Classical Dancers Pirouette Backstage At Chloé
“These are brilliant pencils,” face painter Charlotte Tilbury said at Chloé yesterday, where she was using MAC’s Brow Pencils in Lingering and Fling to create the crux of her makeup look. “You can do everything with them because they have a waxy texture that blends so well,” she continued, creating a slight, highlighted contour across models’ cheekbones with MAC Mineralized Bronzing Powders. The idea backstage was vintage photos; Tilbury has become something of a master at re-creating a sepia image quality through full arches and shadowed eyes. Here, it was MAC’s Cream Color Base in Deep Brown that provided the antique tone on lids and underneath the lower lash line. Hair stylist Luigi Murenu, meanwhile, had directed his attention to specific old images, those of classical dancers, which meant low-slung, deep side-parted chignons. “The texture is really what gives it softness,” Murenu said of the sleek, almost masculine style that he prepped with John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse. “A lot of girls have thin hair, so this helps, but I used it in a tricky way because it has good hold for a ponytail and it keeps the shine.” A multitasking mousse? The secret is out.