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Caitlyn Jenner’s glam squad speaks out

Published 03/06/2015

Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover shoot hair and make-up team have discussed why they felt “deeply responsible” for making her look extremely feminine.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medallist, formerly known as Bruce, made her debut as a woman in Vanity Fair magazine’s July 2015 issue.

Caitlyn was beautified for her cover photo shoot by make-up artist Mark Carrasquillo, hairstylist Oribe and celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann.

And all three beauty experts felt compelled to make Caitlyn resemble a supermodel.

“We looked to Cindy Crawford’s hair for inspiration, which is always glamorous but natural-looking," Oribe detailed to Vanity Fair. “I wanted to create a glamorous look that I normally do for any woman, and sexuality was very important in this context. Bruce was one of the sexiest men alive, and I thought it was equally as important for Caitlyn to be a sexy woman. This was such an important shoot for me in my career, because she’s about to change the world.”

Oribe utilised several items from his eponymous hair product line on Caitlyn’s do, including the Dry Texturizing Spray, Signature Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray in addition to the Oribe Masque and Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color.

Make-up artist Mark used a range of products on Caitlyn’s face, including Estée Lauder More than Mascara in Rich Black, topping the eye look off with a pair of Velour mink lashes. He shaped her pout with Serge Lutens Lip Pencil, but did not apply lipstick, having mixed the pencil colour with lip balm.

“For me, I felt deeply responsible to represent what her goals were . . . She said, her whole life, looking in the mirror had different meaning and now, looking in the mirror [at the shoot], she felt more beautiful, and that was good enough for me," Mark said of his make-up strategy.

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