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Makeup artists were inspired by the great outdoors when creating the season’s radiant complexion. “We wanted [the models] to look like they’d just run up a hill,” says makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, consulting for Chantecaille, of the fresh-faced beauties she created at Christopher Kane. Pieroni mixed three shades of pink blush together and swirled them over the apples of the cheeks using a big, fluffy brush to create a cotton- candy flush. Layering is key, according to Tom Pecheux, creative makeup director for Estée Lauder, who played up skin to its maximum wattage using blush, bronzer and highlighters at Ralph Lauren—with extra focus on cheeks. “Foundation can create a flat canvas,” explains Pecheux. “You need to recreate health, volume.” And it’s going to take more than just a pink blush to accomplish that, he insists, hence the return of bronzer (which was the overwhelming beauty message in itself at shows such as Michael Kors and Max Mara).
FLARE picks: Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Peach Passion, $32. Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Contour Powder in Angelic, $10.