Excuse me for being too-girly and fond of everything that talks of drama, graphic appeal and color. Carolina Herrera’s Fall Winter 2012 collection left us stunned and starry eyed with models flashing ensembles in pretty purples, reds and pinks crafted in wool, jacquard silks, organza and tweed. Though the “insanely cool” element during the catwalk, were the hairstyles and the makeup on the models and it surely spoke of the talent and the hardwork of the makeup artist.
Diane Kendal proved that there is magic in her hands and claimed, ‘the idea was to enhance woman’s natural beauty through makeup”. We don’t like everything overdone and sometimes subtle things win handsdown with the most blingy things on the runway. “An everyday girl” look was the inspiration behind the makeup and it was all about enhancing the natural beauty with a bit of touch-up.
The concentration and emphasise were on blending and sculpting for the appearance of a flawless face, that looked natural with highlighted eyes and defined pink lips. A base of primer, foundation and concealer helped Diane, to have the models skin appear even. Some sculpting powder along with a swipe of blush was added on the cheeks for a natural flush. Eyes were kept nude and soft, by a use of sculpting cream on the creases and black cream eyeliner on the lower lashes. Lips were defined with the help of a lip-pencil and finished with a lip conditioner with SPF.
While the makeup spoke the subtle language, what went all loud were the hairstyles. Orlando Pita, the hairstylist, had the models rock the catwalk with big, voluminous bouffant hairstyles secured with a headband. Backcombing was the trick used from the roots to the ends, with smoothing at the hairline. The hair was secured with a black grosgrain ribbon or a fine elastic headband and spray was used in optimum quantity for the hairdo to be held in place. While some models had their hair put free, the others had them tied into ponytails with pretty bows at the back. The models were made to wear the headbands an inch away from the hairline for a younger and a more charming look. Matching to the tones of purple in their outfits, yet not outdoing the reds and the pinks in their outfits, a sweet lavender shade was painted on the models nails, for the girl to be complete in her beauty set.
There were hints of romantic love and being girly, in the makeup while the hairstyles signified volume and drama. A perfect blend of go-natural in the makeup with perfectly using the trendy-trend of headbands and creating a whimsical effect which one might not be able to wear on a daily basis, but can definitely put together time and effort for all those red carpet events. With Carolina Herrera, showing us what beauty really meant through these ensembles and the choice of the right makeup and hairstyles, it was very narrow down to our favorites and everything warranted a double stare.