Part one of the spring 2015 beauty looks that caught our eye in New York
Jane Birkin and ’60s and ’70s doe-eyed Playboy girls inspiration evolved into a minimal but impactful makeup look by Maki Ryoke for beauty.com that involved drawn-on bottom lashes (think Twiggy) and painted-on faux freckles. Messy, center-parted hair that stylist Hollie Smith says is slept-on, kind of surfy and not too bombshell kept the whole thing playful, modern and far from precious.
Creatures of the Wind
The model casting for Creatures of the Wind inspired makeup artist James Boehmer to use NARS lipstick and lip gloss in new ways (on the cheeks and eyelids) and give the girls an authentic-looking overheated, raw look. Meanwhile, Bumble and Bumble hairstylist Anthony Turner created haphazard, piece-y, pulled-apart low ponytails that referenced ’90s It models and Venice skater boys, and Butter London’s Katie Jane Hughes created a mirage-like gunmetal gradient manicure that kept things a bit femme.
Hairstylist Paul Hanlon kept cool girls like Alison Mosshart and Juliette Lewis in mind as he put small fishtail braids that turned into traditional plaits in the lower hairline of models’ manes for Vera Wang, giving the hair a tonal look with texture and shine at the ends using a smorgasbord of Schwarzkopf products. Meanwhile, the plummy Cle de Peau eye makeup was meant to reflect a baby bohemian wood nymph with a tough edge.
In a sea of nearly nude faces, the farmers’ market–inspired bright colors at Trina Turk were exciting. Using Stila, Sarah Lucero chose a pale aqua shade for the eyelid and a bright coral or violety shade on the lips, focusing less on the lashes. And the Julep manicures also added bright pops: Each model had a different hand-painted floral accent nail using a few fun key shades.
Beach babes inspired at least half a dozen designers this season, and Jeremy Scott’s hippie surfer chicks—and dudes—were a pretty spot-on reflection of that aesthetic. Wella’s Eugene Souleiman and his team did something different for each model’s mussed-up mane—employing all methods of braiding and even throwing in a crimper here and there. Along with sun-kissed cheeks and butt enhancement cream by Kabuki using MAC and equally unique nail art by Miss Pop using OPI, the catwalkers came off nonchalant yet way cool, natch.