Paris, March 1, 2016: â€œWeâ€™ve been working the past few seasons to create little details that make a girl whoâ€™s very unique and very Vaccarello,â€ said the makeup artist Tom Pecheux, backstage at Anthony Vaccarelloâ€™s fall/winter 2016 show earlier today. To wit, the designerâ€™s runway featured a parade of natural, effortless-looking beauties â€” and three devilish angels (or angelic devils â€” Pecheux couldnâ€™t decide).
His vision for the look was a clear one, though. To achieve it, Pecheux applied a combination of two liquid foundations to each modelâ€™s face â€” one matte, one more dewy â€” for a clean complexion that didnâ€™t look too covered up. He then applied a highlighting cream-colored eye shadow to the lids (Lâ€™Orealâ€™s Color Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach), as well as a soft shade of peachy pink color to the lips (he recommends Matte Max Lip Pen in Silencio, also by Lâ€™Oreal). All this lent a rather cherubic effect to the modelsâ€™ faces, further underscored by the contrast of his twinkle-eyed bad girls. For those glammed-up three, Pecheux cut rhinestone earrings into pointed shapes, which he glued at the corner of each eye. â€œThey look like a wing,â€ he said. He then outlined the eyes with a blend of matte and gel eyeliner, followed by a thick stroke of eyeliner pen â€” all black.
For hair, Anthony Turner referenced a trend that started in New York this season and has been picking up traction ever since: favoring individuality over consistency from look to look. His goal today was to emphasize each modelâ€™s natural texture, and let her locks shine on their own â€” literally. Hair was washed and shampooed, then dried with minimal product to create a natural-looking sheen versus an over-shellacked one. A bit of mousse and some light spritzes of Lâ€™Oreal Clay-to-Spray dry shampoo were used to give the hair a bit of lightness and â€œoptimism,â€ he said, before he left to ready the models with one last touch: a spontaneous-feeling low-ponytail-meets-half-bun. For authenticityâ€™s sake, it was something Turner said he could only get right in the rush of those final few minutes.