Backstage Report: Rachel Roy
The Inspiration: "Rachel's collection embodies the look of 'Colonial Vietnam', said celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown. "To complement the array of hues in the collection, the makeup remains natural-looking featuring shades of Rose Gold on the eyes, cheeks, and lips."
Hair: We just loved the ease of the hairstyles being created by famous runway and celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson. I wanted to create something with an Asian feel, but I didn't want it to be romantic at all," explains Gibson. "I wanted to create a masculine feminine dynamic. So, from the front the model looks very masculine, and from the side and back she has an intricate tight twist that flows into a loose braid, that is then pinned up." Gibson used Ted Gibson Tame It Shine lotion and Beautiful Hold hairspray to perfect the look. "This is another easy way for any woman in America to wear their hair, besides another boring bun or ponytail," suggests Gibson.
Makeup: "Rose Gold creates the perfect neutral for any skin tone. It's also happens to be both my and Rachel's favorite shade of gold, explains Brown, and it just so happens to be the exact color of her wedding band. "We went with only a little shimmer on the eyes," said Brown, "We wanted to make the eyes pop on the runway under the lights." Brown kept the rest of the look matte with a pot rouge on the models' cheeks and lips for a more neutral look. "While the Rose Gold color works on every skin tone, some of the models who are more fair had to have a brown shadow mixed in to prevent their eyes from looking too red," asserts Brown.
RB's Insider Tip: Bobbi Brown said that a mineral powder dusted on with a brush is the best way to keep shine to a minimum when you're in front of the camera or under hot lights.
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