Natural was the key word at Ralph Lauren Thursday morning.
“It’s the kind of makeup you don’t see,” explained Tom Pecheux, as he deftly applied a lightweight foundation on a model’s face. Next, Pecheux applied a bronze-pink blush on the cheekbone for a very subtle flush. A touch of black mascara was applied to the tips of the lashes only, and eyebrows were kept clean. To add brightness to the eyes, Pecheux used white and vanilla pencils on the inside corner of the eyes. Pecheux rubbed a nude lip pencil to his finger and applied it to the lips to finish.
Guido Palau, working with Redken at the show, went with “individualized tomboy beauty” for the Ralph girls. Some models got a bun, others a chignon and still others a ponytail. The common denominator: a slightly disheveled look. “It’s more interesting that way,” said Palau. Other than a thickening lotion for texture, Palau kept hair product-free.