Backstage Beauty : Jason Wu


Amanda Murphy gets blushed backstage at Jason Wu

There was a note of refinement running through Jason Wu‘s fall collection and that sophisticated ease carried over into the show’s beauty look. The A-List team of Diane Kendal and Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) created a look designed to reflect Wu’s tailored runway pieces and the clean, pared down look that has dominated the last few seasons. Kendal began with a thick brow – not unlike the kind favored by models off duty – the thinnest smudge of eyeliner to enhance the natural shape, followed by a creamy selection of browns, roses and pale shimmering pinks. Despite the array of products used the final effect was a study in simplicity and the perfect compliment to Gilbert’s sweeping slightly undone updos.

MAKEUP by Diane Kendal for Lancome
HAIR by Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) for Kérastase
PHOTOS by Billy Rood for


Don’t have bushy brows? Doesn’t matter –Diane Kendal creates thick brows on Ashleigh Good using powder and Lancome’s Modele Sourcils Brow Groomer.


The perfect shade of blush is actually three mixed together Ola Rudnicka gets a hint of color via the Blush Subtle Palette in Rose Flush


Deep dark brows, rosy cheeks and the barely there lip on Anais Mali.


For that just bitten lip on Hana Jirickova makeup artists simply added lipbalm – for those of us without naturally pink pouts a dab of cherry lipstain will do.


Odile and the Kérastase team get to work on Mina Cvetkovic, anchoring the criss-crossing updo with bobby pins.


The secret weapon of the look Kerastase Spray a Porter flexible hold spray, which added the beachy tousled texture.


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