Ralph Lauren’s classic all-American beauty look was front and center at his runway show.
“There’s an ease to it,” said Guido Palau, working with Redken at the show. “It’s American luxury.” Palau kept things simple with a ponytail, as many of the numbers called for hats. After working Redken’s Satinwear through the hair with his fingers, he used his fingers and a blow-dryer to create a tousled look, then gathered hair into a ponytail, wrapping a small section of hair over the elastic band. He left a few pieces loose for movement as the models walked.
Tom Pecheux also opted for minimalism with the makeup. “We tried a heavy eye, but it didn’t work with the clothes, which have an opulent Russia-meets-Les Misérables feeling,” said Pecheux. First he prepped skin with concealer and a minimal amount of foundation. After adding a bit of peach blush low on the cheek — “I don’t want it to look too girly” — he turned his attention to the eyes, using MAC Haute and Naughty black mascara. After lightly emphasizing the brows with pencil or shadow, depending on the model, he turned his attention to the lips. Models with a naturally rosy lip color got an application of Estée Lauder lipstick in Beige, while those with paler lips got an application of MAC’s Runway Hit lipstick with the Estée Lauder Beige on top of it.