Backstage Beauty Beat: Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014


THE SHOW: Cynthia Rowley

THE HAIR: Brian Buenaventura of Cutler Salonassembeled a league Brigitte Bardot lookalikes, tress-wise, by first applying Redken's Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse before blowdrying, lifting the roots for extra volume. Creating lateral strips, he spritzed the strands with the Refresh 01 Aerosol Hair Powder Dry Shampoo. He then teased the tresses at the root with a Mason Pearson, spraying the Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Finishing Spray and working rom the nape to the front hairline. Next, he created a deep side part and smoothed the strands with the Mason Pearson, tucking the hair behind the ears. He polished the look of with a final spritz of the Forceful 23 Super-Strength Finishing Spray.

THE MAKEUP: Arden Pinault continued the mod '60s beauty vibe by first dusting the eyes with one of Rowley's own eye palette shadows in Champagne. Next he let the eyes take flight, using Vasanti's Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Navy and then Rowley's upcoming Beauty Eye Pencil in Sky Blue for a two-toned wing. The face was fresh thanks to Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint with the touch of its Sheer Matte Powder and Bronzer. He finished with just a touch of lip balm for moisture.

THE MANI: Elle drew from Rowley's rainbow motifs from the collection with a “moonbow” manicure, using 12 Dermelect nail shades, including Blue Blood, Red-iculous, Buzz Worthy, All the Envy, Renegade, Vivacious, Phenom, Fearless, Pretentious, and Swagger.