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Topshop Unique’s girl is effortlessly cool and understatedly chic—a profile that was made infinitely clear with a quick peruse of the show’s front row. Next to Elle Fanning sat Leigh Lezark, who was a stone’s throw away from Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Geldof, Tallulah Harlech, and Olivia Palermo. “She’s the girl that everyone wants to be,” hairstylist Anthony Turner confirmed backstage, where the It-ness of it all was reinforced with a gaggle of the season’s biggest catwalkers. Cara, Jourdan, et al. got Turner’s low side parts, which were tucked behind the ears and treated with L’Oréal Beach Frizz for a shine-free, matte texture. “It’s the day after the night before,” he explained, throwing in a “nineties Kate Moss” reference as well as the words “very cool” to describe strands, thus completing the season’s hair inspiration trifecta. As models lined up before the show, Turner roughed up the hairline and broke up sections in the back, creating a randomness to the otherwise uniform coifs.
“It’s nineties grunge meets punk,” makeup artist Hannah Murray further elaborated, giving a “pretty edge” to designer Kate Phelan’s white and pale yellow palette. Mixing two Topshop Makeup Blushes in Prime Time and Flush, Murray made a makeshift, rosy eye shadow, which she dabbed with the silvery shade from its Eyeshadow Palette in Constellation to give lids a sheer iridescence. Cheeks were contoured using Topshop Lips in Beguiled, a vampish dark red that was layered with a dollop of its Balm for a dewy finish. To ensure the girls didn’t look “too done,” Murray took mouths down with a finger-patting of foundation while manicurist Anatole Rainey reprised Spring’s “nothing nail” with Topshop Nails in Nice & Neutral.
We told you it was in the works last summer, and more details have finally surfaced about Topshop’s proposed beauty line. Set to bow in May at its top 30 locations (the Soho store included!), the U.K. retailer will be launching two cosmetics ranges: a core line of staples and a seasonal trend collection. Both were designed by the company’s consulting makeup artist Hannah Murray, who works on its ad campaigns and happened to whip up those feral eyebrows backstage at Unique last weekend, using select items from the new range. The products are designed to echo fashion-forward colors often found in Topshop’s clothing and to foster a newfound willingness to experiment—in other words, true to the try-and-see mentality currently sweeping the beauty world. A cement-colored nail polish, a strong lavender eye kohl, and a smoky eye palette are positioned to help women get their basics or push the envelope, all within a price range of $8 to $20. Click here for a sneak peek at the new line. [WWD]