WWD.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wear-2014/backstage-beauty/bcbg-max-azria7413901
runway
beauty-features

Wine Party Backstage at BCBG Max Azria

It was all about a deep side part and wine-colored eyes backstage at the show.

Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2014
Most Recent Articles In Beauty Features
Most Recent Articles In Beauty Features More Articles By

It was all about a deep side part and wine-colored eyes backstage at BCBG Max Azria.

Of the hair, Laurent Philippon, for Bumble and bumble, said “It’s a very cool New Yorker, she doesn’t need to make much effort to look cool and stylish. I like to say it’s somewhere between François Hardy and Patti Smith. The hair is swept over the forehead, it has a feeling as if she’s taken the wind. She’s windswept. It’s across the face, one side is tucked behind the ear, the other is tucked under the hair in the back.”

To hold the style in place Philippon created a “little braid” at the neck. “We’re not seeing the braid but it’s really to hold the hair in a loose way over the face.” He then texturized the hair on a “case-by-case” basis, depending on the model, with curling irons and Bumble and bumble Prep for “separation and texture.” Bumble and bumble’s hybrid dry shampoo/finishing spray Dryspun completed the look. “It feels really real like a girl would have done it herself. It’s not a hairdresser hairstyle. That’s what I love [about] it,” Philippon said.

The overall attitude is “rock ’n’ roll, she’s creative, very sure of herself and once again she doesn’t have to do much effort to look amazing.”

Val Garland, for MAC, focused on the eyes with Vino lip liner, which she applied on the crease and blended into the socket with a brush. She then used a berry-hued eye-shadow shade called Organic to deepen the color and continued blending it into the crease. Brows were tidied up with MAC Brow Set in Clear. Faces were given a sheer layer of MAC Face and Body Foundation and a slight highlight on cheekbones, lips and the cupid’s bow. Lips were made matte with Mixing Medium.

"It's all about the wash of raisin color on the eye," said Garland. "It's a little bit androgynous, it's boyish and sort of tough chic. It’s just the girls being very real."