Saturday, 6 July 2013

Couture Beauty: Autumn/Winter 2013-14

Beauty Notes
Shimmering lips at Dior, messy chignons at Versace and statement brows at Chanel - see the couture shows' hair and make-up close up
Valentino Dewy skin, groomed brows, flushed cheeks and pastel eye make-up were combined for a pretty, youthful look. 
ValentinoIn contrast, nails were painted a deep, dark red.

ValentinoHair was twisted and tucked into a pretty up-do, with a plait around the middle of the head.
ValentinoAt the front, hair was centre-parted with face-framing loose strands.
Jean Paul Gaultier / Hair was certainly a talking point at Jean Paul Gaultier, with beehives and piled-up styles both painted with leopard spots.
Jean Paul Gaultier / Models without leopard-printed hair still sported dramatic high-rise styles, and all wore sultry, feline eye make-up finished with long false lashes.
Giorgio Armani PriveA wash of shimmering pale gold shadow across the eyes complemented the nude tones in the collection.
Giorgio Armani PriveThe rest of the look was simple and fresh, with luminous skin and natural-looking lips.
Giorgio Armani PriveHair was curled, twisted and pinned into romantic up-dos.
ChanelComplexions were matte, with a burgundy shade used to shade around the cheekbones. Brows were filled in and brushed up for maximum impact.
ChanelA subtle line of black above the eyes completed the look, whilst hands were accessorised with multiple rings rather than a new Le Vernis nail colour.
ChanelSam McKnight created futuristic hairstyles which featured plenty of height at the crown.
ChanelAt the back, the hair was either fastened in a chignon and topped with a hat, or worn in a ponytail with a studded hair accessory.
Giambattista ValliHair was smoothed back into neat, half-up-half-down styles.
Giambattista ValliSkin was dewy and illuminated, with brows and lashes groomed and lips lightly glossed for a flawless finish.
Christian DiorPat McGrath and her team treated models' lips to a coat of glittering pink, berry or bronze - the shade depending upon the model's skin tone.
Christian DiorEyes were given a wash of iridescent shadow, while glitter dust was dabbed at the inner corners and at the centre of the eye lids.
Christian DiorHair was slicked into sleek, low chignons.
VersaceA make-up team led by Pat McGrath perfected models' skin for a polished and illuminated finish.
VersaceEyes were the beauty focus, defined with chocolate shadow and framed with false lashes at the top and bottom.
VersaceHair was swept back into messy chignons, offsetting the glamorous make-up.

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