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A Raving Good Time Backstage At Rag & Bone

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“It’s the best Spring collection they’ve ever done,” Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman effused backstage at Rag & Bone. Mrs. David Neville is admittedly a little biased, but the layered pops of orange, green, and aqua in Neville and Marcus Wainwright’s surfer girls-at-a-rave presentation were certainly eye-catching-which is precisely why Westman chose to keep the makeup relatively muted. “I didn’t want to complicate things,” she explained, powdering models’ complexions to counteract the shininess that had cropped up on everyone’s face backstage—the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade included—thanks to the hot and humid weather. To achieve the kind of “healthy, vacation-y, effortless, and easy” finish she was after, Westman used Revlon Powder Blush in Tawny Peach and its Powder Bronzer to impart a natural flush, before carving out lids with a smudge of its Eyeshadow in 16H Addictive, a dark brown. After she lined lashes with Revlon’s Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Sueded Brown for added definition, Westman painted on a muted nude lip using its Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure and Silver City Pink. Nail guru Jin Soon Choi also kept it neutral, coating nails with Revlon Nail Enamel in Smoky Canvas, a flattering shade of cool pale gray. “I’m over greige,” Choi said of the warmer slate hues that have been popular in seasons past.

The rave vibe was also alive and well in Guido Palau’s “easy, modern hippie” hair, which he prepped with Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blowdry Lotion and gave a natural bend using Sulta’s Multi-Purpose Iron, before sticking a pair of clear goggle-like glasses above each model’s hairline. Luckily, the candy-flipping tribute ended there. We’re happy to report that nary a pacifier necklace or glow stick was spotted.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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