11 Feb 2014
BACKSTAGE BEAUTY AT THEYSKENS’ THEORY
Brushed boyish brows and a nude and natural palette
Words Elsa de Berker
Photography Greg Kessler
Delivering yet another redefinition of contemporary street-chic, yesterday’s Theyskens’ Theory show provided us not only with easy-to-wear urban staples to lust after, but a typically paired down yet sophisticated guide as to how to ‘dress’ our faces this coming fall. Masterminded by Diane Kendal, using M.A.C Cosmetics, the look was tweaked for each girl’s individual complexion using a small handful of key quality products to hone and structure their look.
Echoing the paired down tailoring of the collection, the look is essentially, a no makeup makeup ‘look.’ “We used two M.A.C creams, one in the contour of the cheek, and one in the eye which is sort of a taupey-brown color that mimics the natural shading your eye has in your crease,” explained Kendal. “Then we used a paint stick called Pure White, which doesn’t have any frost or shimmer to it, as a highlighter alongside a very little bit of white eyeliner on the inside of the eye to make the light really bounce from the skin. We wanted the girls to have square, boyish eyebrows so we brushed them up and avoided using any fillers.” Completing the minimalist look, the models’ lips were kept very nude and natural as they hit the runway.
“I’d say on yourself you could do this in less than eight minutes,” said Kendal, “it’s a really nice easy look to do for the daytime and then at night, if you added a little mascara and a little eyeliner, it would be really cool.”