While the post-holiday winter weather has been less than uplifting, we’ve found a bright point in the season: Rachel Zoe’s Fall Winter 2018 fashion show. The designer debuted her Bowie-inspired collection at the Jeremy Hotel in Hollywood, California and charged her beauty team to create a look worthy of accompanying the ’70s glam-rock ready-to-wear. Think natural, velvety skin, smoky, winged eye makeup and soft feathery locks, all of which delivered an effortless Studio-54 vibe that we plan on emulating ASAP. Here’s how to emulate the modern spin on ’70s glam yourself.
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To create a lit-from-within subtle glow, models' faces needed to be prepped properly. Beauty mecca Dermstore provided the topnotch products used to get complexions to their flawless state. First, they were cleansed of any dirt, oil or makeup with Skyn ICELAND Cleansing Cloths. Skin was then refined and exfoliated with Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant to allow for a smooth, totally cleansed palette. Lancer Omega Hydrating Oil with Ferment Complex (which will be coming soon to Dermstore, so be on the lookout!) was applied to moisten the complexion. To wake up the eyes and reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines, Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks were applied. For naturally sculpted features, Nurse Jamie's Instant Uplift facial roller was used on cheeks and necklines. For the final step of skincare prep, models' faces were spritzed with Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF 30.
As for the beautiful boho-glam makeup look seen on the runway, that was courtesy of Sarah Lucero, Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry for Stila. To start, Sarah prepped skin with a neutralizing moisturizer, followed by primer. "Make sure any redness is treated with a mattifying formula so that the skin is as even and velvety—not dewy—as possible," she explained.
After allowing the primer and moisturizer to be fully absorbed (allow a minute or two), the artist applied Stila's Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer with a damp beauty blender. "I love this formula because it has a nice balmy and creamy finish that doesn't look like makeup."
Brows were the next order of business. Sarah keep them natural and "free," just lightly filling in sparse areas with the Stila Waterproof Brow Color. The hairs were brushed upward for a feathery, full finish.
Once the brows were in tact, the models' eyelids were washed with a champagne-taupe shadow from Stila's Eyes Are the Window Eye Shadow Palette in Spirit. The bottom and lower lash lines were lined with a brown kajal liner, winged and buffed out slightly for a smokier feel. The inner corners of the eyes were brightened with a cream-based highlighter to give some shine. The look was wrapped up with a swipe of lengthening mascara. (Those with lackluster lashes were given a boost via medium-length faux lashes, provided by Battington Lashes.)
Cheeks were warmed up with a cream-based cheek tint and blended well so they appeared more flushed. Lips were kept equally au-naturel, with a rosy nude lipstick as the base, topped off with Stila's Sheer Liquid Lip Color in Sheer Caramello.
The brushed out, airy waves worn by the show's models were downright ethereal, thanks to the artistry of OGX brand ambassador Jillian Halouska. Models' natural hair was first amplified with the addition of extensions by DEUX LUXE² by KLIX Hair Extensions. To get some fullness and body from the get go, hair was prepped with OGX Bodifying + Fiber Full Root Boosting Spray Mousse and rough-dried. Hair was then sectioned off and the ends were blown out with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Olivia Garden iDetangle Brush to keep them straight and smooth.
To give "the suggestion of a curl," Jillian loosely wrapped sections of hair around a 1/14-inch curling iron, focusing on the mid-shaft and avoiding the ends. Immediately after curling each section, she shook out each piece of hair with her hands to loosen the wave even more.
For a slightly undone, feathery finish, hair was spritzed with OGX Humidity Blocking Hairspray. The ends were also treated to OGX's Shea Sleek Smooth Spray. Jillian brushed out the tips until fully dried. "It adds thickness to the ends and makes them stay smooth," she explains about the trick.
For good measure and to lock in the style, the finished masterpiece was sprayed with a lightweight, flexible setting spray.
Models donned creamy ivory nails for a subtle hint of glam, courtesy of Nail Garden. The spa's artists prepped nails by filing them short and naturally round. They then swiped on a base coat to clean nails, using OPI's Natural Nail Base Coat.
OPI shades Funny Bunny and Kyoto Pearl were then applied (depending on the skin tone), using two coats. To seal in the color and dry it quickly, OPI's Infinite Shine Top Coat was applied.