Lead artist for MAC Cosmetics, James Kaliardos, was particularly giddy while explaining the Theyskens’ Theory beauty look. “Ethereal ties into the designer,” said Kaliardos. “He’s from another planet.”
Kaliardos’ Victorian doll-like, delicate makeup utilized BB cream for a dewy finish. He used pink blush on the cheekbones for the lighter-skinned girls and applied a taupe-shade to the darker skin. Focusing on the eyes, he filled in the crease with a creamy shade called Particularly Pretty and used a copper color in the corner.
Right before the girls walked the runway, he layered Lip Glass onto the lid for added shine. He used no mascara, but brushed up the brows for a fuller effect. To finish, he dabbed a light pink shade and topped it with Lip Conditioner. “[Olivier Theyskens] is so specific,” said Kaliardos, “which makes my job more interesting. “
Keeping the hair really close to the body, Odile Gilbert, working with Kérastase, fashioned a sleek, wet-looking do. First, she created a natural part, making sure it wasn’t too perfect. Then, Gilbert used Short Mania to make the hair appear wet but without looking too harsh. For a glossy exterior, she applied Gloss Appeal to create long lines and make it seem a bit stringy. “[The hair] is very much like the silhouettes he created,” said Gilbert. “It’s always about something very long.”
Keeping it elegant and chic, nails were painted with two coats of Essie’s Allure without any top coat, and the toes were topped with one coat of Mademoiselle.