As some of you may know, last week I was lucky enough to spend some time backstage at WMCFW, which gave me the perfect opportunity to see the Redken, Maybelline and Essie teams hard at work. They worked tirelessly all week to ensure the models looked perfect for the runway – it was pretty amazing to see the chaos of backstage. So much hard work goes into what happens before the models walk, and I’ve got a few stats to break it down for you. Prepare to be amazed.
1652 – the number of Maybelline lip products that were used (including 932 lipsticks in 148 different shades, 450 lip glosses, 180 Baby Lips & 90 lip liners)
1500 – the number of individual press on nails that were polished
612 – the number of Maybelline eyeshadows (in over 30 different shades and finishes) that were used
500 – the number of heads of hair Redken styled
375 – the number of cans of Redken gloss, paste, mist and spray used
334 – the number of tubes of Maybelline mascara (in 8 different varieties) that were used, with 988 mascara wands
50 – the number of lbs of bobbie pins that were used
31 – the number of stylists (including Jorge Joao) on hand for Redken
28 – the number of designers Redken created styles for
18 – the number of Essie shades used throughout the week
17 – the number of Maybelline makeup artists (including Grace Lee) who were on hand
12 – the number of bottles of Essie top coat the Essie team went through – Most popular bottle – Matte About You (this stuff is like a unicorn, it’s almost impossible to get your hands on) – it was used for 6 shows
6 – the number of girls on the Essie team (including Rita Remark) that worked full time for the 5 days
1 – the number of lbs of elastics that were used
Those are some pretty amazing numbers if you ask me… Just goes to show you how much goes on backstage before the models even step on the runway.