Juliette Récamier, who hosted a salon in Paris and was exiled from the city by Napoleon, inspired beauty looks backstage at Kinder Aggugini.
“It’s about a strong woman,” said Pat McGrath of the makeup look she created for the show, adding she used grey hues around models’ eyes. “It gives more power.”
McGrath used Max Factor Earth Spirits Eye Shadow in Onyx, Angel Eyes and Pale Pebble, as well as Masterpiece Glide & Define Eyeliner. She used Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink, while mouths had a purple hue.
Malcolm Edwards, who was working with L’Oréal Professionnel, also played with the notion of femininity with an edge.
After prepping hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.art Hot Style Constructor and starting with a center parting, Edwards formed two ponytails before drawing them upwards and twisting them into several knots.
While hair was smooth at the front, Edwards worked a frizzy texture into the knots by teasing and using L’Oréal Professionnel Play Ball Texture Tonic. “It’s quite Tim Burton,” says Edwards.
Nails, meanwhile, were finished with a Nailgirls Matte Burgundy 1 polish. “Burgundy is a strong classic color and the matte finish gives it an edge and a harder feel,” said Lynda-Louise Burrell, founder of the London-based brand.