How to Create a “Halo” for Your Ponytail

Angels at Erdem

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: Erdem

CITY: London

THE LOOK: Pure and simple, with a boyish twist.

INSPO: Erdem’s relaxed aesthetic was driven by the idea of East meets West. 

KEY PLAYERS: Makeup artist Val Garland, Hairstylist Anthony Turner, Manicures by Nails Inc

BEAUTY MVPs: NARS Brow Gel in Oural, L’Oréal Professionnel Pli, Nails Inc Long Wear Nail Polish in Cambridge Grove 

TOP TIPS: For a soft wash of nail color, try the bespoke blend from Erdem: Mix a few drops of lilac with clear polish.

To emphasize the “brushed-up boy brow,” Garland avoided using blush, eyeshadow or bronzer and kept the skin clean.

WORDS FROM THE WISE: Add a bit of interest to a low, center-parted ponytail by “rubbing fingers over the top of hair lightly [to create a] halo,” said Turner. “It really gives it something.”

TREND TALLY: Minimal makeup with an emphasis on skin was seen at J.W. Anderson and Christopher Kane, while low ponytails made appearances at Jason Wu, Altuzarra, and Tory Burch.

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