Makeup for the ladies of Anna Sui was a throwback to the 1978 film “Days of Heaven.”
“We were looking at the movie,” said makeup artist Pat McGrath, standing arm-in-arm with the designer backstage. “It’s that look” from the acclaimed film, which is set in the period before World War I, “but more exciting and more embellished….more glamorous.”
The eyes highlighted the concept McGath created on behalf of Cover Girl. They were given a high-shine, metallic dark gold shadow surrounded by copious amounts of glitter. A touch of mascara finished the eyes.
Describing the face, McGrath said, “It’s glowing, perfect, beautiful skin with lots of blush.”
“It’s sun-glowing,” Sui added.
A neutral lip had a fleshy pink shine.
Garren styled the hair, sticking with the “Days of Heaven” theme.
“The clothes have a golden color, blue, Earth-toned,” he said. “So, it’s natural looking hair, very straight and …[with] soft waves like they rumpled it themselves.”
Starting from a middle part, long locks flowed down past the shoulder. “It’s within the realm of the movie,” Garren said. “The idea is to keep the hair as piecey as possible.”
He used two products to round out the style: Garren New York Styling Crème — for silkyness and to separate the hair into pieces just before the girls hit the runway — and Garren New York Designing Spray Tonic.