August 31 2014

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Ponytails And Pill Popping, Backstage At Jonathan Saunders


“A little bit fifties, a little bit Miami,” is how makeup artist Lucia Pieroni started to describe the beauty look backstage at Jonathan Saunders before digging a little deeper. “It’s like a housewife who’s probably had too much Valium, so she’s quite fabulous but also deranged.” That’s more like it. Pieroni created a suitably retro face and perfected black cat-eye accordingly. “Her OCD is in the eye liner,” she pointed out, applying it thick and at an angle, using a brush dipped into MAC Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack. The South Beach bit came via a dewy tan that Pieroni achieved by dusting MAC Mineral Powder in Mineral Deep onto cheekbones, across the forehead and down the bridge of the nose before blending its new-for-Spring Metallix Infusion Eyeshadow in Fusion Glow around the temples and underneath lids.

Hairstylist Paul Hanlon was after a similarly fifties feel, which he pulled off by fashioning sleek, deep side parts that had been prepped with Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse, and gathering lengths into a ponytail. “It’s austere and uptight, but a bit disrupted,” Hanlon said, pulling out wispy pieces around the hairline, which had been slicked down with Fekkai’s Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray. “I like the idea of what a girl would do if her hair got blown in her face by the wind,” he continued, slipping a bobby pin in at the temple to hold back an imaginary fringe. Before models took to the runway, Hanlon hit the hair with heat from a blow dryer to simulate another haphazard gust.


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