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Carolina On The Mind: A Herrera Beauty How-To


“Classic Carolina” is how Herrera’s glam squad described its inspiration at the designer’s Fall show. For makeup artist Diane Kendal, that meant timeless beauty. All the quintessential elements were there: defined eyes courtesy of a precise etching of black cream eyeliner drawn close to the lash line and slightly flicked out; a romantic pink cheek blended into models’ skin with MAC’s forthcoming Blush in Angel; and lips painted a sweet shade of sheer rosy-brown with a slick of its Lipstick in Prince Noir. Full brows and a wash of clear gloss on lids added that extra bit of runway glamour. Hair was similarly demure, thanks to coiffing star Orlando Pita, who prepped strands with MoroccanOil’s Styling Cream before applying heat and creating a soft side part. For his next rick, Pita gathered tresses into a low ponytail, which he tucked into itself and then pinned to secure. “It’s boyish in front,” he said of the style, which was deliberately pulled off models’ necks to showcase an abundance of collars in the collection. “I want it to look neat,” Pita added. Herrera seems to be slowly edging into slightly edgier territory, though. For only the second time in her career, the designer requested dark nails—two thin coats of CND’s Dark Ruby, to be precise. But the point was to help bring an even more “luxurious, expensive” feel to the clothes, not to go goth. Don’t get it twisted.

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