Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear

Rag & Bone

Senior Beauty Editor Amber Kallor's take:
Gucci Westman claims that she knows more about Manchester United (a British soccer team) and coaches leaving and coming, thanks to her designer husband David Neville, than she does about makeup—but we beg to differ. Inspired by the bright colors and fervor surrounding the World Cup in Brazil, the face painter took a new approach at Rag & Bone. "It's the first-ever lip adventure—I've done a stain, but never anything this full-on," she says. A blend of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival and ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous (out in January) was applied with a brush, but the rest of the face was made up using mostly fingers—Westman told her team to press the product into the skin for that lived-in look.

The lids were slightly more toned down in comparison to models' orange pouts—a combo of ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, Onyx, and Cocoa was applied and then wiped off using flat cotton swabs and makeup wipes. Post-shadow deconstruction, Westman applied a mix of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Dr. Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm, and Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator onto lids for extra sheen and rubbed a shimmery brown powder shadow along the lower lash line. Her inspiration: makeup leftovers after a really good night out. "The next day you look pretty good, even though you're hungover," she joked. The rest of the face was kept simple—defining only the brows with a pencil and using Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes on cheeks and Skinlights in Pink Light (also launching in January) on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and chin for an added glow. Westman then spritzed Evian Brumisateur Facial Mist over top to give the girls a fresh, dewy look.

Guido Palau set out to reinvent the label's cool, wearable hair using only two products. He made clean center parts with a comb and slicked strands down to the temples using Redken Forceful 23 Finishing Spray. For contrast and texture, he wet the lengths and worked in the lotion-like Satinwear 02 before letting the hair air-dry. And instead of being hidden, the ears became the focal point of the style, with small sections pulled in front and the rest tucked behind. "When girls are young, their ears stick out and it adds a certain charm—I wanted to emphasize that here," he explains. We were certainly smitten.
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