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: Adam Selman
CITY: New York
THE LOOK: Blushing 80s beauty meets sexy 2016 tomboy
INSPO: Antonio Lopez’s fashion illustrations
KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Emi Kaneko, Hairstylist James Pecis, Manicurist Naomi Yasuda
BEAUTY MVPs: MAC Casual Color in For Your Amusement on eyes, lips and cheeks, Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, and MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Snob and Gold Pearl
TOP TIPS: Short on time? Consider this monochromatic look your one-and-done solution. Simply rub the multipurpose cream on lids, lips, and cheeks—extending the color all the way up to your temples for an 80s flush that still feels “fresh,” explained Kaneko.
To achieve Yasuda’s ombré nails, apply clear base coat, then dip a makeup sponge into a dusky rose polish. Next, dab the color from tip to the halfway point of your nail bed. Repeat. “The second time should be a little higher than your first layer and the third [time] should be a bit higher than the second.” Apply a sheer, gold lacquer over top to seal and smooth the faded effect.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: Pecis used wire from a flower shop to craft crimps. Bend a piece of wire in half to create a skinny “U” shape, then weave a small section of hair between both sides in a figure-eight pattern—securing the end with a bobby pin. Clamp over top with a flatiron. (Repeat these steps over your entire head.) Once hair cools, slide out the bobby pin and wire before gently brushing through waves. Set the fluffy texture with a bit of dry shampoo for even more “lightness.” Complete the look by pulling your length into an “asymmetric top knot,” leaving the ends out.
TREND TALLY: Chignons were also spotted at Tom Ford, Creatures of the Wind, and Thakoon.