NYFW Fall 2014 Backstage Beauty: 3 eyeliners at Rag & Bone
Last season it was all about that bold,
orange pout at Rag & Bone. The departure from the label’s usually simple take on beauty was dreamed up by Revlon lead makeup artist Gucci Westman. But that bold lip is
spring 2014. For fall 2014 it’s all about a
thickly lined, bold eye – still a departure for Rag & Bone, but still equally every girl. “Rag and Bone girls always have to be that girl that you want to be, not too conceptual,” says Westman. “Real girls don’t have time for 700 steps [when it comes to makeup].” Here are five key things about the look:
1. Westman used
three eyeliners, from a cream to two liquids on the lid to not only give the winged look staying power, but also to give the look some depth. “I’m using three different textures, so I’m using a pen, then a cream to set the shape, then the new skinny liquid liner to make the shape precise.”
TRY: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black ($7.99), Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in black ($9.99) and Revlon ColorStay SKINNY Liquid Liner in Black Out ($7.99 in store in June).
2. Skip the usual cat-eye look and bring the last third of your liner up onto the lid so it pokes out when the eye is open. “I was really inspired by the French Yé-Yé girls from the ‘60s. I was always inspired by them, just their rebellion. They created a trend where everyone wanted to be them,” explains Westman. “So I thought it was cooler to do a weird shape that was slightly unexpected. It’s more of a straight, thick line and it finishes above the lash line at the end. It doesn’t curve down. And it’s a different length on each girl based on her eye shape.”
3. Westman treated each model’s skin before makeup with a little organic prep. Éminence (Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream – available in March — and Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist) were used to give the skin a dewy glow without overshadowing the eyeliner.
4. For a “wintery” finish to the skin, Westman opted for a pale (read lighter than normal) shade of foundation.
TRY: Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($12.99) mixed with Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light ($12.99).
Lips should almost disappear into the skin thanks to a de-pigmenting trick from Westman. “I used white liner to take the red out, but it’s super subtle.”
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