courtesy of Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Almost Nude and a few coats of OPI’s Samoan Sand lacquer, a creamy beige, kept things pretty and contemporary without verging into high-drama territory.