Simplicity Reigns Backstage at Lela Rose

Lela Rose is known for her elegant, youthful take on formal attire and daywear, so it's only fitting that the beauty for the Spring/Summer 2016 show follow suit. 

Makeup, by Romy Soleimani for with Kevyn Aucoin products, featured a tight yet boldly graphic thin line of black eyeliner around the entire eye with a tiny upward wing in the corners. Soleimani chose to do the look without mascara to give the face a more youthful look, a look amplified by a creamy rose gold glow dabbed onto the cheeks and cheekbones with a natural and shiny lip. In a similar playful style, lead hairstylist James Pecis twisted textured hair into a messy but chic updo, with flyaway hairs purposely floating by the ears.

"Less is more" might be a cliche, but with looks like this, it's perfect—and even necessary—for youthful elegance.