Rachel Comey S/S 2011 Beauty Look

The Spring/Summer 2011 Rachel Comey collection was made up of summer friendly separates like crop tops and boxy shorts in block colors and retro prints that beat the heat without looking sloppy. She used this same approach to create the beauty look for her models down the runway, mixing easy with architectural with just a few easy touches. 

The application of a geometrically arched cat-eye was a throwback to the mod-style of the 60s, while the untouched skin, baby pink tinted lips, and unfussy hairdo was a picture of today’s modernly effortless woman.

To recreate this eye-enhancing look in the best possible way, keep your skin clean, simple, and flawless with a light liquid foundation so that the focus stays directly on the eye (try CoverGirl Clean Makeup – $5.99)

Choose a black liquid eyeliner or gel liner and use it to outline the exact shape of your lid. Start right above your inner corner and curve the line along your lid, stopping right above and past the outer corner. Then bring the line straight down to connect with the outer corner (try Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – $21.00).

The shape is exaggerated and almost alien-like, but because it is not filled in, it looks less harsh and is easily wearable. Fill in your lips with a glossy pink hue that matches your natural lip color (try Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gloss in Born With It – $4.98).

For your hair, keep things as casual as possible. Pull your hair into a messy bun in the middle of your head, and pull stray hairs out to softly frame the face, so it looks like you just got up out of bed.

Rachel Comey is all about achieving that nonchalant, “I’m not trying hard” sense of style that still comes across as edgy and cool. This beauty look is just that.