Backstage Beauty Beat: Wes Gordon Fall 2014


THE SHOW: Wes Gordon

THE HAIR: James Pecis created textured tresses to look like the girls had just come out of the rain. He started by creating a deep side part and them saturating the hair with with Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. He dried each section with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i and ironed it with the brand's SinglePass X Wide Iron for a flat look close to the head, pinning the hair into place behind the ears. Pecis then applied the Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse from mid-lengths to ends to dampen them before twisting the hair into two sections on top of the head to create a bend. After the girls got out of makeup, he took down the hair, sprayed it with the brand's Professional Workable Holding Spray section by section before stitching the hair with a needle and elastic at the back of the hair to control the movement of the strands.

THE MAKEUP: Alice Laneallowed the clothes to do the talking with a mushroom and nearly nude palette. She began by blending Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe on the upper eyelids, dragging it down to the lower lashline for a neutral smokey eye with a few swipes of mascara for added drama. She groomed the brows before dappling the cheeks with the Color Sensational Lipcolor in Deepest Cherry. Depending on the model's skin tone, Lane pressed shades from the brand's The Buffs Collection of lipcolor to complete the look.

THE MANI: Rita Remark played with textures the same way Gordon did by layering a coat of Essie's Penny Talk under a coat of Bordeaux. She topped off the look with Matte About You before adding a French tip of of Wicked.