New York Fashion Week: Rag & Bone
Makeup artist Gucci Westman said of her floating liner at Rag & Bone’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear show that “it’s very cool and trendy and making a statement.” Her sentiment surrounding the particular accent could easily apply to the entire beauty look, which from head to nails put together that downtown girl you see out and about on the streets that seems to have come across the latest thing without even trying too hard to do so.
Westman said the inspiration for her liner came from the ’60s, but she was after a shape that was “more graphic and less retro.” Using Revlon eye liner, she drew a thin arch above the creases that curved out past the eye. She then swiped both top and bottom lashes with several coats of Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara and created a defined brow using Revlon Brow Fantasy. She added a touch of color to an otherwise natural complexion by brushing on Revlon Baby Sticks for Lips & Cheeks in Pink Passion.
Hairstylist Guido Palau also looked to the ’60s, drawing on Edie Sedgwick for inspiration for his twisted ponytail. “It’s simple hair, with a low side part,” he said. “When you sweep the hair over, it’s feminine but in a boyish way.” To create the look, Palau blow-dried strands and then combed through them using his fingers to pull out any waves and create the deep part. He worked in Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam and Powder Refresh 01 to give hair grit and a matte texture. He then pulled strands back at the nape of the neck, treating the ponytail with Redken Quick Tease 15 for what he called a “spiky effect.”
At the crown, he pulled out the style for a subtle lift and “disheveled bedhead feeling.” He finally twisted the ponytail into a soft and easy bun.
Manicurist Jin Soon Choi finished the beauty look with short neutral tips lacquered in Revlon Nail Enamel in Elegant for what she called “mannequin hands.” “I don’t normally go for matchy-matchy, but for this look you want to follow your skin tone,” she explained.