The look was ethereal, yet real, at Marchesa this season.
Odile Gilbert, working with Kérastase at the show, aimed for a “modern” version of a chignon. In other words? She wanted her styling team to do a chignon and then run their hands through it. “They’re all being too neat,” she said with a smile. “This needs to be a bit roughed up.” She started by making a side part and working Kérastase Volumactive mousse through the hair, then did a rough dry using her fingers and a blow-dryer. The sides were loosely rolled and gathered in back, where Gilbert randomly placed bobby pins. For most girls, Gilbert did a hidden braid in the back of the head to serve as an anchor for the pins and to balance out the overall look. She finished by using Double Force Hair Spray.
Gucci Westman, Revlon’s global artistic director, wanted to create “a super fresh and clean” look for the show, with a strong brow. She began by using Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector all over the face, then used Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes on the eyes, placing a matte brown eye shadow in the eye socket and colors keyed to the models’ coloring for the brows. She added a “tiny bit” of ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in black along the lash line — “it isn’t meant to show, just to define the eye,” she said — and added PhotoReady Volume Mascara in black. Cheeks got a hint of blush from Baby Sticks for Lips & Cheeks in Pink Passion and the lips were finished with ColorBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle.
Jin Soon used one coat of her Pale Cashmere shade on fingernails — “It’s meant to just make the nails look clean,” she noted — and finished toes with Velvet Rope, a burgundy-red.