Contrast was at the helm for the Creatures of the Wind makeup look. “It’s sort of a pinup girl surrounded by surreal landscapes,” said James Boehmer, Nars director of global artistry. “Because this [is set in] the Forties and Fifties, we didn’t want it to be too literal. We took away the color on the eyebrow, the eyeliner and the mascara, so we’re just left with a color on the eyes and color on the lips.” Boehmer began by creating a clean canvas using Nars Cream Compact Foundation and Stick Concealer. Iceland Duo Eyeshadow was applied to the orbital part of the eye, and was rubbed with the artist’s fingers to make it not appear too chalky. Brows and mascara were left natural to focus on the opalescent shadow shade. To finish, the lips were completed with Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and layered with Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil, which will launch in spring 2014.
For hair, “the look is inspired by Katherine Hepburn,” said Odile Gilbert, using Kérastase. “So very Hollywood done, but she has been to the beach.” Using Kérastase’s Mousse Bouffant and Powder Bluff, Gilbert used a one-inch barrel curling iron to give the hair a wavy effect. Next, she left out a chunk of hair on the right side of the head, laying it over the model’s eye. The rest was pulled back in a low pony at the nape of the neck, and was secured with a twisted strand of hair to create a barrette. Gilbert finished by spraying the whole head with Laque Dentelle Flexible Hold Hairspray. An admiring beauty editor looked to Gilbert and said, “It’s really cool.” To which Gilbert sarcastically replied in her distinct French accent, “Supercool.”