Victoria Beckham Spring 2015

Victoria Beckham is known for her elegant, pulled-together poise, so it’s no surprise that the clothes she sends down the runway are cut from the same cloth—or that her beauty direction for her spring 2015 show reflected her own no-nonsense approach to glamour. “There’s a pure modernity to the whole thing,” said backstage hairstylist Guido Palau of this morning’s inarguably pretty, fresh-faced makeup, delicate manicures, and finger-parted, gently waved hair.

Palau brought a sense of undone movement to the models’ naturally textured hair by creating just a hint of bend to it with a large-barrel curling iron, adding​ lift and separation with a blast of Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray for a polished yet flyaway effect. It’s a look he referred to as a sort of anti-blowout. “It used to be such a luxury to have straight, clean, blow-dried hair,” he mused of the move away from obviously done hair and toward a more unstudied kind of ease. “It gives a sense of sophistication—nothing feels too forced.”

Photographed by Shawn Brackbill

Effortlessness was carried out in Pat McGrath’s “very natural, sheer makeup” featuring a pinch of blush, subtle brown shadow applied with fingers, and a swipe of brown mascara—because, as she put it, “that’s modern beauty, really, isn’t it?”

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