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: J. W. Anderson
THE LOOK: Easy, breezy… and sumptuous.
INSPO: Fresh-out-the-shower glow.
KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo, Hairstylist Anthony Turner
BEAUTY MVPs: NARS Satin Lipstick in Kiss Me Stupid (on shelves Spring 2017), L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil
TOP TIPS: To get the polish of a blow dry without a whisper of bouffant, aim the dryer down the shaft of the hair and drag sections with your with fingers. Brush through with a Mason Pearson ‘or any natural-bristled brush’ to finish, says Turner.
WORDS FROM THE WISE: If you want to channel this lip look, don’t be too precise. Carrasquillo suggests dabbing lipstick on straight from the tube and tapping the edges with your fingertips to soften. Use any pigment that’s left on fingers to add a flush to the apples of cheeks. Let eyes and brows take a backseat to accentuate ultra-girly lips and cheeks.
TREND TALLY: Soft, feminine makeup is emerging as a trend, with diffused lips spotted at Michael Kors and rosy cheeks at Marchesa.