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: Derek Lam
CITY: New York
THE LOOK: As if models were caught in some kind of magical desert sandstorm and emerged with naturally glowy skin (exfoliation by sand) and parched, windblown hair.
INSPO: American Southwest by way of Georgia O’Keefe.
BEAUTY MVPs: Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Striking Copper and Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Coral Jolt, Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion, Jin Soon Nail Polish in Nostalgia
TOP TIPS: Orange is a color that’s “very flattering to the iris,” said Pecheux. “It makes all eye colors look brighter and more vibrant— especially brown and green eyes.” He layered orange matte liquid lip color over bronze to get the effect.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: While models are blessed with glowy baby skin, Pecheux revved up radiance with a multi-step routine you can recreate at home: Massage your face with Butter Elixir Face Oil, layer moisturizer on top, and prep with primer.
TREND TALLY: Monochrome, multi-use makeup made another appearance (it was also spotted at Adam Selman), as Pecheux applied an orange lip color to both eyes and cheeks.