James Boehmer, for Nars Cosmetics, was focused on “purity and illumination and gleaming texture and radiance,” backstage at Creatures of the Wind. “We kept it about skin care, we used a lot of really lightweight moisturizer that has this very luminous texture,” said Boehmer, who added a striking blue liner to the bottom of the eye. “[We used] very little foundation or concealer, just where the girls need it.”
To complement the perfected faces, Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created a sweeping braided updo, which crossed over the front of the models’ heads. “It’s a side part, a woven hair braid that has a bang on the front,” said Gilbert, who swept the thick braid around the side of the head and brought the style into a finishing point at the back of the head.
A marble-ized nail, created through a water-based technique, complemented the look. “The inspiration was evolution of color, blacks fading all the way into nude and white, agate textures, cosmic vibes, very earthy, natural and organic,” said Butter London nail ambassador Katie Jane Hughes.
Using soft pastel earthy shades of polish, Hughes dropped the various colors into a bowl of room temperature water. She then dipped an artificial nail into the resulting swirl, while the polish was still wet, to add the pattern. “The more layers you do, the better of an effect you are going to get,” she said.