By Susan Romero
Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2012 collection was ethereal and bold yet classic, with shades of lavender, purple, gray, blues and reds. Several of the dresses had intricate patterns and shapes as well as sequins, incorporated in the fabric. To complement the collection, the make-up, hair and nails were soft, feminine and understated. So fitting for Herrera, who is, herself, the personification of these qualities.
The make-up by Diane Kendal of MAC was designed to enhance the natural beauty of each model. No mascara, that’s right, no mascara was used and the eyes were simply sculpted in the hollows and under the lower lids. The face was prepped with Prep & Prime Smoother, and the foundation was Face & Body. The cheeks were sculpted using Tendering and the lips were colored with Spice and Lip Conditioner. The make-up was the most understated I have seen in a while, and was a refreshing change from the heavy eyeliner and shadow usually dominating the shows.
Hair created by Orlando Pita of Orlando Salon for Morrocan Oil, was a retro design reminiscent of the 1960s, pulled back away from the face and teased bouffant style with a thin headband secured in the front. The hair hung down in the back at various lengths, but always served as a focal point, framing the face like a mane.
The nails were polished with Not Just a Pretty Face, by Essie. The shade is a light pink that is not too obvious and blends in with the tones from the collection.