You can always bet that the clothes at the Tracy Reese show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are going to be fun, colorful and definitely fierce. Backstage, the makeup and nails featured bright pops of color, while hair was a textured, bedhead look.  Read on for the details…

Makeup was led by celebrity make up artist Mally Roncal for Mally Beauty.  “The look is fresh, modern, cool, and just as wearable and appropriate off the runway as it is on the runway,” Mally explained. To those that watch Mally on QVC, she’s just as real–and fun–in person, as she is on TV.


The model’s eyes were primed and set with Skinfinisher.  Mally explained that the eyelids are left matte, as the star of this makeup look is eyeliner. In the above photo, the left eye is “done” to illustrate the difference. She applied Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Sailor, Caribbean Sea, Royal Plum and Golden.  Brows were a full, natural shape and she applied a new brow product (available at QVC) that not only holds brows in place, but adds a touch of shimmer.  Mally said that Tracy wanted a lifted browbone look, so lots of highlighter would be added.

The skin was natural, with no foundation, just moisturizer for a good base.  Bronzer was then applied lightly to the temples, jawbone, hollows of cheeks and hairline so that the skin looked sunkissed.  Mally finished the look with Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier in Cafe.

Nails were by Manicurist Jin Soon Choi for Sally Hansen and featured two nail colors that will be launching this fall that use pigments from the Far East in the formula.  The colors are absolutely stunning and have an intense iridescence to them. The colors used for the Tracy Reese show were Scarab, a stunning peacock blue and Copperhead, a metallic copper. You’ll want to be on the lookout for these shades, trust me.

Hair was by TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu, who created a textured, bed-head look with side-swept bangs to mimic the effortless style of the clothing.  As Tracy Reese explained, “The hair is inspired by the mood of the collection – an accessible look that reflects a natural street style.  The clothes are meant to be worn by normal people and when the complete look comes together, it sends a head-to-toe message.”

Do you feel this look is one you could adapt for everyday life?  Let me know in the comments!

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