Backstage Beauty Report | Vivienne Westwood.
“We need lots more sequins! We don’t have enough sequins!” the makeup artist Val Garland said backstage at Vivienne Westwood. She was calling for more of her custom opalescent sequin tears to be applied to Botticelli-inspired faces. “They’re beautiful, celestial beings looking up to the heavens, crying in ecstasy,” she said of the models with red-pink or “tea-stained” lids. The look was created using M.A.C. copper walnut Sculpting Cream all around and inside the eye along with Fascinating Eye Kohl. A shell highlighter was applied along the jawline, to create the effect of gazing up into light. Mahogany and Vino lip pencils lined a mouth that was then touched with Naturally Defined Sculpting Cream and set with Prep and Prime finishing powder. Then, came the tears. Sam McKnight made a pretty and wild nest of hair using Pantene Volume Mousse and Volume and Body Hairspray and pulling two sides back leaving half the hair down, then looping it over and through where it was already tied. It took only a few pins to secure the style after he pulled out strands using what he described as a “simple, childlike gesture.” He thought the whole elegant mess might be made by a young girl — channeling Caravaggio, of course.