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: Creatures of the Wind
CITY: New York
THE LOOK: Authentic indie girl realness (i.e., no-makeup makeup) or a standout lip and glossy lids
INSPO: PJ Harvey
KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo, Hairstylist Holli Smith, Manicurist Danielle Candido
BEAUTY MVPs: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl and NARS Blush in Exhibit A, Bumble & bumble Thickening Hairspray, and Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in All White Now
TOP TIP: To get the super matte, “hard edged” PJ Harvey lip (and make it last in NYC’s 90-degree heat), Carrasquillo used a fluffy eye shadow brush to buff fuchsia powder blush into matte red lipstick.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: For a strong lip that “won’t move,” start with a sugar scrub, and then make sure lips are dry so lipstick “really grips.”