Beauty Sound Bites: Dirty Girls
“It started with the idea that the [girl] got the clothes in a thrift shop in EC1 London, and she’s been running for the bus, so her cheeks are a little flushed. She [arrives] at the bus stop, but it’s been raining, so as it pulls up, she gets splashed with mud.”—Val Garland, makeup artist, on the look at Vivienne Westwood
Urban living is often gritty and when it rains, like it did in Manhattan today, something as simple as catching the bus can be treacherous. Garland, however, managed to make the perils of public transportation appear quite glamorous. “How can we make being splashed with mud a Vivienne moment?” the face painter asked herself backstage. “I thought, let’s get a bit Twombly, a bit Pollack-y.” She kept the skin underneath the “flicked” paint pristine, using a combo of tan blush and highlighter. If only getting down and dirty in real life actually looked like this.
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