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NYFW 2014 Backstage Beauty: A “World Cup”-inspired lip at Rag & Bone
Jac getting some neon lip action from Gucci Westman backstage at Rag & Bone.
Backstage at Rag & Bone, beauty editors gasped collectively at the sight of neon orange pigment at Gucci Westman’s station. "We have never ever done a lip at Rag & Bone," said Westman, Revlon’s global artistic director, explaining that the "really, really matte neon" shade was inspired by next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Westman created the look using a blend of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival (both on shelves next year). "There’s a lot of shine and pastel in the clothes and I wanted something that would pop," said Westman. She kept skin luminous, using Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream and Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light.
Read more about the eye look after the jump…
These eye shadows, used at Rag & Bone, will be released late fall.
To create the eye look, Westman blended Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet with the soon-to-be-launched Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Cocoa, Onyx and Charcoal, then wiped away all of the work using Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream. "I didn’t want it to look sweet," she explained. "It still had to look like a cool Rag & Bone girl. I tried it both ways and it looked way more Rag & Bone to have it a little bit messed up—a little more grungier than sweet." For the hair, Redken’s creative consultant Guido Palau slicked hair down with a centre part using Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray and raked Redken SatinWear Blow Dry Lotion through the ends, allowing each model’s hair to dry naturally, "So that there’s slight movement, but no real curl."
Palau explained that most women haven’t the faintest what their natural hair texture is because we just reach for the blow dryer like it’s second nature. "So many women have lots of natural texture and movement so it’s something that we should kind of look at sometimes."