1. First Comes Sleek
"With this collection, we tried to move away from using color (on the hair)," explains Wella Global Creative Director, Eugene Soulieman. "The clothes have a graphic edge and are structured for the silhouette, so we decided that the hair should be very sleek and tight to the head." To get this minimal look, the hair team created a shiny and structural half-up, half-down 'do by using liberal amounts of hairspray and setting hair in tight ponytails for a few minutes before shaping face-framing pieces around the head.
2. Then Comes Texture
"We used a side part to channel a masculine energy," notes Soulieman. "This collection is about the rich girl with a twist." After the strands were secured, Soulieman used Wella Ocean Spritz on the ends to add movement. "This collection is so saturated with color, that we wanted that feeling of mixed textures to stand out."
3. Bruised Blush
"There's so much deep color in this show, that I wanted to keep the face very natural," explains Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics. Opting to veer away from girlier blushes, Pecheux chose a "purpley" blush (called Stratus), and applied it to the high contours of the models' cheekbones. "If you bring the blush down towards the mouth, it has a very different effect," he notes.
4. Getting Lippie
"We wanted to keep the face mostly matte," Pecheux continues. "But I used a mauve lipstick (called Delectible) near the eyelash line and smudged the color to create this eye look." Pecheux finished the face with brown mascara and a nude lipstick.
5. Nailing It
For a flattering mani/pedi look, the team at Peter Som reached out to Zoya to create two colors (named for Som's muses). Audrey, a pastel peach, "was the perfect shade to translate well for fall on account of its warm undertones," notes the Zoya nail tech Sunshine Outing. Evvie, a smoky evergreen, was the polish of choice for the toes, "because it still feels modern, unlike other, brighter greens," adds Outing.
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