“Empowering women” and “glistening beauty” were the words Malandrino gave hairstylist Harry Josh, who found himself in something of a quandary trying to create a structured style that still retained softness, wetness, and movement. “With Catherine, it’s always about the girl,” MAC Cosmetics director of makeup artistry Bianca Alexander told backstage at Catherine Malandrino’s Resort presentation.
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“This is not the beginning of the party, this is the end of the night,” Alexander explained of the inspiration for the dark, wet, emollient eye she built working MAC’s Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline throughout the lash line. Alexander dragged MAC Pro Paint Stick in black into an elongated shape toward the temple before adding a slight cheek contour with a blend of two MAC Pro Cream Colour Bases in Root and Mid-tone Sepia. L
After raking a healthy portion of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse through models’ hair and using a coloring brush to paint its Root Awakening Gel onto the sides only, Josh used a curling iron to create haphazard texture. Then he brushed out the newly formed waves and reached for the all-purpose castor oil, which he finger-combed through the hair for a sleek, not sticky, finish.