Backstage Report: Carolina Herrera
The Inspiration: "Carolina's collection has a youthful sophistication that's still wearable," notes MAC senior artist Romero Jennings, who helped execute this makeup look created by Diane Kendal for MAC. "The contouring of the face captures this ease, by using muted tones to mirror the sculptured effect of Carolina's citron-hued origami gowns."
Makeup:"To recreate this simple-yet-stunning look, the key is to balance color and structure," explains Jennings. "The eyes were contoured with brown cream shadows and the cheekbones are accentuated with a hint of fiery orange blush." To DIY the (enviable!) wide-awake-looking eyes, "curl your lashes vigorously," he recommends.
Hair: "For this style, simplicity was key," notes backstage vet, Orlando Pita, who was using Moroccanoil products to create the luxe looped 'do, seen here. Mimic these catwalkers' smooth strands by prepping hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, before pulling locks into a low ponytail and covering the band with a one-inch section of hair. Then, "Mist hair with Luminous Hairspray, and pull a flyways out from above the ear to add movement," adds Pita.
RB's Insider Tip: "This punchy lip shade won't be out until spring," sighs Jennings. "But you can layer pink and magenta shades until then to find a similar, bespoke version that works for you."
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