Runway Beauty

Runway Beauty: Balmain Fall 2009

March 5, 2009

Packed with super short dresses, jackets and pants decorated with sequins, studs and crystals in of shades of gunmetal, black and midnight blue, Balmain’s A/W 2009 collection is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux used MAC cosmetics to create a relatively paired down look to go with the collection. “We’re not playing around too much, just giving the models a touch of sparkle in very light doses,” said Pecheux. The eyelids and brows were dabbed with a new gray-black lip gloss called Bling Black (to be released later this year) while a black liner rimmed the lash lines and a light coat of black mascara was applied on the lashes. The lips were kept moist with a nude gloss while the cheekbones were highlighted with minimal amount of color.

Hairstylist Sam McKnight gave the models straight hair with a deep side part for a “modern, disheveled and cool” look. He blow-dried the hair straight before adding Pantene hair spray and Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel and sealing the ends with serum.

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  • Reply Yaya March 6, 2009 at 10:13 am

    thanks for posting this!

  • Reply Pinklye March 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

    I really love this neutral look with the glossy eye.

  • Reply Lena March 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    sweet jesus, thse models lok so gorgeous au naturall. phyllis, do you have any sugestions for the lip color? i am really loving the beige, salmon-y nude.
    love your blog, so detailed and creative, you really cover so many topics!

  • Reply Phyllis March 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks Lena! MAC’s Viva Glam II actually shows up on me like that color you see on Lily Donaldson.

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