“We are channeling the feeling of a Ryan McGinley photograph,” said James Kaliardos for MAC, alluding to the artistic photographer’s fanciful shots of the human body in motion. “It’s a feeling of the angst-filled teen years.”
Kaliardos darkened the lip, using rich scarlet Runway Red Lipstick. “We are using it to draw on the lip, so it’s perfect,” said Kaliardos, who filled brows “to make [the girl] look strong, not retro.” When describing the complexion and satin-hued eye highlighting, Kaliardos said: “It’s Jean Harlow in a bottle.” Kaliardos applied a micro sparkle powder, MAC Pro Glitter Reflects, on the eyelids to create the “otherworldly, magical” feeling. Individual lashes, angled outward, were added for an “animal edge.” It’s beautiful but realistic,” he said.
Moroccanoil stylist, James Pecis, created two looks — both were variations on interwoven French braids. “It’s whimsical and ethereal,” he said. “Also a little angelic.”
Pecis separated hair into small sections, spraying each with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to “build a foundation.” He then back-combed hair at the back of the head, an inch from the root for “lift.” “We are making a cushion, then using the hair spray to lock it in place,” said Pecis, who left some of the models’ hair down in the back and pinned the rest up into twisted chignons. The girls who have some hair down were given a “natural, light texture,” with a bit of tousle. Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray finished off the look by infusing shine and adding subtle shimmer.