“You have to have something that still makes a statement but not too much,” said makeup artist Uzo for Nars. She chose to have one focus, which was the eyes. “My inspiration was classic Sixties Mod eyes.” To add a modern twist to the Mod look, gold shimmer called Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow was dabbed on the crease. Uzo first applied Sheer Glow Foundation on the face followed by loose powder for a “velvety texture. Matte is back in a big way, dewy is kind of dead,” she said.
When describing his inspiration for the hair, “techno tribal,” were lead stylist Ted Gibson’s words. “The clothes have a strong statement so we wanted to have a strong statement for the hair,” said Gibson, who worked on behalf of his namesake salon. The look was centered on 22 graduated two-tone bobbed wigs, which were affixed to the heads of each model. “The look is cool, sexy and very modern,” said Gibson.
In keeping with the collection’s monochromatic theme, Gibson used an ombré technique to color the wigs platinum blonde on top, black on the bottom, for a “modern twist.” To keep everything in its place, he used Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray. “The last touch is a finishing spray to make everything shine,” said Gibson.
Nails were equally monochromatic. Gina Edwards, lead manicurist for Morgan Taylor Lacquer, created “a classic black French” first by using a base coat of a sheer beige shade, In the Nude. She then drew on the black tip with a thin brush and a bit of Morgan Taylor polish in Little Black Dress. “A nice simple black tip elevated the nail without being too overpowering,” she said.