Backstage Beauty: Jason Wu


Daphne Groeneveld is all smiles in the final beauty look

Jason Wu is known for his commitment to beauty, so expectations for the hair and makeup at his shows are always high. With cinematic idols Charlotte Rampling and Diane Kruger (Model Management) serving as collection inspiration the corresponding look had to be slightly seductive yet natural. Makeup maestro Diane Kendal achieved the done yet undone look by applying the barest hint of Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl to the to eyes in order to add subtle definition. Skin was enhanced by an application of La Base Hydra Glow to highlight sculpted cheekbones and add a fresh sheen to models faces. A hint of Blush Subtil in Nectar lace provided just enough color to make cheeks appear pinched rather than powdered and any imperfections were erased with a touch of foundation – only where needed.

Hair was kept equally simple with Odile Gilbert opting for an understated side-parted ponytail enhanced with extensions. The uniform look was given to almost every model, though show opener Saskia de Brauw kept her signature crop. Manicures polished off the look (pun intended) and Deborah Lippmann worked her magic with the shimmering shade Beige Romance, a glossy nude.

Photos by Billy Rood for

Hair by Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY)
Makeup by Diane Kendal for Lancôme
Manicure Deborah Lippmann


Ola Rudnicka gets a touch of blush


Makeup artists apply Waterproof base in Sienne to Daphne Groeneveld


An abundance of product backstage


Artist at work! Odile Gilbert (Exposure NY) crafts a coif pre-show



Jacquelyn Jablonski in the makeup chair



Guests were also treated to a first look at Wu’s latest collaboration with Lancome


A closer look at the colorful collection due out soon

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