“I wanted simple and understated, because the collection is simplified with a young look,” Reem Acra said of the beauty look backstage before her presentation Monday morning. “It’s all about being cool.
“The collection has embellishments,” the designer added. “It’s a relaxed look that takes you from eveningwear to daywear. You can wear the eveningwear to breakfast and be cool and go to a gala in daywear.”
To that end, makeup artist Christian McCullough for Make Up For Ever did a “burnished,” sun-kissed look for the show. Models’ faces were tan all over, as if they had just been in the sun and came from the sea.
“The tones are peachy warm,” said McCullough, who combined bronze lips and eyes with peachy cheeks, using a large brush to blend the hues all over the face, creating a matte canvas.
“It’s Mediterranean, a dewy spring look,” he said. “A bit Seventies jet-set glam.”
Meanwhile, hairstylist Miki Loiacono, working on behalf of Redken, said he also followed the look of the collection: “Feminine, Seventies. So I brought the quality of texture to the hair. It’s a natural wave to keep the shape simple — kind of Seventies in a modern way.”
After using a curling iron to create gentle waves in a long, flowing down do, a bit of Redken hair spray was misted onto locks.
“The wave is undone, comfortable and free. Some ends are straight. It’s not too made up — like they left braids in their hair overnight and took them out in the morning.”