Cinemagraph by Sam Cannon.
Strength and confidence were the name of the game at the Fall/Winter 2020 show, and the beauty looks were in perfect keeping. “The collection is all about empowering women and we wanted to do a beautiful makeup to reflect that,” makeup artist Diane Kendall said backstage. The models’ faces were clean and glowing, accented with Tied Up, a peachy blush from Nars’s Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette
. The eyes were the main event, with a a swipe of glittery bronze eyeshadow from the Nars Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette
and definition courtesy of High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Mambo
, a warm brown with red tones. And for the lips? Just a balm. “This is a woman who is accentuated rather than taken over by her makeup,” said Kendall.
Hairstylist Guido Palau designed a style that felt no less fresh and uncontrived. He and his team of stylists applied Redken Extreme Play Safe leave-in protector and then blow-dried models’ hair, finishing off with a flat iron to create a slight bend. They then proceeded to center-part the hair, creating twists out of the two front sections, which were connected high at the back of the head with a clear elastic. The tied section was threaded under itself, to hide the elastic and create an effect that Palau joked reminded him of the Topsy Tail hair tool from late-night television. “There’s nothing new here,” he said. “This look could have been worn by a grandmother or a 70s California girl.” Or, you know, a thoroughly modern woman.