The team backstage at Jason Wu created a look that perfectly completed the clothes in the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection. A slicked-back high ponytail gave the models a strong, assertive look and the sleek effect was achieved by hairstylist Odile Gilbert’s liberal use of hair extensions, Kérastase’s lightweight Fibre Architecte serum applied to the ends and a final spritz of Kérastase Double Force hairspray.
Such elegantly minimalist hair allowed make-up artist Diane Kendal free reign to create a dramatic eye, which she described as “Ming dynasty and 1940′s Hollywood.” That translates as lots of different shades of MAC eyeshadow, built up in layers of green and blue to achieve a shimmering peacock feather effect. Before she started applying the eyeshadow, she used MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Tealo to build a stable base.
Then came Eye Kohl in light green Minted, which was layered through the crease, followed by MAC’s Club eyeshadow and Kelly Green pigment, which were swept outward towards the temple to create the retro, cat’s eye shape. Kendal traced the lash line with a dark blue kohl pencil and a black cream liner to add emphasis.
A little mascara on the top lashes completed the eyes while lips got a dab of conditioner. As for the skin, it had been treated to a mini-facial courtesy of Sunday Riley who whipped up masks out of her Ceramic Slip cleanser and Good Genes cream to create a naturally healthy-looking complexion.The final effect was both modern and timeless – a chic look that you could easily recreate for evening and build up to dramatic effect when the party season kicks off!