Backstage Beauty at Dion Lee: Pared-Back and So Pretty
One look at Dion Lee's Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week runway and you'll be able to garner that the collection was heavily influenced by old-time Australia — but the same can't be said for the overall beauty aesthetic. With the only pre-requisite for Dion's girls being that they held "a kind of quiet confidence", the models were blank canvases for Val Garland (with the Mac Cosmetics Pro Team) and Jon Pulitano (with Redken) to work their magic on. The result? A clean, simple and cross-generational beauty look that is all too easy to mimic.
Hair was parted sternly in the middle then tied subtly at the nape of the neck. It was smooth, but rough — straight strands made fluffed up flyaways all the more obvious, and it looked brilliant.
Faces were left bare, with only light lashings of mascara and lip balm decorating them. The brows were emboldened (within realistic reason) and therefore the focal point, but the remarkably dewy skin stole the show. Strategically-placed highlighter made the girls' skin shine, and that's exactly what they did themselves.
Keep reading to see the transformation backstage, and clock the finished product.