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Spring 2014 Couture

Valentino

Senior Beauty Editor Amber Kallor's take:
The opera served yet again as the inspiration for designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, and the hair and makeup followed suit. The face was minimal, but knowing Pat McGrath, there was serious thought as to where to place the silvery-white highlights that appeared above the brows, on the lids, down the bridge of the nose, across the tops of cheekbones, and along the Cupid's bow. The contours of the cheeks, however, were warmed up with blush in comparison to the previous season's paled-out complexions, lips were rosier, and instead of shimmery gold brows, models' arches were deepened and defined.

Hair pro Guido Palau also made minor tweaks—the austere center parts from last October remained, but gone were the studded headbands and long ponytails. In their place was a coiled, chignon-like low-do at the nape of the neck. Strands were divided down the middle, combed over the ears, and held tightly with clips before each side was twisted, wound together, and pinned in back. This seamless style was one we didn't mind seeing a second time.
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