The humidity on the beach enhanced the eyes at Rodarte.
“We’re doing a beach-inspired look today,” said James Kaliardos, lead makeup artist for Nars, “because the girls [Laura and Kate Mulleavy] are from California.” He began by prepping the skin with Luminous Moisture Cream and adding Radiant Cream Compact Foundation to give a dewy texture to the face. Then, Kaliardos used Nars Blush in Sex Appeal right at the cheekbone. Next, he turned his attention to the looks’ focal point. Matte Eyeshadows in Bengali and Coconut Grove were brushed under the eye for a smoky effect and Via De’ Martelli Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner was applied to the inner lash line. He dotted Mesopotamia Eye Paint with a mascara wand below the lashes to make it look as if mascara had flaked off. He brushed up the brows and topped the lip with Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour.
Using John Frieda products, Odile Gilbert created a rock ’n’ roll princess. The deconstructed style was prepped with a large amount of mousse. Pulling some of the hair back, Gilbert braided both sides and connected them at the back. By looping the hair around her fingers and applying a liberal amount of hair spray, Gilbert created a rose at the back of the head. Next, she loosened the braid and pulled out pieces from the front so that two pieces lay on the model’s face. Some of the girls were crowned with a wired headband to allude to the designers’ inspiration of mixed metals.
Tracylee for Sally Hansen crafted an ombré French manicure for Tuesday’s show by using six new shades due out September. “Depending on how [the models are] walking or how the camera will catch it, determines which look you’ll get,” said Tracylee. “So each picture will get a different look.”