Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan

Senior Beauty Editor Celia Ellenberg's take:
Where had we seen this before, we thought to ourselves when we happened upon Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman's voluminous donut-shaped chignons at Donna Karan? "I've seen this shape before," Souleiman concurred, "but I've never seen it with this texture," a matte finish he'd created by prepping strands with a mix of Wella's Ocean Spritz and its Wet Perfect Setting blow-dry lotion. "It gives a severity while having a subtlety to it," Soulemain continued of the high ponytails he curled with a two-inch barrel iron before rolling sections toward the base of the updo and pinning them in place.

"Grace Kelly with a modern twist," Charlotte Tilbury offered of the backstage beauty muse of the day. And then it clicked: The hair was a near identical match to the Princess of Monaco-inspired look at Oscar de la Renta's Spring show. Tilbury's makeup job, on the other hand, was decidedly different.

While Kelly's icy blonde screen star persona was modernized with green eye shadow last season, Tilbury did her updating with a "marshmallow Pepto pink" pout, courtesy of three different MAC lipsticks in Flesh Pot, See Sheer, and Up the Amp—a color that was reinforced on nails with two coats of Deborah Lippmann's creamy Valentine's Day-appropriate Shape of My Heart. Skin was treated to a "Hollywood glow" from a mix of MAC's Face and Body Foundation and its Strobe Cream, which Tilbury added for a luminous finish before building in shimmering contours with its Cream Colour Base in Hush. As for the eyes, they were coated with a wash of MAC's Cream Colour Base in Mid-Tone Sepia, a tarnished beige color, and topped off with a slick of MAC Pro Gloss Texture for added glisten. A touch of chocolaty brown mascara applied to the roots of lashes and brows that were taken down ever so slightly with concealer completed Karan's new age debutantes.
Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Shows
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