BALMAIN, SS14

 
 
PARIS

Minimalist beauty reigned supreme during Fashion Month and Balmain, SS14 was no exception. Backstage was supermodel central and Tom Pecheux emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy glow over piling on products. “We’re basically turning the backstage into a spa instead, giving the girls facial massages to increase circulation. We’re applying Estée Lauder Idealist Serum […]

GARETH PUGH, FW13

 
 
PARIS

The makeup at Gareth Pugh was great, maybe not the most wearable, but certainly genius. The look was inspired by soot and ice. I chatted with artist Alex Box who designed the makeup for the show with MAC. “The whole look is about a woman who’s fleeing a burning chateaux. She is almost consumed by […]

MUGLER, FW13

 
 
PARIS

Charlotte Tilbury for Mugler, FW13 took us on a trip to the 50s/60s  drawing makeup inspiration from Tippi Hedren. The highlights of the look were a bushy brow, matte coral lip and glossy eye. Camel Coat was applied as a block of color to the girls eyes and then coated with MAC Lip Glass for a patent […]

VÉRONIQUE BRANQUINHO, FW13

 
 
PARIS

At Palais Tokyo Belgian designer Véronique Branquinho showed her FW13 collection and gave us some major lip. Makeup artist Inge Grongard explained that “there was only word that came up and that was lips, also the color of the lips. It’s red mixed with a lot of purple in it but not gothic at all. It […]

CEDRIC CHARLIER, FW13

 
 
PARIS

Backstage at Cedric Charlier, FW13, Karim Rahman and L’Oréal Paris designed a red graphic eye. The lip was left nude while red pigment was painted on the models eyes at a sharp angle. Laurent Philippon designed the hair look, which was also a play on angles and architecture. The models hair was teased in the […]

ELIE SAAB, COUTURE, 13

 
 
PARIS

The Look: Natural elegance with a palette of brown and beige
The Makeup: Strong black eyeliner paired with a nude lip and pink blush
The Hair: Plaited updos

KENZO HOMME, SS13

 
 
PARIS

KENZO, Spring 2013
The Look: Retro Jungle with angular hair and hats
Palette: Beige and nudes

YOHJI YAMAMOTO, FW12

 
 
PARIS

Pat Mcgrath designed a blue lip for Yohji Yamamoto this season. The lips were outlined in a deep blue shade then filled in the middle sparingly with burgundy. A touch of gold was added to the inside of the models’ cupids bow and corners of their eyes to make them pop. Dip dyed extensions in […]

VANESSA BRUNO, FW12

 
 
PARIS

Vanessa Bruno, Fall 2012
The Look: Braids pinned back with soft makeup
Palette: Silvers, pinks, neutrals

ELIE SAAB, FW12

 
 
PARIS

Elie Saab, Fall 2012
The Look: Full fringe and a brown smokey eye
Palette: Browns, plums, neutrals

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