Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Carolina Herrera

Senior Beauty Editor Celia Ellenberg's take:
With stark severity getting a lot of backstage beauty play for Spring so far, it was only a matter of time before the young, the fresh, and the pretty mounted an offensive. "It's just gorgeous beauty," makeup artist Diane Kendal said backstage at Carolina Herrera, where she was enhancing girls' natural features with washed-out shades of pink and earthen tones.

Onto "translucent skin," Kendal added a contouring flush using MAC Blush in Baby, a pale pink, which she dragged up toward temples to carve out a slight structure. A dab of its Blush in Modern Mandarin on the apples of cheeks and its Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk along the cheekbone added depth and light. Eyes were coated with MAC Greasepaint Stick in Brown, which Kendal finds "much less harsh" than more traditional black shadows, and defined with a thin stroke of its Fluidline in Blacktrack right along the upper lash line. To complete the look, Kendal layered MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Ultra Darling, a light rose, with its Lipstick in Dish It Up, a medium pink, and the sheer fuchsia shade from its Tutti Lip Palette, finger-patting as she went for a "worn-in stain."

Hairstylist Orlando Pita was following a "keep it easy" mantra, fashioning ponytails that were not pulled out completely. "It's a loop," Pita pointed out of the style, prepping hair with Morroccanoil Light and creating a middle part. To add softness, he then slathered strands with its Hydrating Styling Cream before gathering hair into a low ponytail and back-combing the lengths for a slight bit of texture. Face-framing wisps left a lingering romantic effect.
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