How To Get The Beauty Look From Rachel Zoe’s LA Fashion Show

by Stephanie Montes
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Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe

If there's anyone who understands that no ensemble is complete without a standout beauty look, it's our editor in chief, Rachel Zoe. At her first-ever Los Angeles fashion show, models drenched in glimmering metallic fringe and pearl embellishments walked the runway sporting '70s-inspired feathered hair, rosy cheeks and glossy lips. We caught up with the makeup artists and hairstylists backstage to get the scoop on fresh faces, bouncy locks and pristine manicures. Below, exactly how to get the look for yourself.


"Rachel wanted the girls to look effortlessly glamorous and fresh-faced," explains celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan. "This look was all about flawless skin with a subtle flush to the cheeks and lips. After cleansing the skin with Burt's Bees Makeup Remover Pads, we focused on giving the complexion a glow with the Burt's Bees Nourishing Face Oil. I tapped this onto the temples, into the cheeks and on the neck for a youthful dewiness."

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe

"Rachel wanted the lips to have a berry tint, so we created that with Burt's Bees Lipstick in Wine Wave. The hydrating formula left lips looking stained and not too perfect. We then applied Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil in Misted Plum to give a dewy glaze over the pout. For the cheeks, my favorite way to create a youthful flush is to use the lipstick to give the apples a matching pop of color. I patted it over the high point of the cheek—both in toward the nose and out toward the ears."

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe

"We decided to leave the eyes bare except for a little shading in the crease and a subtle highlight under the brow bone. We kept the feeling of undone glamour by focusing on lots of individual lashes to give the eyes a feline shape without using liner. Lastly, I wanted the brows to reach their maximum potential of fullness without being overly filled in or drawn on, so we combed them straight up to give the face a youthful look."


Rachel enlisted the help of her longtime friend Joey Maalouf, creative director and co-founder of The Glam App, in creating the hair look for the show. Here, he walks us through the steps to effortless, tousled waves.

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe

Step One: "On naturally air-dried hair, spritz from the mid-length down to your ends with Ouai Wave Spray and tousle-dry with The Dream Dryer while raking the ends with your fingertips"

Step Two: "This step is optional, but if you want more length and volume, section the hair starting from the nape of the neck up and add 10 pieces of Hairdo 20-inch clip-in extensions."

Step Three: "With every section of clip-ins, spray the hair with Ouai Soft Hairspray and wave from the mid-shaft to the ends using a 1.5-inch curling iron. Wave each section in the opposite direction, and leave ringlets to cool and set.

Step Four: "Before you hit the runway (or the town), brush the hair using a boar-bristle brush to soften the texture and give it an effortless 'undone' look."


There's nothing worse than spending an hour on a manicure and having it chip right away. Rachel sought out fresh manis from her friends at Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer, who have mastered ultra-long-wearing polish in a toxin-free, 10-free formula. Models walked the runway in the clean, elegant naked-nail trend via a nude shade called Minka. The polish is formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide or lead (hence 10-free). Nails that look healthy and actually are healthy—there's nothing better.