At New York Fashion Week, powerful, graphic beauty looks—like sky-high volume, bold, smoky eyes, and rich, jewel-toned nails— were all over the runways. At Catherine Malandrino’s presentation, the collection was complemented by slicked-back hair and a colorful eye, created by Moroccanoil and the Sephora PRO makeup team. “Catherine showed me a poster of a ’80s movie called Cat People,” said lead makeup artist Gilbert Soliz, “So this look is very animalistic. She wanted to run with the cat-like image.” It’s striking, but still surprisingly wearable. Here’s how to get it:
1. Contour Your Cheeks
To get the natural, soft skin, Gilbert and his team started with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer to maintain a light, dewy texture. Then they created a strong, contoured cheek using Laura Mercier Bronzing Duo. Apply the darker bronzing powder to the hollow of the cheeks and the lighter shade to the top of the cheekbones to highlight. (The bronzers can be applied separately, or if your brush is big enough, at the same time. Just make sure to blend well.)
2. Get Animalistic
On the eyes, Gilbert used Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil in Black on both the top and bottom lash lines. To get a perfect cat-eye look, apply the bottom liner first, starting just inside the inner rims, and continuing the line upward until about an inch past the outer rim. Next, line the top and stop as soon as you meet the bottom line. The artists added a dash of fuschia, blue, or turquoise to each model, to complement the clothes in the collection, using Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream a waterproof pigment base. Dab a small amount of the cream onto a liner brush (a clean lip brush will also work) and apply a thin line directly on top of the kohl liner, blending well. Finish with two coats of Dior Diorshow Mascara.
3. Get a Gravity-Defying ’Do
Moroccanoil’s Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero created this contrasting look, which featured slicked-back sides and serious lift on top along with natural-looking shine and movement in back. “We wanted it to have a ‘do-it-yourself’ aesthetic,” he said. “We wanted to do something that’s effortless, in a way.”
Calero started by blow-drying hair using a mixture of Moroccanoil Treatment (a moisturizing argan oil treatment) and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream. For bouncy volume, use a round brush to blow-dry, and lift at the root. Next, Calero worked Moroccanoil’s new Volumizing Mousse (available later this year) into hair and finger-combed it to create soft waves, clipping them in place while they dried, finishing with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong and Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for a mirror-like sparkle. (Morrocanoil.com for salons)