Maki Ryoke, lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, aimed to create an ethereal beauty reminiscent of a porcelain doll for the Costello Tagliapietra show. “I want you to gasp when you see it,” said Ryoke. Ryoke didn’t want showgoers to see the makeup, but to see the skin. She started with MAC’s Face and Body Foundation, which was one shade lighter than each model’s skin tone. To achieve the porcelain appearance, Ryoke used MAC’s Cream Color Base to highlight the high planes of the face, inner corner of the eye, outer cheekbone, top of the lip and the bridge of the nose. Lips were given a feminine stain with MAC’s Lady at Play.
Hair by Nelson Vercher for René Furterer was built around a frizzy texture. Vercher used René Furterer mousse, volumizing conditioning spray and dry shampoo to construct the sexy bedhead.
To complement the delicate makeup, lead manicurist Michina Kolde topped off the nails with Essie for Beauty.com’s transparent shade, Minimalistic.