Pink Tartan backstage beauty: The “Veruschka bundled up in furs” look may be the prettiest makeup yet for Fall 2014
Weathering an ice storm doesn’t always look as pretty as it did on the Pink Tartan runway last night. Makeup artist Grace Lee gave the models a slight windburn flush on the cheeks using Maybelline Master Glaze in “Pink Fever,” icy highlights with snow-white Color Tattoo in “Too Cool” mixed with Baby Lips, and a glow of bronzer all over the face for a touch of winter sun. Skin was evened out with Baby Skin primer and given a matte finish with Fit Me foundation. Designer Kim Newport-Mimran referenced Veruschka bundled up against the snow in furs, from a classic Richard Avedon Vogue shoot, so the eyes were given a slight ’60s look with fake upper lashes and a sweep of warm brown gel liner blended out in the crease of the eye. Brows were filled in with pencil and brushed upwards, so they looked full and perfectly groomed. Lee further “contoured” the eyes using kohl pencils—in cream along the waterline to make eyes appear wider, and in warm brown underneath the lashline. Lashings of Pumped Up mascara completed the look.
Over at the hair stations, Jorge Joao started with the idea of a Canadian girl walking around in the cold, outdoors—her hair would be a little windswept, with natural flyaways and movement. Left long and loose with a slight off-centre part, it was all about the texture: he started with Redken Pillow Proof Primer, which preps the hair for styling products and speeds up blow dry time, followed with Iron Shape 11 setting spray and—the most important step—worked in Powder Grip 03 texturizing hair powder to give grit and hold. Just before the models walked out onto the runway, Joao tucked pieces of hair into turtlenecks and hoods and set some strands loose, mimicking the effects of a long winter’s walk.
Keeping to the theme, manicurist Rita Remark painted nails in a “winter nude” bone shade designed to resemble a caribou’s antler. The wintry aspect lay in the total lack of pink in the custom hue, created by layering a coat of Essie “Sand Tropez” under “Vanity Fairest.”