How To Look Hot When It's Hot As Eff

Photo: Courtesy of Robin Black.
Wet-looking hair and dewy makeup look incredible under the bright lights of a fashion runway. In real life, they tend to read more “I waited 40 minutes underground for the subway” than “I just emerged from the Mediterranean sea and onto my yacht.” But the hair and makeup at the Thierry Mugler resort show managed to find a way to make the look downright wearable — and we plan on working it into our summer beauty routines.

The inspiration came from — where else? — the ocean. When makeup artist Robin Black met with Mugler’s artistic director David Koma the day before the show, her eyes immediately landed on the pearl embellishments in his collection. “I’m obsessed with pearls, and I loved the idea of subtly referencing the clothes with luminous makeup,” she says. Hairstylist Yann Varin, of the Varin salon in New York City, complemented the look with a sleek, clean ponytail. And that’s when the beauty magic happened.

If you can’t blowdry your hair in your overheated apartment without passing out — or if your office’s central air-conditioning tends to give out midday — you need this look in your life this summer. Click through for exclusive backstage photos and insider tips on how to get it.