Debuts are never a quiet affair (no one wants to whisper “I'm here'), and on Monday morning, Annie Leibovitz's Vanity Fair portrait of a woman named Caitlyn Jenner made its way to our Instagram feeds with a lot of well-deserved noise. Amidst the “Doesn't she look glam?!” cries was a slightly fainter, though no less important, “Who did her hair!” plea.
The answer, unsurprisingly, is Oribe. According to Vanity Fair, he was inspired by Cindy Crawford (a reference point he nailed, don't you think?), and used his Dry Texturizing Spray with Signature Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray for volume and shine, respectively. “This was such an important shoot for me in my career, because she’s about to change the world,” Oribe told the magazine.
Mark Carrasquillo handled her face, from skincare to makeup, starting with an SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (obviously) and Tom Ford's Traceless Foundation SPF 15. No contouring though! Her eyes were done up with a bit of Kevyn Aucoin's Sculpting Powder in Medium and enhanced with a few individual false lashes from Velour. The goal was to keep the look natural yet glamorous, Carrasquillo told VF. He finished up the look with Serge Lutens' Blusher in Shade 2, a peachy—almost salmony—pink.
On to the nails with Deborah Lippmann, who gave Caitlyn her first professional manicure—rather touching if you watched the Diane Sawyerinterview and heard what Caitlyn said about doing her nails herself through the years. Lippmann gave Caitlyn an almond-shaped manicure and topped the nails off with Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Crème Nail Polish in Lady Is A Tramp.
Her look changed throughout the feature—Nars' Jungle Red making an appearance in later images—but the most iconic look we'll remember her by is that old-Hollywood thing VF loves to play up. And really, would you go any other way?
Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair . Read about all the products that went into Caitlyn Jenner's cover over at VanityFair.com. For more on the relationship between makeup and identity, read Marlyn Alarm's story on male-to-female transition and how beauty and gender coincide.