Emerson's fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection had a youthful and playful vibe, and the beauty look followed suit.
Thinking of a girl preparing for a fun night out on the town, makeup artist Kai Vinson focused on playing up the eyes. He sculpted a bold winged cat eye with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Bobbi Brown Smokey Eyeliner Brush. He first drew a line underneath the lower lash lines and extended it out past the eyes. He then brought the streak straight across the lids to the inner corners, filling in the silhouette for a more angled and linear shape. After lining the water lines, he tapped Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Silver Moon above the liner—from the inner corners up to the brow bones—for a touch of translucent sparkle. Vinson finished eyes with Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara on lashes and Bobbi Brown Brow Kit to sculpt natural-looking brows.
For skin that looked fresh and clean, Vinson applied Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick on the face, followed by a pop of pink on the cheeks (achieved by Bobbi Brown Retouching Powders in Pink for pale skin and Rose for deeper complexions). To balance out the dark eyes, he rounded out the look with a mauve lipstick that was a shade lighter than the natural lip color—which meant Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Pale Mauve on light skin and Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Bare Pink on darker skin.
Aiming to create a style with a sense of ease and softness to it, hairstylist Zahir Ziani conjured up a ponytail that looked "as if the model did it herself." Embracing the models's product-filled hair from previous shows, Ziani brushed front fringe to the side and pulled the rest of the strands into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, being sure to keep hair at the crown loose and natural. He wrapped the ponytail elastic with a section of hair that he pinned in place. After working with his hands to amp up the texture of the ponytails, Ziani finished the look by spraying Kérastase Resistance Double Force hair spray directly into the air, letting it sprinkle onto the hair for light hold.
Using a swatch of lace from the collection, nail artist Miss Pop designed an edgy and sexy manicure that was meant to mimic "showing some skin." "It's a modern lace, not your mama's lace," she said. To get the look, Miss Pop started by painting mid-length talon nails with Orly Nail Lacquer in Pure Porcelain. Then using Orly Nail Lacquer in After Party, she drew a fishnet pattern onto the nail beds with an Orly Detailer Brush. Taking the Orly Dotter Duo dipped in the metallic off-black paint, she dotted tiny florets at each intersection of the fishnet, and then striped more lines in between the florets to create tighter detail.