By  on September 12, 2010

The hairstyles of the Malandrino girls comprised two key elements, compliments of Laurent Philippon for Bumble and bumble: A low side part on the right and a loosely braided, pinned-up bun on the left, which slightly shrouded the eye.

“It creates a pattern,” Philippon said of the style, “but doesn’t have the look of a chignon.”

To achieve the look, Philippon mixed two Bumble and bumble products — Surf Spray and Prep, a liquid detangler. The combination, he said, creates “the perfect summer texture.” Also, “Surf has good hold for wave.”

He used a diffuser to blow dry the concoction of styling aids, “to keep the natural texture.

“It’s an easy looking hairstyle, like a very stylish woman would have done her hair,” said Philippon. “The inspiration for the collection was the art of living in Provence.”

Val Garland, working on behalf of MAC Cosmetics, followed suit.

“She’s a real, natural beauty, out in the fields of rural France,” she said. “It’s an outdoorsy, sun-kissed look.”

Garland combined two “natural” earth-toned cream blush shades, a pinkish and dark pink, for the sun-touched appearance. She added to the blush a highlighter on the cheekbones. “I wanted girls to look like it was them not wearing makeup,” she said.

For the eyes, Garland used a bone color on inner corners, which produced a metallic sheen, and she spread a russet shade across the lids. The lower lash line got a coffee hued pencil for “a soft shadow below the eyes.” Brows were brushed up for a bushy effect.

Shiny lips were colored beige with a gloss “that looks like a lipstick,” said Garland. “There’s a lot of pigment in there.”

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