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By Laura Werling

The makeup look by M.A.C this season at Carolina Herrera was extremely graceful and chic, perfectly complementing the collection. The always-elegant styles of Carolina Herrera need a makeup and hair look just as beautiful to coincide. The eyes were lined with a black crème liner on the top, in a thin line that curves up and outward towards the end of the lashes for a bit of drama. The mascara was called Haute and Naughty Mascara in black, and was used only on the top lashes, like the liner. On the face, makeup artist Diane Kendal used M.A.C Face and Body Foundation as a base, evening out the skin tone and smoothing out the skin. Then to top off the foundation, the makeup team used Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder all over the face to keep the skin matte and not shiny. To give the cheeks a small flush, Angel Blush was brushed lightly on the high part of the cheekbones. On the lips, artists used M.A.C Pinot Noir Lipstick, painted on like a lip stain.

The hair at Carolina Herrera was by hairstylist Orlando Pita for Moroccanoil. “For this season, I’m feeling a strong move away from tousled, messy hair. Fashion is definitely more dressed and polished, and it’s dictating where hair is going. The looks are more controlled, healthy-looking and shiny,” said Pita. For the look, Pita created an innovative, sleek horizontal bun that complements the elegant simplicity of the collection this season. Using Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and Moroccanoil Treatment, the hair was parted in a deep side part and swept cleanly across the face. Then it was pulled into a low pony at the to of the neck, and pulled back up and tucked in and pinned to a low horizontal bun across the back of the lower head/high neck. To finish off the look, Pita and his team of stylists used Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to keep it controlled and shiny but not stiff. The look was a flawless evening style that existed in complete harmony with the Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 collection.


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In another elegant show, the makeup and hair at Chado Ralph Rucci had to be strong and beautiful to go with the collection. The makeup look was very sexy and smokey, done by makeup artist Tom Pecheux with makeup courtesy of M.A.C. The skin was kept natural using M.A.C Sculpt Foundation, to give the skin dimension without looking unnatural. The cheeks are kept bare with no blush or bronzer, only using an invisible powder to keep the skin matte and soft. The eyes were smoldering and super smokey, using M.A.C eyeshadow # 224 blended to stay soft and not too harsh. The lips were lightened up a bit using only lip conditioner blended in with some concealer, to create a nude lip, keeping the focus on the eyes.

The hair at Chado Ralph Rucci was similar to the hair look at Carolina Herrera, in that it was an elegant twisted bun. The hair was pulled back with all together, with no part, just straight back. There was some volume on the top to keep it from being too tight on the head. The hair was pulled back to the back middle of the head and twisted and pinned into an elegant twist going vertically up and down the back of the head. The look was set with Bumble and Bumble Styling Spray, as well as Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray. The collection was extremely sophisticated and classic, but with a modern twist. There were decadent furs and long silhouettes, matching the updo and strong makeup to a tee.

Originally published February 2011
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