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Beauty backstage at BCBG Max Azria was clean with a flower-child-turned-skater-girl vibe.


Inspired by “the quintessential California girl that is effortlessly cool,” Val Garland for Temptu used the brand’s new wireless airbrush system Temptu Air to apply a seamless mist all over the skin, atop a perfected base thanks to Base Smooth & Matte Primer. For a subtle contouring effect, Garland used Airpod Highlighter in Champagne around the eyes and bronzer in Warm Glow on cheekbones. Eyes were given a dose of rocker sensibility with black kohl eyeliner around the inner rims and several layers of mascara, added with a fan brush for a clumpy effect.


Hair, inspired by a woman’s natural texture after a day at the beach, was imagined by Orlando Pita for TRESemmé. To create the effortless wet look wave, Pita left hair to air dry in sectioned-off buns, which left behind a natural-looking bend once let undone. Using the brand’s Make Waves Shaping Cream and Shine Creating Serum, Pita pre-wet the two-inch hair sections, carefully twisting them into place and securing with a hair pin. “It’s not a curling iron curl,” said Pita, noting that the fresh, almost kinky waves are a style “mom would never do.” After all, “she’s a cool California girl.”


Barely-there nails, done by Cinnamon for Zoya, were meant to be as close to natural as possible. Manicures were polished with the Zoya Buff Perfector and Satin Seal Top Coat. For a glossy look mimicking toes dipped in water, pedicures were done in Avery, a beige-hued nude.

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