Prabal Gurung Picks Pink
The beauty look backstage at Prabal Gurung’s Spring show was one of the season’s most memorable in large part due to the tri-colored, molten lip crafted by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. “It’s like there is an intoxicating flower coming out of her mouth,” Tilbury said backstage of the purple, magenta, and fuchsia pouts that were meant to look like they were in bloom, in line with Gurung’s heavy-on-the-florals collection. And while Gurung’s new, kaleidoscope-inspired pre-fall line is not meant to push the petal theme any further, we couldn’t help but notice that there is still an emphasis on a stellar, albeit subdued, lip. “We went with a very natural look—nothing too crazy,” makeup artist Hannah Murray told Style.com during Gurung’s pre-fall lookbook shoot last month. “These girls are so strong they don’t need much,” Murray said, referring to models Ming Xi, Kate King, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Alana Zimmer, whom she gave a “rocker punk edge” courtesy of Topshop’s truly divine Lip Stick in Coy, a matte coral color that provided the perfect fresh and tough effect. Following a kick of mascara, Murray imparted a slight sheen to the skin with an illuminator, like Armani’s Fluid Sheer, to hammer home an effortlessly chic finish that was complemented by hairstylist Esther Langham’s middle-parted, saturated strands. That’s right, dear readers; Spring’s wet look appears to be in full effect for pre-fall.