The beauty look at Prabal Gurung Sunday evening was romantic, inspired by Lord Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty.”
Makeup, by Diane Kendal for MAC, was all cream-based. “Cream textures really leave the skin dewy,” Kendal said. She used MAC Studio Finish Concealer to even out skin tone, with Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base and Studio Quick Trik Stick in All Aflush on the apples of the cheeks. She then applied the Quik Trik Stick in Tight & Tawny over the blush with fingertips, aiming for an “outdoorsy feel,” Kendal said. She finished with Softly Does It on cheekbones for an added glow. For eyelids, Kendal combined two Cream Colour Bases in Dusk and Tint, applied in an oval shape on the lid with MAC’s 252 brush. She then used the deeper bronze shade, Dusk, in the eye crease and under the eyes. Lips were pink, a result of Kendal mixing a medium-pink lip color with concealer.
Skin was prepped with SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. “It gives a blurring effect to the skin, we’re using the term ‘ready-to-wear skin,’” said lead aesthetician Arielle Panarello. HA5 was followed by Ultra Sheer Moisturizer and Uplifting Eye Serum.
Hair, by Anthony Turner for John Masters Organics, was twisted into a low ponytail. “[Prabal] showed me this painting of this Edwardian woman, she kind of got lost in a forest,” Turner said. “He liked the idea that the hair was once very neat, but is now very weathered.” Turner applied John Masters Organics Volumizing Foam on the models’ roots, following by Sea Mist on the midlengths and ends of the hair. He then twisted the hair inward on both sides and secured it in a ponytail at the nape of the neck. “Once that’s in, I’m then going through with hair spray and just pulling pieces out to make it feel more distressed and more disheveled,” Turner said.
Nails were painted in MAC’s Delicate, followed by Erogenous, Skin or Coffee Break, depending on the model’s skin tone, for a nude, clean look.