Backstage Beauty at DKNY 2009 Fall

Fifties glamour met modern Sunday afternoon at DKNY.

Fifties glamour met modern Sunday afternoon at DKNY. Charlotte Tilbury, working for MAC Cosmetics, used thick black eyeliner — “squared off at the ends, to give it a more modern look,” she said — and lots of black mascara on the top lashes before dusting bottom lashes with a hint of mascara. Next, Tilbury added rose blush at the top of the cheekbones, then smoothed a rosy cream blush on the lips to leave a slight stain of color. “It’s a youthful, fresh look,” she said.


Eugene Souleiman, working with Wella Professional, was aiming for “really simple hair” at the show. “It’s intended to be very fresh, young and vibrant,” he said. To create the look, Souleiman dampened hair with Wella’s Curl Artist, then blew hair out with a round brush. Next, he blasted roots with Wella’s Ocean Spritz, to “create volume and texture, and make it more organic.” Once hair was dry, Souleiman parted hair in the middle, then took sections from each side. Next, he knotted the sections twice and used a bit of black cord to secure the knots. To finish, he ran his fingers through the loose bottom of the hair. “I didn’t want it to be too finished, just pretty and organic,” he said.