September 2 2014

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Everything’s Coming Up Kate, Backstage At BCBG


“It’s a really cool girl, who’s style conscious but has a rock n’ roll lifestyle,” hairstylist Laurent Philippon said of his seasonal muse backstage at BCBG this morning. Or, in other words, Kate Moss. “[She] was on the mood board,” makeup artist Val Garland confirmed. So, how best to simulate the superest-of-them-all’s laid-back, edgy look? Black eyeliner, for starters.

“I pushed it into the water line and smudged it out,” Garland explained of an ebony gel that she worked into models’ upper and lower lashes so it looked lived-in, “like there was a little left over and it’s been on for six or eight hours.” Garland also channeled “Kate the Great’s” disheveled decadence when crafting perfect, flawless skin, which she achieved using Temptu’s airbrush system—its AIR pod Foundation contoured with its AIR pod Bronzer in Warm Glow and AIR pod Highlighter in Champagne, specifically. Lips were given a slight wine stain, “like you were just-biting your lip,” courtesy of a finger-pressing of its Retouch Blush in Washed Rose while nails were painted a “virginal and demure” neutral with CND’s Pink Lily.

Philippon focused his energy on getting that texture that “everyone wants.” Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Bb Thickening Spray, he “deconstructed” sections by raking his Bb Styling Wax-coated hands through lengths to create piecyness. A final “cloud” of its Hair Powder, which grabbed onto the wax, resulted in a mess of thick, sexy bedhead—vintage Kate.

Photo: Courtesy of CND

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