“There isn’t a whole lot to say,” said Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder when talking about the makeup look for Opening Ceremony’s first runway show. Creating a satin finish, Pecheux applied Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup, Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder in Transparent and Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer to the face. Next, he used Double Wear Stay-in-Place Brow Lift Duo to fashion a bushy eyebrow. Depending on the model’s skin tone, Pecheux applied Pure Color Stay-On Powder Paint in Halo, Pink Zinc or Chained. Wanting to keep the girls fresh, he contoured Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer on the cheeks and dabbed lips with a nude lipstick.
The boys were groomed with a bit of concealer and powder. “This makeup is not to be seen,” said Pecheux. “It’s supposed to bring something with youth. Since it’s a show with both boys and girls, the boy and girl should be related because the clothes are related.”
For the hair, Anthony Turner, working with Bumble and bumble, described the look as his British punkiness meets Humberto’s American sportiness. “[Humberto Leon and Carol Lim] love the idea of a downtown girl,” said Turner. “Kind of cool, easy, the girl everyone wants to know.” To begin, he mixed Styling Cream and Thickening Hairspray and applied it to damp hair to create a matte finish. Turner then put his fingers through the hair to bring it back, keeping it a bit higher in the front for a nod to masculinity. After he tied the hair back in a messy ponytail, Turner tucked the hair behind the ears and finished with hairspray. “Nothing is too perfect to make it feel raw and very lived in,” he said. For the boys, he made it seem as if they had just removed their racing helmets by using Sumotech. “Although its flat from the helmet,” said Turner, “its still cool and rough too.”
Using Estée Lauder’s Nail Lacquer in Blue Blood and taking one of the patterns from the clothing collection, lead manicurist Naomi Yasuda created an array of squiggly lines using white or light blue acrylic paint.