18 posts tagged "Miu Miu"
Black cat-eye liner was the eye makeup trend of the Spring season (click here for more of our top ten beauty moments), but there was another unlikely eye pigment shade that got a fair bit of play: red. It turned up in varying degrees of opacity—from a wash of color at Clements Ribeiro and Anna Sui to a much more “fab, fun look,” as Pat McGrath referred to the heavily rimmed crimson lids she slicked on at Miu Miu. “It’s really the idea of a splash of color—be it red, blue, or green,” McGrath explained when we recently had the pleasure of recapping the season’s most significant beauty developments with her. “It’s not like every girl is going to be walking around with red lids.”
But if you do want to give the look a whirl, there are myriad ways to successfully go scarlet. For a more subtle effect, try buildable semi-sheer pigments, like MAC Pro Chromacake in Crimson and Coral, which makeup artist Lucia Pica smudged across eyes at House of Holland for a “watercolorlike” finish; or go with a creamy blush, like CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry, which McGrath multitasked on eyes and cheeks backstage at Anna Sui. To go bold with the fiery hue, McGrath recommends tracing upper lash lines with—get this—lipstick, and coating that with a professional-grade pigment in the same color. In a recent trial run, we found chubby lipstick pencils, like Mirabella’s new Velvet Lip Pencils in Red Velvet, are the easiest tools for the task. Top that off with a theatrical red shadow, like Lime Crime’s Magic Dust Eyeshadow in Siren, and you should be good to go.
You needn’t look any further than Hailee Steinfeld’s red-carpet turns in Prabal Gurung, Prada, and most recently, Stella McCartney at the Met gala to know that the kid’s got fashion sense. But the 14-year-old True Grit star with the gorgeous, shiny mane of chestnut brown hair is emerging as a burgeoning beauty icon as well. Case in point: At the 13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. this weekend, the newly named Miu Miu face accessorized her head-to-toe look from the house with a thin black cat-eye, baby spider lashes, courtesy of CoverGirl LashBlast in black, and a gorgeous raspberry mouth that makeup artist Stephen Sollitto patted on using Jouer Lip Gloss in Mirage. We love to see Hollywood’s bright young things getting hooked on the statement lip early. You too?
In a departure from the abundance of sixties tributes we’ve seen this season, Miuccia Prada honed in on the forties at Miu Miu, which closed out Paris fashion week. Her glam squad of Pat McGrath and Guido Palau acted accordingly. “Modern vintage and forties elegance,” is how McGrath described the makeup, which consisted of two looks, one with a bare mouth and the other with a striking, matte red pout courtesy of a precise line of CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipliner in Passion filled in with a mix of its Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot—”the essential red shade”—and Eternal, a hot fuchsia. Both lips were complemented by porcelain skin, thanks to a light coverage of CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation, groomed brows, and what will likely go down as McGrath’s signature for Fall 2011, spider lashes. “It’s an excessive lash,” she said of her heavy-handed application of CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black, which was helped along by a few individual false lashes applied to the center of the top lash line.
Palau also went with his own adaptation of the era, focusing his attention on “a loose, naturally textured half updo,” that was prepped with Redken Wax Blast 10 high Impact Finishing Spray Wax for a piece-y effect and center-parted. The key to the style came from two simple hair combs—Goody hair combs, to be exact—which Palau used to sweep side sections from above models’ ears and secure on the top of their heads. Palau’s penchant for drugstore hair accessories, spotted here, at Prada, and McQueen, is an exciting development as far as getting properly (and affordably) coiffed come September.
Tron: Legacy, a follow-up to the 1982 original opening today, should satisfy sci-fi fans who always wondered what happened to software programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) after he got sucked into the Grid, the alternate universe of his computer. On screen, it’s 20 years later, and Flynn’s son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is on the hunt for him, aided by the latex-clad Quorra, a computer-generated superheroine played by Olivia Wilde. Her character’s persona and asymmetrical warrior ‘do are inspired by the sword-swinging Joan of Arc, but the quirky hairstyle also pays homage to Charlize Theron’s character in Aeon Flux. While most of what’s seen in Tron is CG special effects, we were intrigued by the real-life possibilities of the “Quorra” cut. For a little guidance, we turned to Guido Paulau, who’s transformed many models into forceful vixens on the runway.
I noticed that the Tron bob bears some similarities to the faux versions you created for the Spring/Summer Miu Miu runway show. What’s the trick to pulling off the look, if you’re not brave enough to chop off all of your hair?
At Miu Miu, we first blew out the hair straight with a little body on the ends. Then we pulled the hair back gently, tied an elastic around the ends, and flipped them under, creating the allusion of a short bob. The Miu Miu style and the sexy bob Olivia Wilde has in the film are examples of how you can make a classic look very modern. The broken-up ends give it great texture, and being asymmetric on one side also lends an extra edge.
With one side longer than the other, it could look like a tragic mistake with the scissors if not done right. How can you avoid disaster?
I think it has a lot to do with face shape and balance, so trust your stylist to tell you if the cut will look good on you, or ask for the asymmetry to be subtler. If you can master those two things, then the fact that the cut is longer on one side won’t matter. If the style looks good, it looks good.
Point taken. So how would you style the bob so it looks all slick and futuristic?
I would style it with a pliable paste, like Redken Rough Paste 12, and work it into strands to separate the ends and show off the texture and angles of the cut.
Any plans to see the movie this weekend?
With all of the seventies-era, free-flowing, middle-parted tresses on the Spring runways, we’re leaning toward losing our asymmetrical bob and regrowing our locks past the shoulders. We mostly credit Roberto Cavalli for our newfound lust for length—and Sophie Albou’s Paul &
Joe. Watching Karlie Kloss trot down Albou’s runway in two different bell-bottomed, halterneck jumpsuits sporting a particularly epic, middle-parted blow-out with slight height in the back was, in a word, inspiring. It’s something of a quandary, though, as there were also a few strong arguments for keeping things short. The first came via Keira Knightley, who sported a brand-new chin-sweeping style for her front-row appearance at Chanel on Tuesday, and the second debuted backstage at Miu Miu. Rather than fashion actual undercuts, hair stylist Guido Palau went with the faux bob at Miuccia Prada’s Paris finale—a look that is easier than you’d think to re-create and gives you the flexibility to dabble between cute-and-cropped and long-and-lovely. Prepping hair with Redken’s Blow-Dry Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, Palau created center parts and brushed hair into low ponytails before rolling them upward and inward and securing with bobby pins. “Pull a few pieces out around the face for softness,” Palau recommends, to give the whole thing a more natural effect. It remains to be seen how our “to cut, or not to cut” dilemma will resolve itself, and until we sort it out, we’ll continue to neglect making an appointment with our stylist for a much-overdue trim. What about you?