An immaculate uptown dominatrix was the Helmut Newton-inspired face at Dsquared2 that screamed fantasy and desire.
“Graphic, dark eyes and lips,” MAC Cosmetics’ Gordon Espinet said, describing the strong look, which emphasized elongated eyes and a heavily rouged mouth, he created backstage for the show. “We worked more with powder than foundation, to create the face’s matte canvas,” said Espinet, who used MAC’s Feline Kohl eye pencil to emphasize the eyes, which were layered with gray eye shadow and finished with a midnight blue sparkle. Taupe blush was used to contour cheekbones, and the pout was created by blending orange and red lip shades.
“Sexy, sharp power dressing” were the buzzwords Sam McKnight, global ambassador for Pantene Pro-V, used to describe models’ slicked-back manes. Pantene mousse was applied to the scalp, followed by a wet-look gel that gave a glossy finish worthy of the social elite.