Not much can rouse me before the crack of dawn, but yesterday I had a great reason to be up with the roosters. I had a 7 a.m. appointment to see makeup maestro Bobbi Brown create the runway look for Brian Reyes.
Inside the Plaza Hotel, Bobbi and her team of makeup artists worked to create a natural, windblown look. (Even the eyebrows were meant to look tousled.) Watching her work was amazing — she's so quick, so focused. Many of the colors are from an upcoming color collection, so if you like the look of the Brian Reyes show, be ready for some marvy mauves this Fall.
To read my interview with Bobbi, and to see my behind-the-scenes photos,
How did you come up with the face for the show?
[laughs] We're still coming up with it!
A work in progress, then?
You know, often the look you do for a makeup test works for that second. Then, when you get to the venue, especially when you do a makeup test on someone who isn't in the show, it changes. So it's a work in progress. And it was really a collaboration. My job is to intrepret Brian's vision, using the colors of the moment. So it's gone from a healthy, nude-y face with strong brows to a outdoorsy, in-the-country powdery look — the opposite of the look I did yesterday, which was all gloss everywhere. So, are there any trends? No. [laughs]
Are you using existing products from your line, or are these new colors for Fall?
A combination. We're using some from our Fall collection, which has mauve-inspired tones.
I've been seeing a lot of shows that have fresh, clean skin. Are you using concealer alone, or foundation as well?
I'm using a light foundation all over. Especially in this venue, where the lights are really strong, you need foundation all over. But the ultimate goal with foundation, when I do makeup, is that it doesn't look like they're wearing it.