Backstage at Charlotte Ronson Spring 2012

WWD went behind the scenes at the designer's spring show.

Backstage at Charlotte Ronson RTW Spring 2012

To complement Charlotte Ronson’s collection of silhouettes that were at once flowy “Victorian feminine” and edgy street casual, makeup artist Gilbert Soliz for Sephora Pro created a “delicate and effortless,” fresh-faced and minimal beauty look. “The idea is to capture what [the models] look like when they come in for castings—naturally beautiful,” said Soliz of his concept. Skin was left natural but polished and achieved the sense of being “lit from within”: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit was dotted under the eyes, Charlotte Ronson Closer Finishing Powder was applied all over the face, and cheeks were given an enhanced flush of color with Charlotte Ronson 3X A Charm Luminizer, Blush and Bronzer. Subtly defined but lit-up eyes gave the look of having “just returned from a brisk walk”: Soliz used Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eyeshadow Palette in Henrietta (rich shades of light brown)  in the crease, lined upper lids with black pencil, and applied Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster Mascara in Black for wispy but dramatic lashes. Completing the simple and feminine look, Soliz enhanced the natural undertone of lips, “lightly tapping on” neutral pink shades from the Sephora Collection Lipstick Palette with fingertips.

The hairstyles conceived by Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé mirrored the collection with feminine ponytails that were “undone” and a little “rocker and grungy” in texture. Working with the natural textures of models’ hair, Syfu used TRESemmé 24hr Reboosting Spray on finer hair for body and a medium barrel curling iron, if needed, for texture. Hair was then given a deep side part and gathered into a low pony at the neck, with hair pulled over the ears for that Victorian feel. Hair was finished off with a spray of Fresh Start dry shampoo, but some flyaways and wisps were intentionally left untamed: the goal, said Syfu, was “the look of a second day, slept-in ponytail.”
Color Club, which recently launched a new consumer line nail polish, was backstage painting nails in the ultrafeminine and understated Pret-a-Pink. Hydroxatone Skincare was also available backstage, with many models opting to brighten their faces before makeup with the Under Eye Instant Lift.