New York Fashion Week: Rachel Zoe
With Rachel Zoe backstage at her fall 2013 ready-to-wear show, it wasn’t a stretch to pin down the inspiration for the runway beauty look. The designer, Hollywood stylist and television personality wore smooth golden strands, blunt bangs and oversized John Lennon sunglasses for an easygoing rock-and-roll vibe perfectly appropriate for her youthful A-list clientele, like Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler and Miley Cyrus.
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury said Zoe specifically asked for a beauty look that was “really fresh and healthy-looking, with a bad-ass lip.” To put the look together, Tilbury prepped skin with Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector and Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, only where needed. She then added Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Cocoa Dark to the cheeks, nose and temples for a sun-kissed feel, and enhanced the warmth on the face with a pinch of Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal and Coffee Cake on the apples of the cheeks. To groom the brows, she brushed through them with Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. She finally prepped the lips, using a lip brush to paint Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Lipstick in Wine and Forever on the inside of the pout and dabbing it on the outer edges to smoke it out. “This is a true oxblood stain matte lip,” Tilbury said. “It’s more forgiving and looks more modern to soften the edges. It gives a rose look to the mouth.”
Hairstylist Odile Gilbert was thinking about what she said was a natural girl, who made a ponytail and just stuck it into her coat. “It’s young and easy,” she explained. She created this relaxed ponytail by working Kérastase Resistance Mousse Volumactive into wet strands and then blow-drying them. She next pulled back hair into an elastic a few inches below the nape of the neck. She coiled a loose strand about the elastic to cover it up. She finished the look by spritzing on Kérastase Resistance Double Force hair spray and pulling wisps loose about the face.
Manicurist Honey finished the beauty look with that she described as a blush-flush effect. The neutral polish was a result of combining Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Born With It, Porcelain Party and a new dark beige hue. “This is a look that goes with everything,” she explained.