Brigitte Bardot once again inspired a New York Fashion Week beauty look — this time at the William Rast show Wednesday night.
“It’s a biker girl, inspired by Bardot,” Charlotte Willer, Maybelline New York’s global makeup artist, said of the look she created backstage. “It’s very flawless skin and a strong eyebrow.”
To achieve the look, Willer applied Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation to the skin and Define-A-Brow pencil to the brows. A number of eyebrow pencil shades were used — including light blonde, dark blonde, medium brown, dark brown and soft black — depending on the natural hue of a particular model’s brows.
Also, there was “a ton of mascara,” said Willer, who noted The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara in Glam Black was used on top and bottom lashes. “The lashes are Sixties-inspired, so the mascara is heavy, heavy, heavy!”
There was “nothing” on the eyelids, said Willer, but the lips did get a nude-beige shade of Color Sensational Lipcolor created for the show. The lipstick was applied with the fingers for a soft, muted effect.
Continuing the biker girl theme on the hair side, Thomas Dunkin, who led the Sebastian Professional Stylist Design Team, did a messy, piecey, textured down do that was on the wild side.
“It’s a very undone, matte, sexy, full kind of thing,” he said. “It’s a dry, updated version of beach hair from a few years ago.”
Dunkin first “saturated” damp hair with Sebastian’s Volupt volumizing spray and twisted pieces of the hair into sections. Once the sections were blown dry, he sprayed on more Volupt “to make sure it dries in.” He teased the roots with his fingers to create volume and erratic texture and added Matte Putty, a soft, dry texturizer to the ends “to finish and free the ends.”
A lot of product was used, said Dunkin, “but it doesn’t look like it.” He noted that “this season, it seems like people are playing with texture rather than creating styles.”