NYFW Beauty: How to Get Rachel Zoe's Bardot-Inspired Makeup
Makeup star Charlotte Tilbury breaks down the bohemian look.
The fact that Rachel Zoe’s spring 2016 line channels a bohemian ‘70s spirit is perhaps the least shocking thing to come out of fashion week. Even so, the muses she chose for her NYFW show’s makeup inspiration are undeniably perfect: Brigitte Bardot and Anna Ewers. "She had ripped out these pictures of Anna Ewers in Harper’s Bazaar and said, 'I want this,' " said Charlotte Tilbury backstage.
The sought-after British makeup artist — who works with icons like Kate Moss, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian — replied with, "Well, you know I did [her] makeup." It was a natural fit. For the occasion, Tilbury conjured up a fresh, youthful and healthy look that started with a full chocolate-taupe-colored eye, which employed six different MAC eye shadows. MAC Upward Lash mascara ($22) on the top and bottom was a must.
Tilbury really made the models' eyes more open and Bardot-esque with the help of a fun trick: MAC's nude Nc15 Chromagraphic Pencil ($16.50) in their lower waterlines. "It makes them kind of Bambi-ish, doe-y and wide-eyed,” said the artist. The lips were done with a blend of two shades — MAC Retro Matte Liquid in Lady Be Good and Mademoiselle — for the perfect matte '70s tawny coral.
The finishing touch came atop the girls' fresh, almost-bare skin — only Tilbury’s own Magic Cream ($100) and a little concealer where needed was used because the models’ skin looks so good this time of year. "For girls who don’t have them, we were drawing on freckles with [MAC] lip pencil in Cork ($16.50) across the bridge of the nose and cheeks where the sun would normally hit, for that bohemian look." It’s oh-so-Zoe.