When you think of Rebecca Taylor, you think of gorgeous, girly and feminine clothes. Lots of florals, a bit little girl but grown up. And that's exactly the look Rie Omoto for M.A.C and Dai Michishita went for with the makeup and hair, respectively. "This girl is very feminine, soft, cute ... but [also] very strong, confident, sexy," Omoto told me backstage. "She doesn't have to show off her sensuality wearing really sexy clothes." Find out how they achieved this look after the jump.
Omoto really only used a few M.A.Cproducts to create the look -- one that she said was "a little bit 40's but more modern and more relaxed." She started with Face + Body Foundation, Moisture Cover Concealer and Prep + Prime Powder to create a dewy, transparent look on the skin. Eyes were kept simple with Costa Riche Pencil smudged into the crease and underneath, then set with Goldie Orange (a new crushed Pigment) before finishing with Zoom Lash Mascara on both the top and bottom lashes. She then sculpted cheeks with Sculpt Powder.
|Rie Omoto backstage|
But here's where things really got interesting. Lips were quite bold, mimicking the bright pinks, oranges and reds that could be found in the collection. But rather than use lipstick, Omoto mixed Red Paint Stick with Virgin Isle, Coral and Orange Eyeshadows! "I use anything," she said. "Lipstick can be on the eyes! I just wanted not too orange, not too red."
While Dai Michishita was working on one of the models, I spoke with Rodney Cutler -- yes, the founder of Cutler! He told me that Michishita was started by pulling hair into a low ponytail, then creating a simple chignon with a strong center part. But to make it different, he then twisted it into a bow to give it "much more of a decorative effect." He went on to tell me, "[It's] fresh, young, shiny, simple ... but a little bit of that twist gives it that evening feel."
To create the look, Michishita used Cutler Protective Treatment Spray to make it look healthy and shiny, Cutler Flyaway Stick to clean the edges, and finished the look with Redken Workforce 09 Hairspray.