Runway Beauty: Matte Orange Lip and Dewy Skin at Rag & Bone S/S 2014

From what I have seen so far, bright lips seemed to be HUGE this coming Spring. And at Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2014, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman paired a bold orange lip with clean luminous skin, a subtle eye and strong brows.

Rag & Bone S/S 2014 runway beauty

“This look focuses on textures with a matte lip and luminous skin, but it’s not about being sweet; she’s still a cool rag & bone girl,” says Westman. “This is the first time Rag & Bone has ever done a lip look like this. We decided to go with a bold lip because it fit so well with the clothes this season. There is a lot of shine to the collection, as well as pastels, so I really wanted the lip to pop. The lip color was inspired by the World Cup in Brazil and the eye look was inspired by what your eyes might look like the morning after going to bed with your makeup on.”

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream in various shades
Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light (new for January 14)
Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow in Not Just Nudes applied on cheeks

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black
Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet
Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil in dark shades
Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks in Charcoal, Onyx and Cocoa applied then wiped off (new for January 14)

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous (new for January 14)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival from the Spring/Summer ’14 Collection by Gucci Westman

To recreate the nail look worn by the models, celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi suggests creating a shape that’s slightly rounded and then applies a creamy polish, Revlon Nail Enamel in Sheer Sweetie, to keep it simple. “We wanted a soft color that would really complement the bold lip,” says Choi. “To guarantee a finished look, you should always use three coats, as it ensures that the polish will look perfectly opaque and smooth.”

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a simple yet stylized look by juxtaposing a clean, shellacked finish on top with a more natural and soft finish throughout the ends. “I wanted to take the Rag & Bone girl and give her a bit more style. By adding different textures and products in the hair, and by using them a bit more extremely, I was able to create a modern element to this more natural, grunge look.”

To Create the Look
Step 1. Apply Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-dry Lotion to damp hair from root to ends.
Step 2. Create a clean middle part.
Step 3. Blow-dry hair straight until reaching mid-lengths.
Step 4. Spray mid-lengths and ends with a little water, adding more Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-dry Lotion lotion if needed. Allow hair to air-dry for natural texture.
Step 5. Apply Redken Forceful 23 Super-strength Finishing Spray to the straight part to create a flat, clean, and crisp look on top, making sure to eliminate any flyaways.
Step 6. Use a dryer on top of head to set the hairspray and add shine.

Bright orange lips at Rag & Bone S/S 2014

Images: ImaxTree.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Revlon Spring/Summer 2014 features a bold, matte orange lip with luminous, dewy, skin as its canvas. It is classy, yet, just edgy enough.It is unexpectedly striking.The quietly subdued, smokey eye, balanced with a strong brow give this look it’s “Cool”. This color story is great to wear for a night out, with basics, neutrals and even to make your jeans say “Yes, I’m here; Happy to see You.” Congratulations to Gucci Westman again!

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