Sunday Riley: Jason Wu’s Resident Skin-Saver
Jason Wu secured a triple-threat beauty onslaught backstage at his show today. In addition to the tag team of makeup artist Diane Kendal and hair stylist Odile Glibert, Wu did his models a solid by adding skincare maven, Sunday Riley, to his glam-squad roster. “No one does it,” Riley said of Wu’s bold move to make skincare an integral part of the increasingly high stakes backstage beauty game, and his gaggle of girls looked all the better for it. “Their faces get washed over forty times a day and with traveling, and it’s so cold outside, there are cracks in their skin. When you add layers of makeup on top, bacteria can get in there and cause breakouts.” To make sure this doesn’t happen, Riley administered mini facials on site: After cleansing with either her Charisma Creme or Ceramic Slip cleansers, she applied her Start Over Active Eye Cream to depuff. Then, to deeply hydrate without leaving behind an oily residue, Riley blended her Juno Serum with her Skin Adrenaline concentrate—a light moisturizer—and massaged the mixture into the skin. It’s an easy regimen to help catwalkers and the rest of us make it through the next six days (relatively) unscathed. For those of you heading to London, Milan, and Paris Riley has another bit of beauty wisdom: Her Liquid Diet is a boon for decreasing in-flight-induced water retention in legs and feet.
Photo: Courtesy of Sunday Riley