Runway Report: Toughened Chic at Creatures of the Wind

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At Creatures of the Wind, Morgan Taylor Lead Manicurist Danielle Candido opts to forgo top coat and let the luster of the lacquers she uses in her design speak for themselves. “We’re going for the natural tone of metal,” she explains. “Most metal isn’t shiny but has a luster that’s weathered a bit.” To give the nail its natural, oxidized and tone-on-tone metallic finish, Candido paints chrome Morgan Taylor Could Have Foiled Me on the entire nail and then layers Morgan Taylor Give Me Gold and Morgan Taylor Bronzed and Beautiful at the cuticle to create a brassy crescent moon. “If you’re courageous and want to freehand [the half moon], that’s great! Otherwise, the simplest thing to do is to take a French [tip sticker] and reverse it,” suggests Candido. “It’s really easy to recreate!”  

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 Bumble and Bumble Lead Stylist Anthony Turner took a departure from the whimsical, romantic and soft looks from seasons past and crafts two hairstyles inspired by an androgynous tough girl that means business. “We’re doing two looks because we didn’t want the girls to look like robots,” he explains. “We want to make it feel a bit more individual.” For the first look, Turner works Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse into the models’ locks and crafts a deep side part before securing the remainder of the hair into a bun at the nape of the neck. “It feels very boyish, masculine and a little bit ’20s,” he shares. For the second look (inspired by a pic of Snoop Dog!), after working Thickening Full Form Mousse into the models’ tresses, Turner creates a strong center part and two scalp braids behind the ears, securing them with elastics at the nape of the neck. For both looks, Turner finishes with a spritz of Bumble and Bumble Classic Hairspray to nix any flyaways. “The strictness of the looks makes them feel a little youthful, which is important so the girls feel like real girls,” he says.  

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NARS Lead Artist Mark Carrasquillo focuses his makeup design around the lip, taking cues from Puerto Rican and Spanish girls he sees riding NYC subways. “I thought, ‘How can we do that ‘chola’ lip as a red lip?’” he explains of his process. “So we tweaked the application and color.” To create this sophisticated updated take on the “chola” lip, Carrasquillo first outlines the entire mouth in a deep, dark, wine-berry colored matte lipstick (NARS Bette Audacious Lipstick, NARS Ingrid Audacious Lipstick or NARS Charlotte Audacious Lipstick), and then fills in the bottom-center lip only with a mixture of pink lip glosses (NARS La Palace Velvet Lip Glide and NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide, both out in fall 2016). “It’s a new, fun way to do a red lip,” he says. Carrasquillo leaves the rest of the design simple, only using concealer if necessary and brushing NARS Triple X Lip gloss through the models’ brows. “I wanted it to be a really cool girl who likes herself and only wears one kind of makeup,” he explains. “She doesn’t try to hide or change things, but the lip is meticulous and intentional.”

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