“I wanted the real girl to stand out,” said Nars Cosmetics lead makeup artist Francelle Daly at 3.1 Phillip Lim. “These girls are cool — uptown girls with a downtown boyfriend.” After moisturizing the skin, Daly applied Radiant Cream Compact Foundation to form a dewy texture. Then, using Yamal, a camel-tone eye shadow, Daly created depth in the eye socket. “The eyes will be nice, neutral and naked,” said Daly, “but there’s still something there.” To finish the eyes, she curled the lashes and used clear mascara to define the natural lash. Skipping the blush, she applied a highlighter on the cheekbones, the side of the eye, the bridge of the nose and the bow of the mouth and chin. Topping off the look, Daly fashioned a statement lip. “This is what gives it that edge,” explained Daly. She applied Lip Liner Pencil in Kenya and layered it with a brown eyeliner pencil. “The lips aren’t Gothic,” said Daly. “They’re just a really beautiful red-brown lip.”
“It’s very organic,” said Paul Hanlon using Frédéric Fekkai products. “It’s a very deconstructed texture.” Hanlon created an accidentally undone look for Lim’s show. To achieve the effortless hair, he built it up and then went back and broke it down. Hanlon began by combing Full Blown Volume Styling Whip through damp hair. Next, he blow-dried the hair with a round brush to create volume. Once polished, Hanlon sprayed Perfectly Luscious Curls Wave Activating Spray on the hair and used a curling iron to create loose natural waves. To finish, he gathered the hair towards the midback of the head and secured it with a bobby pin. “It’s very much about what their hair is,” explained Hanlon. “It’s very individual.”
Michelle Saunders for Essie used three different colors to create the nail look. For the hands, Saunders applied Sand Tropez to give the look of cement or concrete. For the feet, she layered two shades: Over the Top was painted on No Place Like Chrome to represent car paint. “He had the request to recreate an asphalt color,” said Saunders.