Backstage at Philip Lim’s Spring 2011 collection, the look was streamlined and textural, complemented by barely-there makeup, casually wispy chignons, and tough asphalt-colored nails. “The modern female dandy – stemming from individuality, balance and delicacy,” said Lim.
HAIR: Odile Gilbert created a wistful, undone chignon using Phyto products. First, spray Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to the root and work through hair before blow drying. Next, side part hair, leaving enough to create (or give the illusion of) a side swept bang, then pull hair back into a low pony, twisting hair to create an easy chignon and pin. For bang: spray Phytolaque Soie light hairspray to 3 front pieces. Curl pieces with a curling iron, creating ringlets, then pull 3 piece “bang” to side as if you were creating a braid, leaving one piece free to fall along face. Twist, then pin pieces above the ear. Finish with Phytolaque medium hold hairspray and apply Phyto 7 crème de jour leave-in conditioner to smooth hair.
MAKEUP: Lisa Butler for NARS prepped skin then applied Sheer Glow Foundation. Cheeks were contoured with a blend of a new Pure Matte Lipstick mixed with Barbarella Lipstick, and a touch of pink was added to cheeks and lips using Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere. Eyes were given a wash of taupe, ivory and a little grey shadow and finished with a light coat of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.
NAILS: Apply one layer of Asphalt nail polish for full coverage, followed by one coat of Copper Shimmer Effect. All products by CND.
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