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By Elyse Petrella


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Naturally Handsome Nigel Barker.

The look of the Spring 2008 collection from Custo Barcelona was nothing short of perfection. Looking and feeling beautiful in your own skin was the mantra as models appeared with semi-matte skin in a natural, no make-up looking palette.


Troy Surratt the leading makeup artist for the collection explained, ” it’s all about natural glowing beautiful skin, not too bronzy, but with a hint of warmth”. To create this look artists were using a powder all over the face in a shade darker than the model’s actual skin tone. Maybelline’s sunlight bronze was used to highlight the corner of the eyes creating a fresh, perky appearance. The artists finished the face using Maybelline’s defining a lash in black. Lips were And finally the look was completed after each girl was glossed up with a neutral shade of Maybelline nail polish.


Hair was natural looking – blown out and tasseled using Bumble and bumble thickening and classic hair spray. Leading hair stylist Eugene Souleiman said the tresses were meant to exude a very Mediterranean vibe. Minimal product and tight pin curls created natural yet still voluminous look.

Originally published September 2007

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16 Responses to “Custo Barcelona Goes Au Naturale”

Dianna Says:

Loved all the pictures,and articles, for Custo Barcelona Goes all Naturale!.I felt like I was really experiencing the show myself!

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Stephen Says:

Fabulous article. Sorry I missed the show!

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Allison Says:

Fantastic article great shots . Wish I could have been there !!

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sandy Says:

Great article. Love the natural look. I am so sorry I missed the show.

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stacy Says:

great articles and wonderful pictures.Wish i couldve been there myself.

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Marty Says:

Great job on the article and pictures. It looks very exciting behind the scenes.

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Rich Copeman Says:

Awesome!!! The article was professionally produced. Beautiful skintones…

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Samuel Says:

Artical described the models perfectly, loved the show!

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Nick Says:

What an exciting event,the girls looked fabulous, and the article and pictures told all, for those who couldn’t be there

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Maggie Says:

Again….an awsome article and great pictures….I enjoyed very much and as others wish I was there….I like going natural!

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Jamie Says:

I found this article fabulous! I felt as though I was there. I can’t wait for this couture to show up in Cedar Rapids,

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Nina Says:

Wonderful article! It makes me want to try the
new natural look for fall.

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Rosie Says:

Going natural is what it’s all about for me. Thanks for covering this designer. Great article – writing was to the point and helps us web readers to feel like we were there.

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Pixay Says:

Fabulous article and pictures!

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Christine Says:

Nice job on the article, and the pics are fab! Lucky you to have been there!

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nicole Says:

hi! i loved the article you is so awesome !

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