NYFW Backstage Beauty Pass: Day 7
W‘s Associate Beauty Editor, Christina Han, is backstage for at all the major shows during New York Fashion Week, sharing tips and tricks from the beauty professionals who are busy creating next season’s looks. In this installment, Han visits Ralph Lauren and L’Wren Scott.
Tom Pecheux’s classic Ralph Lauren lady has impossibly good skin (perfected with Estée Lauder’s Double-Wear Light foundation), a touch of powder across the T-zone, a flick of mascara, perhaps a touch of lip balm, and that’s usually as good as it gets. This year however, Pecheux was able to coax the designer into adding straight lines of black eyeliner to lids for what Pecheux calls “elegant subtlety.”
In homage to the original “vamp,” American silent-film actress Theda Bara (best known for her risqué costumes and smoky eyes), makeup artist Aaron de Mey rimmed models’ eyes in Lancôme’s Garment, an inky blue shadow. A dot of Juicy Tubes gloss in Clear on lids keeps the look according to de Mey, “believable and not too costume-y.”
L’Wren Scott collaborated with manicurist Yuna Park in a custom deep indigo polish Scott named, “Midnight Blues.”