Paris Hair and Make-Up Roundup Spring 2012
Paris Fashion Week pushed all beauty boundaries with gimp masks and incognito eyebrows.
From Alexander McQueen's corn row and gimp mask combo, Miu Miu's ox blood eyeshadow, Chanel's pearl piercings and YSL's missing eyebrows, the hair and make-up at Paris Fashion Week pushed all beauty boundaries.
At Alexander McQueen, girls wore perfect and painfully tight cornrows stitched snuggly to their skulls, beneath lace hoods and headdresses, which looked like Crusades-style costume crossed with gimp masks (designed by Guido Palau). For a more, shall we say, relaxed version, divide your hair into two and plait, before wrapping each braid around your head and securing at the crown.
Who said that red eyeshadow was out of the question? Oh, that's right, everyone. Pat McGrath proves you all wrong at Miu Miu, prepping lids with bloody brilliant crimson half-moons. The result was reminiscent of her work for Italian Vogue's 1997 spring cover, where Karen Elson appeared on the cover with painted pink peepers. For a more wearable take on scarlet, try lacquering your nails with Dior Vernis nail polish in 999 - Red Royalty.
Chanel of the ball
While Peter Philips might be a master of dabbling with paint, sequins and safety pins, he's also trained in the art of restraint. At Chanel, he dressed faces with the daintiest of wingtips with just a glimmer of silver shimmer, leaving glossy lashes the hero. Well, were it not for the occasional Swarovski pearl piercing, that is. As a final touch to your next ladylike look with an edge, daub a memorable scent on your pulse points to keep them guessing like Chanel N