Un­der­stated Beauty

Shows how to recre­ate the seem­ingly ef­fort­less, care­free looks seen on the spring/sum­mer 2015 run­ways

Hong Kong Tatler - - Beauty -

Jour­dana Abra­hams

rans­lat­ing run­way trends usu­ally re­quires par­ing back the out-there and sim­pli­fy­ing the sur­real, but not this sea­son. Re­frains such as “un­done”, and “easy” were bandied about back­stage, sug­gest­ing that the beauty state­ment for spring is ac­tu­ally more of an un­der­state­ment—less about what you wear than how you wear it. Yet, out of the sim­plic­ity emerged an at­ti­tude of bold­ness and re­bel­lion. With­out the con­straint of pre­ci­sion ap­pli­ca­tion or the prac­tice re­quired for a per­fect look, skin, hair, make-up and nails took on a raw qual­ity.

To truly im­part this sense of im­pulse and free­dom, make-up artists and hair stylists went easy with their tools. With­out the use of brushes, colour felt un­der-worked and more wear­able. The im­per­fect, ir­reg­u­lar tex­tures cre­ated by fast-act­ing fin­gers gave hair a whole­some, lived-in qual­ity that, af­ter sea­sons of tire­some tong­ing and am­pli­fied blow-dries, felt fresh and apt for spring.

Make up maven Pat Mcgrath summed up the mood im­pec­ca­bly when she said, “This isn’t a girl sit­ting in front of a mir­ror mak­ing sure she is per­fect. This is a girl that’s lived.”

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