Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez, the look was chic, modern and simple, with an edge.
“I’m using a very light hand,” said Shiseido artistic director and lead makeup artist Dick Page. “We are doing eyes and lips only.” Page began by using a makeup remover to erase around the eyes, to do a “backwards” makeup application, he said. Page used coppery shade Squirrel and brown-hued Cavern from his Luminizing Satin Eye Color Collection. “The shadow looks a little dirty because of the makeup remover,” said Page. “It’s a little undone.” Lips were shaded in a mauvy brown hue, a mix of Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte in Whisper and Wink. “The models come in looking gorgeous, they leave looking gorgeous,” said Page. “We are doing as little as possible.”
Eugene Souleiman, for Wella, created an “aerodynamic” hairstyle with a specific four-step process, inspired loosely by the look and feel of a bicycle helmet. Strands were pulled back tightly and smoothed with a spritz of water. After being separated into two sections, Soulemain braided one and flipped it up and pinned it up. He then crimped the top of hair at a 90-degree angle and created a chic bouffant. “It’s all about contrasts,” said Souleiman. “It is clean, shiny and beautiful, but it has some texture and matteness to it.” The style was held in place with hair spray and flyaways were tucked into the style. “It’s a bit of an alien head shape that’s sophisticated and beautiful,” said Souleiman.