Film noir mixed with a bit of French screen goddesses Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot provided the beauty inspirations at Vera Wang’s show Tuesday morning. Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, working with Cle de Peau, swept shimmery white and gray eye shadows (part of a quad the brand will bring to market in September) across the lids, then applied black pencil eyeliner and smudged it slightly to create a lived-in cat eye. “It’s meant to look like it was applied the day before,” explained Pieroni. Next, she applied lots of black mascara. Pieroni followed up with bronze-pink blush on the cheeks, face highlighter on the cheeks and nose, and a soft nude lip.
Jimmy Paul, working with Bumble and bumble, created a half-up, half-down French twist with an edge. He first applied Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Spray and Surf Spray, then backcombed hair at the roots to create volume. “It’s meant to look like the girls slept in it, and teasing the hair gives it that effect right away,” said Paul. After pulling hair back, he then twisted and pinned the top section of the hair, allowing the remainder of the hair to stay loose. Paul finished with Bumble and bumble’s Does It All hairspray.