Finally! A show where backstage beauty showcased both gorgeous guys AND gals…
The last show on the last day of fashion week is for those who are tougher than nails and who have more energy than Wall Street’s Bull. But nevertheless, I could not afford to miss backstage at Tommy Hilfiger (he IS opening a flagship on 5th Avenue, after all).
As expected, the look was very simple and American sweet (think The Notebook meets Genie Francis in Gen. Hospital). Lisa Butler for MAC Cosmetics says, “we used a pink and slightly glittery eyelid using Nanogold eyeliner that debuts in the spring (part of the Crushed Metal collection).” She applied mascara only to the top lashes and Rosy Outlook cheek blush to the apples of the cheeks to create that wholesome “look at me, I’m so healthy” look Tommy is known for.
The lipstick was in Bubblegum, a sheer pink color.
“It’s very American and very clean,” says Butler. “There’s a natural elegance to the look these colors have a pretty delicacy to them.” She did not use any foundation (and besides, do these models look like they need it?).
As for the hair, Eugene Souleiman with Wella said the look was very healthy and American hair, worn loose. “I really did not do too much with the hair…it’s beautiful and classy, and I wanted the girls to look like they have healthy and glamorous hair. It’s a little ’80s and a little like Brooke Shields and I wanted hair that was touchable with some loose waves.”
When asked if he applied product, Souleiman said, “the girls have come back from so many shows with so much product in their hair…so I didn’t use anything but used the texture they had. I finished up the look with Wella hairspray.”