Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012

The makeup at Jean Paul Gaultier was so glamorous! The focal point of the look is the glossy, bright red lip courtesy of MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipstick in Lasting Lust. When the lips, and curly hair style encounter exotic streets of Paris, retro-style tattoo, piercing, unexpected cooperation between the two has a tacit agreement. 

The Look

Makeup: “She’s a couture Parisienne. A little girl who wants to look made up,” said Stéphane Marais. The centerpiece for his look? A high-gloss, candy apple–red lip. “Everything else is a small detail. A little black liner, a little lash,” he said. Everything, that is, except the elaborate “I love Jean Paul” tattoos that models—and a handful of authentically inked Gaultier girls plucked from the streets—wore down the runway on their arms, shoulders, and chests. “We’re putting them wherever the skin meets the fabric,” he said. “It should look like a continuation of the [clothing].”

Hair:  Guido Palau studied an inspiration board with the designer while preparing for the show, honing in on the look of a 1940s-era photograph. “It’s a little saucy,” he said of his elaborately rolled, vintage-era updo.

Get The Look

Makeup: Marais evened out the skin with a light foundation and, when necessary, pressed a translucent Clé de Peau powder over any shiny areas. He filled in the brows with a chocolate brown Clé de Peau eye shadow powder. A beautiful metallic bronze eyeshadow was used all over the lid and above the crease. A good dupe would be MAC Amber Lights & Woodwinked in the crease. He then added a line of black at the lash line and a small strip of fake lashes at the outer corners. He worked the rest of his magic with a slim red wand: M.A.C. Pro Longwear Lipstick in Lasting Lust. The dual-ended tube has a rich, semi permanent pigment on one end, and clear vinyl gloss on the other. “It lasts forever,” he said.

Hair: A table of spongey doughnut-shaped molds lay near Palau’s station. It took two—one on either side of the head to create the neat, oversize rolls that crowned his retro style. After prepping the hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for grip, he explained, “we’re wrapping the hair around them.” At the back of the head, he used a wider, fatter mold to create a classic bun.

Nails: Pain prepped faux nail tips with a shiny red lacquer—Debby ColoPlay #25. If the color was classic, however, what came next certainly wasn’t: She used a tiny handheld nail puncher to create a pin-size hole at the end, threading it with a gothic silver metal loop. “We’re doing at least one per hand, sometimes more,” she said.

I loved the look! I will be recreating this in an upcoming shoot! I feel truly inspired!!

Love & Peace Xx

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