Backstage Beauty Beat: Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014


THE HAIR:Rolando Beauchamp for Oribe Hair Care wanted to create a sophisticated style with an undone, downtown feel. He started by spraying the Maximista Thickening Spray to wet hair at the crown and distributing Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse, “everything you want in a product,” throughout. He blow dried locks with a center part, roughing up dry hair for an un-perfect look and adding texture with the Dry Texturizing Spray. He finished off with Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray by spritzing on and applying to hair with hands.

THE MAKEUP: This season, Rebecca Taylor turns the attention away from her models' eyes and onto their lips with a beautiful, bold pout. Backstage makeup artist Sil Bruinsma explains that his team used an array of MAC Cosmetic products to create a David Lynch, Twin Peaks type of beauty that consisted of bare eyes, a face flaunting hardly any foundation, bushy brows, and a stained lip. Though the pout, created by combining MAC's upcoming colors, Gigolo and Hearts of Flame, made models look pretty, keeping things natural everywhere else gave the final look a grungy and tomboy vibe. When recreating the style, Bruinsma suggests keeping your pout in place by dusting powder over it.

THE MANI: Keri Blair created an edgy ombré mani for Rebeca Taylor using two new shades from MAC, the dark grey Midnight Sky and a burgundy shade under the working name of “Wine,” both due out in the fall. To get the look, Blair first painted short, round tips wine and let dry. Then she applied a stroke of each polish to a wedge sponge and blotted nails so that the tip was red and the base was grey. A clear finish gave the manicure a gel like finish. Though Blair admits that there is not a lot of ombré in the collection, the style was perfect as it worked with everything in the line while providing a chic yet rock 'n roll feel.