PARIS — Giambattista Valli had a Parisian woman in mind this season when it came to the beauty look for his show, said makeup artist Val Garland.
“She’s a little bit cocky. She’s very sure of herself. You know, she might wake up and not really care about how she looks because she’s got so much confidence,” said Garland.
Valli’s couture collection was “soft and girly,” Garland said. “So to make [the beauty] modern, we’ve done quite a strong, graphic eye” rather than the more traditional Fifties’ couture flick.
Using MAC Cosmetics, she applied both Creme Liner and Blacktrack Fluidline on models’ eyelids, plus “lashings and lashings of mascara,” she said.
Skin was made fresh looking, and lips coated with Lip Erase for a “beige kind of lip,” said Garland.
Hairstylist Orlando Pita said Valli wanted models’ hair to seem neither “so fixed” nor “so perfect.” Instead, he preferred for it to feel as if they had scraped it back with their fingers.
“There is a little bit of a movement,” Pita said of the coif. “But it’s not like curling-iron waves.”