By  on September 8, 2012

The ocean. That is what inspired Ronson’s collection, as well as the aquatic hair, makeup and nails that complemented it. Creating faces was Gilbert Soliz for Sephora PRO. “It’s about the natural beauty of the ocean,” said Soliz. “Charlotte chose a lot of models with blue eyes.” To enhance the omnipresent azure hues, Soliz opted for earthy tones, specifically copper. “Copper brings out the blue,” he said. For eyes, Soliz used Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil in Black  and Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows in Iridescent Yellow Beige and Plum. “It’s a refreshing take on neutrals,” said Soliz, who was particularly inspired by a “cool blue plastic jacket” in Ronson’s line. Brows — which were left bushy and Brooke Shields-like — were groomed with Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil and Brow Gel. Faces were perfected with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, YSL Touche Eclat and Ronson’s own 3 X A Charm Blush, Bronzer & Luminizer. For lips, Soliz first used concealer to mute them out, then he “pushed” Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in Tenderness for a “natural hint of color.”

Hair, styled by Jon Reyman for Aveda, was purposefully uncomplicated. “Charlotte wanted a very natural, soft, simple look,” said Reyman, who referenced the waves by infusing gentle bends into the style. Hair was first spritzed with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, which he said gave hair “guts and texture,” then blow-dried and parted in the center. It was then divided into one-inch horizontal pieces and rolled around two fingers for a “loose pin curl.” The loop was then pressed with a flatiron for a few seconds, then released. The result? Hair that flowed, and featured a slight bend. “It’s almost like she had a bun in her hair, then slept in it and took it out,” said Reyman. “It’s about the models being themselves.”

Equally as oceanic were nails, created by Color Club, which featured three shades of blue, referencing three colors of the sea. Gossip Column, a darker blue, symbolized deep water; Seaside Surf, a custom turquoise shade, represented the “waves surfers are in,” and pale blue Take Me To Your Chateau nodded to the water that rolls along the beach line. Color Club artists used a new technique in which they applied paint first to a makeup sponge, then to nails for a “fuzzy, foamy finish.”

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