One of my favorite parts of fashion week (or perhaps my favorite) is going backstage and watching the magic behind the scenes. The amount of work that goes into a show - which is over in the blink of an eye- is an awe inspiring spectacle. Even the beauty alone takes a tremendous team and massive planning; it's organized chaos. Multiple hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail techs work on each model to create a custom look for the designer, and I try to document it without getting in the way. Why? So I can recreate it, later - which will be coming in the next post (along with step by step photos).
Kabuki was MAC's key artist backstage at Jeremy Scott, and even though I had to jet off a little early to go beauty hunting outside with The Cut, I had the chance to chat with him about the look after the show. He wanted to create a look that was young and rebellious, graphic, and not to be taken too seriously. The result? Neon green, lightning bolts, and magenta lips. "It's about a woman who's tired of being a girl and she's ready for the next step."