Backstage Beauty Beat: Opening Ceremony Fall 2014


THE HAIR: Anthony Turner took the Belgium girl of the brand's inspiration and transformed into the androgynous, angsty art student by tousling their natural texture. He began by spraying the top of the hair with Bumble and Bumble's Thickening Hair Spray and creating a deep side part. He blow dried the hair forward to create a windswept effect before tucking the front behind the ears with pins. He added a generous amount of the brand's dry shampoo for added texture and lift before sealing the style with a blast of the Spray de Mode.

THE MAKEUP: Aaron de Mey channeled the Belgium beauty aesthetic with fresh, flushed skin. After hiding any flaws, he added a dose of radiance with Laura Mercier's Secret Brightener before layering Sephora + Pantone's Ravishing Dew Cream Blush under the Rush Luster Cheek Sweep both in Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid. In lieu of any eye makeup, Mey dappled the Venus Lure Lip Balm on the lids and skipped the mascara. The lips were dabbed with the Radiant Paint Gloss in Nude for a plush pout.

THE MANI: Depending on the ensemble, Naomi Yasuda continued the floating nail art using Essie polishes in either Go Overboard, Aruba Blue, or Master Plan over the brand's base coat. The pinky on the left hand and ring finger on the right were fully painted while the other tips were painted on different angles for a diagonal design.