Runway Beauty Looks We Love: Tracy Reese’s Bold Cat-Eye and Graphic Nail ArtSep 9, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
While some of the beauty looks showcased on the New York Fashion Week runways can be more avant-garde than everyday, Tracy Reese‘s was the exception. For her spring 2014 show, the designer drew inspiration from Cuban street style, which was reflected in the bold prints, vivid colors, and low-key hair and makeup. Lead hairstylist Morgan Willhite went for a tousled low bun, which was offset by the cat-eye created by lead makeup artist Mally Roncal. “The show has a very Latina flavor, and since almost every good, self-respecting Latina girl knows how to do her eyeliner from birth, we went with a dramatic wing,” said Roncal, who also drew inspiration from her own daughters for the look. “I have three little girls, and when they come down in the morning, they have this cute little puffy eye that looks so fresh and innocent, and I wanted to create the same for Tracy’s girls, so we added a silver eyeliner at the inner corners to reflect that.” Winged-out liner can be intimidating, but mastering the effect doesn’t have to be difficult. Roncal used her Eye Opening Precision Liner ($24; qvc.com), which has a precise, felt-tipped brush for easy application. “Start small,” she advised. “Hold the applicator horizontally and press it across the lash line to form your shape, then connect the dots from there. The finishing touch was the graphic nail art, created by lead manicurist Tracylee, who used a trio of upcoming lacquers Reese designed for Sally Hansen. Models’ nails were painted either coral, mint green, blue, or beige, and were topped with a geometric pattern using Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails in Black Out ($4; ulta.com). We love it! Click the photo to take a closer look at the hair, makeup, and nails Tracy Reese’s models showcased on the catwalk, and to see more of our favorite beauty looks from New York Fashion Week.