54 posts tagged "Givenchy"
“We really wanted the girls to look absolutely beautiful, but different,” explained Pat McGrath of the look at Givenchy. The “beautiful” half of the equation was achieved via skin highlighted to a “shimmery perfection,” pinky-peach blush dusted on cheeks, beige shadow washed around the eyes, and white liner run along the inner rims. The “otherworldly and surreal” element came courtesy of bleached brows and square-cut, crimson “face tapes” layered with a “plastic coating” on both temples. A string was secured underneath, pulled taut, and tied at the back of the head—gently tugging models’ faces upward. It was definitely not meant to mimic a facelift, however, McGrath noted when asked. After all, these are teenage girls (at least in the case of Kendall Jenner) we’re talking about. The tape—meant to be seen as a fashion accessory—was very much a “statement of today.” The conjoined pigtail braids by Luigi Murenu were as graphic and interesting as the maquillage and certainly otherworldly in that there is no way on earth you’re going to be able to DIY this double plait.
Similar to the way Myspace used to be the social media outlet of choice for musicians, many young visual artists and creative types are using Tumblr as a platform for self-expression. Phace-Side, a blog that recently caught my eye, features intriguing drawings of notable people by 28-year-old Brooklyn-based costume designer and stylist Savannah Wyatt. “I used to make blind contour drawings of my friends for laughs, and I thought it would be funny to draw celebrities,” she says. The simple lines and bright colors juxtaposed with stark white paper call to mind the face charts used by makeup artists to plan and document a look. “I love the way that designers, like Marc Jacobs, use hair and makeup to get their stories across,” she adds. Above, five drawings Wyatt created exclusively for Style.com, inspired by her favorite hair and makeup statements from the Spring 2014 runways.
A parade of jeweled masks made their way down the runway at Givenchy this season, but getting a glowing complexion doesn’t necessarily require vats of Swarovski Crystals, ten hours, and the help of Pat McGrath. The fashion house’s latest serum, Le Soin Noir, contains Vital Black Algae Sap Concentrate to maintain and boost skin’s cellular longevity. In other words, this onyx-colored ingredient, which is rich in fatty acids, helps you look younger longer. And while the shimmery tar-like liquid is a bit scary at first, it disappears in seconds—leaving the surface smooth, hydrated, and primed for foundation…or 1,500 gems, depending on how festive (and ambitious) you’re feeling.
Throwback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Tyra Banks
The Moment: Seriously Sparkly Eyes
The Motivation: When I came across this shot of Tyra Banks sporting gem-encrusted lids from the nineties, I was intrigued by the similarity it posed to the recent Givenchy show—which saw select models appear on the runway with masks that required more than 2,000 sequins and 1,500 crystals to complete. Admittedly, Pat McGrath’s version for Riccardo Tisci took the concept to glittery new levels, but I’ll be looking to Banks’ slightly more pared-down version for inspiration this Halloween.
Lais Ribeiro claimed she spent five hours in the makeup chair at Givenchy (although Pat McGrath, the face painter responsible for the glittery masks, said she was able to cut it down to three). Removing the 1,500 Swarovski Crystals and 2,000 sequins, however, took far less time. And at Chanel, the models were gifted the label’s Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover to erase their gallery-worthy lids before hitting the streets (although many of the girls left the Grand Palais with the swatches of color still intact). While there were many barely there jobs to be had this season (such as Balmain, where concealer was the only color cosmetic used), a handful of shows required a serious scrubbing…and in the case of Ribeiro—as seen in the Instagram video above—a cleaning crew.