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Last night at Marc Jacobs, makeup artist François Nars applied clumpy strokes of mascara to models’ lashes and used his fingers while adding minimal makeup to the rest of their faces to achieve a look that he called “off” and “destroyed.” He went as far as to recommend going to bed with your makeup on to re-create the “cool girl, Paris, East Village, Kate Moss” effect that he was going for, thus touching on a few of the recurring trends that have colored NYFW so far. Just don’t call it grunge. “Grunge is an easy copout,” Nars’ coiffing partner, Guido Palau, said of the backstage beauty look, which was meant to evoke a very intentional feeling of ease. “We’re trying to replicate a mood, not a style,” Palau continued, explaining that he used Redken’s Fabricate to create texture, trimming girls’ hair when needed. “Women have more trouble doing undone styles,” Palau added, pointing out that all you really need to properly work it on the runway and in reality is “the confidence to be who you are.” To hammer that point home, Jacobs cast his modeling brigade with character on the brain, giving a lot of no-name catwalkers—and girls he plucked off the street—a chance to make their Armory debut.
Four days into NYFW and already certain inspirational phrases have become ubiquitous: Descriptive words like “early nineties,” “a bit grunge,” and “kind of tomboyish” have rung out backstage from RVCA x Erin Wasson and Rag & Bone to last night’s Alexander Wang show. To get this increasingly popular look, Wang’s makeup artist Diane Kendal kept models’ skin clean and focused her attention on the eyes, applying MAC’s Paint Stick in Brown over a Sepia Cream Colour Base that she took all the way up to the brow for a dark, greasy effect. Dark and greasy also seemed to motivate hairstylist Guido Palau, who sculpted glorified combovers, creating low, deep parts that he flattened with Redken’s Forceful hair spray and set with a few blasts from the blow-dryer. Both elements helped make Wang’s show—a lot more sophisticated and polished than it’s been in the past—as cool and hip as ever, which is what keeps his fans coming back for more.
Backstage at Rag & Bone yesterday, makeup artist Gucci Westman (she’s also the wife of designer David Neville) answered that age-old question that all hipsters-in-training have grappled with for years: How to get the perfect, slept-in look without actually passing out fully clothed with the lights on? “Picture Kate Moss when she wakes up,” she said about the visual inspiration for her handiwork, which included clean skin, a slight sheen on the lids, a flesh-colored lip courtesy of Revlon’s ColorBurst Lipstick in Soft Nude, and an effortlessly smudged eye that can in fact be achieved without a night of hard partying. To get what Westman referred to as “remnants of makeup,” she lined models’ lids with Revlon’s Luxurious Color Eye Liner in Black Velvet and used fingers and Q-tips covered in moisturizer to jostle it up a bit. To achieve the bedhead look he described as “early-nineties grunge innocence, but boyish,” Guido Palau back-combed the hair above the crown and then, using liberal spritzes of Redken’s Workforce Hairspray, matted it down in the front and tucked it behind models’ ears. Trollers of Bedford Avenue, your secret is out.
There are many things to admire about Penélope Cruz. There’s her face-making nose, those fantastic eyebrows, that slammin’ body—and of course, her unreal Oscar award-winning acting ability. She outshined every other A-lister in Nine, in our humble opinion. But back to beauty. We’ve also become big fans of the eighties-era side flip she’s been sporting of late; it reminds us of some of our favorite movies from the decade—like Can’t Buy Me Love, starring a pre-McDreamy Patrick Dempsey. The look involves some mousse at the roots (try Redken’s new Aerate bodifying cream), a good blow-out, and some adventurous finger combing. It makes for some real girl-next-door glamour, don’t you think?