Friday, February 12, 2010

Backstage At Charlotte Ronson F/W 2010: Nude And Natural With A 70's Inspiration

This evening, I got to spend some time backstage at the Charlotte Ronson show, and I got the scoop from the makeup, hair, and nail pros on the respective looks to accompany the clothing being shown.

Hair: Tresemme stylists created the hair for the show. The look was soft and feminine, with loose waves and an overall 70's bohemian vibe. To achieve such tresses, hair pros used several products from the 24 Hour Body line, including the mousse and hairspray, as well as their Anti-Frizz Smoothing Cream, Spray Gel, and Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. The desired hair was natural, almost as if the models had styled it themselves. The look evoked images of 70's decadence and carried as well a "nomadic" vibe, as some models donned wrapped turbans.

According to one of the head stylists, this three-step method was employed:

1. The hair was prepped with a lightweight mousse to add texture/shine, and the hair was blown out with a round brush.

2. The hair was sectioned and wrapped around a barrel curling iron, leaving the ends rough.

3. The waves were pulled through to relax the look. Dry shampoo was used to absorb any excess oils left behind by the other styling products. Removing the moisture would result in a "just woke up" type of feel.

Makeup: Sephora Pro artists created the beauty looks to accompany the ensemble. According to Gilbert Soliz, Sephora Pro Beauty team leader, there were three components that went into the overall look which he deemed "raw, organic, and natural." Again, the intention with the makeup was to give the sense that the models did it themselves. Firstly, there was the "70's eye," consisting of monochromatic browns, with the colors "fan tailing together." The brows were then left untouched and bushy, simply brushed up, without being filled in at all. Secondly, the look of the lips was "fleshy," achieved simply by the addition of a Sephora balm. Finally, the skin was left dewy and natural, sheer with an almost "see-through" effect to round out what Soliz called a "poetically pretty" face.

Gilbert Soliz

The following products were used: For the eyes, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Pearly Brown 2L created a "soft winged eye." Diorshow mascara was added to the lashes to give volume and complete the winged eye look. For lips, Sephora FACE Very Sexy Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 15 gave the pout a natural and soft appearance.

Nails: China Glaze was in charge of the manicures. The nails were painted using a nude/beige polish, with subtle opalescence, called III, a natural shade, which China Glaze manicurist Julie Kandalec said was used to again achieve a "monochromatic" effect, an "extension of the skin of the finger", so to speak.

Overall impressions: Everything I saw was pretty, natural, and understated. Loved!


  1. omg! What amazing pictures! Thanks so much for bringing us the details!!! what a great experience!

  2. I'm so glad you're enjoying! I'm having fun bringing you the scoop from backstage! More to come (with pictures!)