October 16, 2018

Hot! Gallery #NYFW Backstage Beauty: Charlotte Ronson Fall 2015


There is something to be said about the constant that carries through Charlotte Ronson‘s collections season through season: it’s effortless beauty (even if the prep isn’t exactly totally effortless). We found our way backstage to get the scoop on the beauty look from start to finish.


Skyn Iceland returned this season to prep skin on the scene to ensure models looked fresh faced despite their hectic Fashion Week schedules.


James Vincent led the team from Mehron Makeup to create a clean, natural look for all ages that had subtle lining on the eyes to play up the earthy tones of the Fall 2015 collection. Skin was straightforward, using Celebro Pro HD Make-up foundation thinned out with moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer look – perfect for the woman who doesn’t need anything heavy but may want light spot coverage. He lined eyes using Mehron L.I.P. Cream in Cherrywood, E.Y.E. Powder in Espresso, Cinnamon and Cocoa, and INtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigment in Desert Sand before sweeping on a coat of mascara for a wide-eyed look. At the finish, Mehron Celebre Pro HD Loose Mineral Finishing Powder in Translucent was brushed across skin to set the look.



We were super excited to learn about newly launched (talk about a debut!) brand Thrive Causemetics from its founder, Karissa Bodnar. For every product sold, one is donated to a woman going through cancer treatment. For Charlotte Ronson Fall 2015, the Jackie lashes (named in honor of Bodnar’s grandmother) were applied to add just a little bit of length and volume using Infinity Lash Adhesive, which is free of parabens and sulfates, and also waterproof with an easy-to-use applicator. All the styles from Thrive Causemetics are named after women who have gone through cancer treatment.



Raphelle Saint-Marshall for Salon Grafix and Hot Tools took charge of the hair look to create a naturally voluminous look that said, “Just woke up and ready for brunch with the girls” in the best way, or “grunge meets girl next door.” Salon Grafix Protein Shaping Styling Mist was used all over hair to provide extra texture and heat protection prior to the creation of loose, lived-in waves with the Hot Tools Insta-Curl EZ Styler that would then be secured into a low ponytail loosely gently tucked into collars to emphasize the high necks and collars of the collection. To add a sense of grunge, Salon Grafix Texturizing Cream was dabbed through hair. For that touch of cool, Salon Grafix High Beams Temporary Spray-On Color was sprayed onto ends of the underneath front strands.



Miss Pop for OPI prepped nails by taking a Q-tip and applying hand sanitizer to deep clean models’ nails. She then used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat for the foundation of the look, followed by OPI Ink. Smoothing the nails with a regular top coat, she then applied the final touch, which was to apply OPI Matte Top Coat from the center of the nail to the tip for a textural finish.

Peek our shots of the process backstage (including Charlotte Ronson cupcakes by Baked by Melissa!).

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