Paris Fashion Week is wrapping up, and what better note for me to close on than the Giambattista Valli show. His dresses are always some of my favorites and the makeup this past Monday was GENIUS.
Val Garland keyed the show, and the MAC team painted on extreme winged liner using a rich brown creme, tracing around it with our cult Penultimate Eyeliner (easiest eyeliner application of all time, hands down), then mixing white Chromacake with our Pro Mixing Medium to get a super opaque white paint for lining under the eye in a sort of parallel wing. Eyes were topped with 2 pairs of MAC #35 lashes for a fluttery, doe-eye effect.
The face was clean and lightly sculpted with highlighting and contouring powders. Hair was backcombed until each model had a huge fluff on top of her head that was then softly pushed into modified french twists and low chignons.
Even with this much work and these many products, the look was not theatrical. It was soft and retro, really tender and sexy. Just like Giambattistas clothes. As per usual, there were feathers, fur and tulle poufs, but there were also really classic suits and 60's style dresses. The hair and makeup kept the super feminine collection from looking too precious.
My last hurrah this week came in the form of a group dinner with one of my all-time favorite people, Jeremy Scott, and his team. As we waited for our food, a mysterious figure appeared in the shadows of the restaurant with a large party. It took a minute to mentally grasp, but the shadowy lady was none other than Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld. The ponytail ribbon he loves so much still really kills me, but it was a nice end to the week to be in the presence of the Kaiser himself.