We wanted the girls to appear almost like
soldiers—a uniform of perfect, flawless skin with
slicked-back hair and a pop of color on the lips…
—Gayle, our stylist
Inspired by Vanessa Beecroft installations and the color of New Zealand peonies, we wanted the girls to appear almost like soldiers—a uniform of perfect, flawless skin with slicked-back hair and a pop of color on the lips. The look created a blank canvas for the clothes, letting them speak for themselves.
Fun fact: While each model’s lip color appeared to be the same shade, each color was custom-mixed for each girl to compliment her exact skin tone.
Getting the look:FACE
: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
and a bit of luminizer
on the cheekbones and on the bow of the lips give a flawless, mannequin-like complexion.CHEEKS:
A very light touch of Stila cream cheek color
Leave completely bare; curly eyelashes (thanks to a curler) are all that are needed.LIPS:
Mix Kryolan aqua-color pigment
in fluorescent pink and orange.
Tip: To keep the color creamy, moisturize lips first. We used Dr. Kiss lip moisturizer
A sleek, tight ponytail: Gather hair into a taut ponytail, then wrap a section of the hair (enough to cover the band) and fasten with a bobby pin. A touch of Elnett hair spray and pomade helps smooth the hair and keep the ponytail sleek.