Once A Cavalli Girl, Always A Cavalli Girl
The Roberto Cavalli girl likes her black eyeliner; always has, always will. But she lightened up just a touch for Spring. “It’s more fresh and modern this season,” makeup artist Diane Kendal said, skipping heavier shadows and pigments and sticking with MAC Eye Kohl in Smoulder, which she used to rim lids, blending as she went.
Kendal, one of the season’s biggest “contours, not color” proponents, flexed her MAC Sculpting Cream muscle again here, using the Coffee Walnut shade, a medium brown, to carve out cheekbones and eye sockets before adding a few swipes of its Haute and Naughty Mascara to “help keep the eyes open” amid the blur of black. As Kendal took lips down a nudge with concealer, MAC’s resident nail art junkie, Keri Blair, mixed up two custom polish colors for the show. “I wanted to do a clean neutral nail that nods to the salmon pinks and dusty corals in the collection,” Blair said of the sheer stains she made by mixing MAC Nail Lacquers in Snob, a bubble gum pink, and Fiestaware, a warm melon, with its high-shine, clear Overlacquer and its matte topcoat to pick up the glossiness of Cavalli’s clutches and the flat finish of the bounty of leather in the lineup.
Guido Palau looked right to the collection when devising a hair look as well. “The clothes are saying it all, so the girls can be a little downplayed,” he explained of middle-parted, straight strands that were dampened with water, dried with a little bit of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam mousse, and then treated to a few spritzes of its Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Spray for a “satin” texture. “When the girls came in [for the casting], we saw how naturally gorgeous they looked,” Palau revealed of the inspiration behind the simplicity. Sometimes, it’s that easy.