Backstage Beauty | Charlotte Ronson

Makeup: Gilbert Soliz for Sephora Pro
Hair: John Reyman for Aveda
Nails: Simcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop, for Color Club



“The overall look is a little bit more deconstructed. Charlotte was inspired by the natural beauty of the ocean, so when she casted the models — the majority of them have these piercing blue eyes. The color palette we’re working with are these caramel, neutral, earthy tones with a hint of orange in it. It’s very refreshing, and it’s a big contrast against the blue eyes. We’re using black kohl liner, so we’re able to come in and smudge with our finger.

The Charlotte Ronson girl is effortless when it comes to fashion and makeup. She doesn’t have to be perfect. The makeup is not too polished or too defined. There’s a little bit of a Brooke Shields brow moment going on, so we’re using our Anastasia Brow Wiz. It’s a small retractable pencil that lets us mimic the look of hair. Lots of sculpting on the cheeks to highlight and give it some shape, and on the lip, we’re using Makeup Forever’s Rogue Natural #N4 just to give it a hint of subtle pink. It’s a look that’s very wearable. An average girl can pull it off every day because you don’t need a lot of tools.  We’re using a tinted moisture. Gone are the days of heavy makeup. The formulas nowadays are so refined that you really can get some coverage but still look natural.” – Gilbert Soliz

“Charlotte Ronson’s inspiration was a young girl, living in ’80s New York City. It’s classical meets street, with romantic, aquatic and sporty elements. For hair, we designed a totally natural style to complement Charlotte’s collection for spring and summer. With soft bends and matte finish, it strikes just the right balance between wavy and straight, clean and dirty.” – John Reyman

“We created a look just like the collection’s inspiration: the ocean. Our nail is three shades of blue that come across in soft waves just like the most gorgeous, glistening beach you’ve ever been on. First, I start with Color Club’s Take Me To Your Chateau, which is like that soft blue that touches your toes when you’re at the beach. I paint it on the thin end of the sponge. When I can see the pores of the sponge I take the nail and tap the sponge to one side of the nail, just in a straight line. The second color, turquoise, called Seaside Surf, was created for this show. I wanted the color to reflect the wave where the surfers are. It has to be strong enough for a man but made for a woman. It will be in our Color Club spring collection.

You want to make sure that the polish is so thin you can really see the foamy waves that come from the soft touch of the sponge. We’re definitely going for texture more than anything else. And we want the colors to fade, just like the ocean. This is a new technique created for this show. I’m calling it the “Waves of Color” technique. What’s interesting is that it moves vertically across the nail as opposed to horizontal.

You don’t have to be a nail artist to achieve this look because the shape is already in the sponge. Charlotte Ronson’s stuff is made for a real girl and so is this nail look. This dries so fast. We’re only using one coat of color and it’s dabbed on. Then use the Color Club “0 to 60” Quick Dry Topcoat to dry and then you’re out the door.” – Simcha Whitehill

Miss Pop


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