Beach-tousled hair and sun-kissed skin complemented a vibrant collection at Proenza Schouler’s spring show Wednesday night.
Didier Malige, the lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai, reinterpreted beach waves through textured curls and dry, slightly messy hair worn down and parted naturally. “They wanted hair to look separated, very real and very lived-in,” said Malige, who spritzed damp hair with Fekkai’s Oceanique spray to create a crispy saltwaterlike effect, before blow drying. “The inspiration comes from girls who would like to be surfers or skateboarders, and who like to have their hair a bit aggressive.”
To capture that rawness, Malige colored some of the girls’ hair shades of faded-out teal and lilac, using a non-peroxide stain. For hair that was extremely “fried” Didier applied Fekkai’s Magnifique, taming any unwanted frizz.
Makeup continued the surfer story but with a slightly more masculine appeal. “It’s a real boyish look,” said senior makeup artist Diane Kendal, who was working on behalf of MAC Cosmetics. “The inspiration was surfer boys so that was the idea of the sun-kissed look, and nothing on the lips.”
To achieve this, Kendal did natural eyebrows, feathering them at the beginning using MAC’s Lingering Brow Pencil. In keeping with the organic look, Kendal forwent foundation, applying only some mineral powder, using MAC’s Warm Soul Mineralizing Powder on cheeks.
A dark brown grease was applied in the crease of, underneath and across eyes using MAC’s Dark Brown Cream Colour Base. The look was finished with a little bit of lip balm on top. – Gillian Koenig