Tom Ford showed off his Spring 2014 collection complete with mirrored dresses, and the beauty look was equally radiant. The makeup was all about "A Margaux Hemingway-inspired brow and a healthy, glowing, gorgeous complexion," lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury shared on Instagram. She used an array of Tom Ford cosmetics to create the look that featured soft contouring and a pretty pink pout to contrast the bold collection coming down the runway. Orlando Pita was the man behind the edgy updos that were high on volume and texture. Just keep clicking for a closer look.
With the humidity on the rise outside of her Spring 2014 show, the look at Rachel Zoe was more than appropriate. "We're going on safari," Antonio Corral Calero, artistic director for Moroccanoil, said with a laugh. And the braid he created for the look? Safari glamping gone gorgeous. A huge, fuzzy plait with loads of texture was the centerpiece of the look.
But the makeup was just as gorgeous. Charlotte Tilbury, using Maybelline, wanted the girls to look gorgeously sun-kissed. She swept bronzer down the nose, under the cheekbones, and across the forehead to achieve that gorgeously golden look. "It's about embracing your inner golden goddess," she quipped. To create the pretty pink pout, Tilbury mixed three different pinks together and lightly patted the color on the lips with her fingers. Nude manicures completed the look.
If you thought Spring meant plenty of shine, then think again. Everything from the hair to the nails to the makeup was matte at Prabal Gurung's Spring 2014 show. The makeup was focused on the lips, which were painted in one of three matte shades: orange, lavender, and Pepto pink. "He wanted the girls to have this sense of perfection and elegance," lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for MAC said.
Since the collection was quite couture, the hair was meant to mimic it. Paul Hanlon for Osis wanted the girls to have hair so perfect, it looked almost preserved. "It's almost as if they've been sitting in formaldehyde and are stepping out to show their perfection just for a minute," he said. Wet-looking hair was matted down, following the shape of the girls' heads and necks, allowing one of the ears to poke through to show off the gorgeous, embellished earring. Nails by Sally Hansen were a new take on the french manicure: matte with just a touch of shine at the tip.
Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2013 beauty look borrowed from rock and roll inspirations yet again. The hair: one part Brigitte Bardot, another part Marianne Faithfull. Cool-girl muse Kate Moss was a reference point for the effortless-looking makeup, while a trio of polishes was blended to create a sherbet hue on nails. See our interviews with Rachel’s backstage beauty team in today’s Beauty Beat.
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Like tans, natural brows, and blowouts, freckles are one of those things that beauty insiders seem to vacillate about with rapid speed. Some of the same companies who make products that fade freckles have also come out with and discontinued freckle pencils (Lancome, Chanel). Luckily for those of us who are fans of ephiledes (that's science for freckles), Charlotte Tilbury's brought them back at Matthew Williamson. "We're painting on a few little freckles across the nose and on the tops of the cheeks where the sun would naturally bring them out with a lip pencil called Hodgepodge by MAC," said Tilbury. "It's a fresh young look that's a bit naughty." So naughty, in fact, that she revealed how she painted them on Kate Moss on a few occasions. One caveat: "For real life, use waterproof pencil!"
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