To offset Christian Siriano’s extravagant fall/winter collection, hair and makeup, inspired by the intricacies of plant life, was kept soft and undone.
Antoinette Beenders, who styled hair for Aveda, created diffused waves by first applying Aveda Damage Ready Daily Hair Repair to damp strands and blow-drying. Beenders then used a fine tooth comb to create a center part, loosely braiding the sections and spraying with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray to retain style memory. The braids were then pressed with a flat iron, to set the texture, and left to cool. After about five minutes, Beenders then pulled the braids gently, until they were flat, finally removing the elastics and using her fingers to loosen the curl. Aveda Control Force Form Hold Hair Spray finished off the look. “It’s smooth and gorgeous like an orchid,” said Beenders. “It’s ethereal, but feels organic.”
Makeup, done by Polly Osmond for MAC felt equally relaxed. Concealer was used only where it was needed (mostly under eyes) and MAC Gloss Texture was added to cheeks and eyelids for highlight. “The skin is almost bare,” said Osmond. “You can see the natural tone.” Brows were brushed upwards and defined with a brow pencil and dark black Opulash Mascara was applied to lashes. A dab of concealer was used on lips to “conceal out” their color and Pro Longwear Lipstick, in dusty nude shade Till Tomorrow, was added to lips. “It’s mostly about the skin and not about piling on a ton of makeup,” said Osmond. “Christian’s clothes speak for themselves.”