At the Richard Chai Love show Thursday, the look was decidedly masculine.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics created what he described as a “Peter Lindbergh-inspired, androgynous face.” He used MAC Cream Colour base as a sculpting cream, sweeping a brown khaki hue across the eyelid “to give depth and dimension.” He applied a taupe color to the cheeks and highlighted them further with MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm on the top of the cheek bones. He also strengthened the brows on most models (save for the ones with bleached brows), and blended a bit of concealer under the eyes. Kaliardos finished the look with a subtle nude lipstick shade from an upcoming MAC pro palette.
Hairstylist Kevin Ryan, working for Aveda, combined two hair concepts into one. “It’s like a 180 turn,” he said. He began by working the hair back, creating a sleek look at the sides using Aveda Volumizing Tonic. He then “reversed” the look by bringing part of the hair around to the front. “It’s almost like that moment when you take your sweater off.” He used Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade to create the lift.