Thanks to the frantic pace of the digital age, the average person has the attention span of a goldfish. (No, seriously. This is a fact supported by an actual study.) Seeing as the fashion sphere changes its mind even faster, we decided to provide you with a condensed report from backstage this season. As much as we'd like to pen novels in the name of lipstick and hairspray, we get it—you're busy. Here, the beauty version of CliffsNotes (all facts, no fluff) that you can easily skim in eight seconds...because science says that's all the time you have.
SHOW: Ashley Williams
THE LOOK: Grunge with a twist of 80s nostalgia. Think Taylor Momsen meets Elizabeth Wakefield.
INSPO: The 80s dance floor and the models themselves. The backstage team took their cues from the cast of individual characters and ramped up their unique looks.
TOP TIPS: To mimic this look, you’ll need eyeliner—lots of it. Let it take center stage by skipping bronzer, blush, and highlighter entirely. Ffrench told her team to perfect skin with MAC Face & Body Foundation, add just a touch of balm to lips, tidy up brows, and wrap eyes with liner. No mascara or eyeshadow required.
WAH London echoed the simple vibe, painting nails white, grey or red, with a handful of models sporting white nails with black polka dots. To recreate the latter, use a nail art pen for ease.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: “To help your hair hold texture after styling, let it cool down completely before removing rollers or releasing the hair from a twist,” explained Schauwecker. “Next, liberally spray a texturizing product through the ends to add a bit of grit that’ll make your style hang around for much longer.” Whether you like boys or girls (or both!) the designer devised barrettes for both sexes. Clip back bangs or frame your face with the sparkly slides as seen on the runway, or load up your ponytail like Rihanna.