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Dangerous Lips and Hollywood Waves at Monique Lhuillier

Photos: Courtesy of Kérastase

The Show: Monique Lhuillier

The Makeup: Val Garland for M.A.C.

The Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase

The Nails: Wanda Ruiz for CND

The Vibe: Modern glamor. Don’t let lead stylist Odlie Gilbert for Kérastase catch you calling the hair at Monique Lhuillier retro. “It’s anything but,” said Gilbert at yesterday’s show. That’s not to say that the style—slicked back on top and falling into classic waves—doesn’t have “a touch of Hollywood.” Gilbert achieved the look by curling the length of models’ hair with a curling iron and then brushing it out to create a soft wave. To achieve the sleek finish up top, stylists alternated spraying two hairsprays, Double Force for build-able hold and Double Force Controle Ultime for extra-strength hold, on sections and then brushing down. 

The makeup team, led by Val Garland for M.A.C., was working with a very different inspiration. “The inspiration for the show is very early ’90s,” said Garland. “Think Angela Lindvall on a Belgian catwalk.” Skin was left clean, and highlighter as well as three different shades of bronzer were used to really contour and sculpt. The eyes were similarly kept minimal with just a touch of shimmery shadow was added. To contrast the glowy fresh skin, Garland added a bright pop of color on the lips. “Its all about this dangerous lip,” explained the artist, who used a Cherry Pencil to line and then Lady Danger, an orangey-red, in the center. The finishing touch? “I’m using a red powder blush over the lip called Devil so that we have this really strong, matte lip and nicely reflective skin.” 

—Lorelei

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