At the Victoria Beckham Spring 2011 fashion show at New York Fashion Week, a jolt of color on eyes and unexpected texture in hair enlivened a collection of silk, jersey and lamé draped dresses.
MAKEUP: Charlotte Tilbury for Lancôme
HAIR: Didier Malige for Frédéric Fekkai
NAILS: Nonie Creme for Butter London
SNAPSHOT: Andy Warhol Portraits Go Glam
THE SCOOP: Victoria Beckham's Spring 2011 collection was filled with the kind of stylishly draped dresses with unexpected details like exposed zippers and pleats on brightly-colored silk and jersey fabrics that are the Spice Girl's trademark. The beauty look was equally unanticipated, with a block of periwinkle-purple on the eyes, and a crimp in otherwise smoothly blown-out locks.
Andy Warhol's bright portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor served as inspiration for the eye-opening makeup (turns out that Warhol is a beauty trend for Spring 2011!), which featured layering of purple eye shadows and a strong liquid line with an exaggerated version of Monroe's trademark flick at the outter corners. Skin was dewy and lips were ginger pink, with an ultra shiny finish that balanced the bold eyes.
Hair emerged from the decade of the '60's, with a voluminous blow-out that was parted in the middle and then tucked behind the ears -- not unlike Cher's natural locks from the hippie era. A wave tool was used for one surprising crimp across the back of the hair, which Malige says took the look into the present day.
Nails were groovy, in an unabashedly feminine bubble gum pink hue that Creme custom mixed backstage.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by Lancôme. Apply Teint Miracle foundation all over face for a glowy finish, and dot Éclat Miracle Serum liquid highlighter in a backwards C-shape along the temples and up the cheekbone, and blend. Layer purple eyeshadows Trendy and Drama from lid straight up to brows for a block of color effect, and line the upper lashline with a strong stroke of Artliner in Noir, ending with a flick at the ends. Apply a couple coats of Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black on top and bottom lashes. Finally, swipe on L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rich Cashmere to achieve a hint of pink color, and then top with a generous application of Juiciy Tubes in Pure for mirror-like lacquer.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Fekkai. First prep dry hair with Fekkai Advanced Full Volume Styling Whip for sleek volume, and then part strands in the middle and tuck behind ears. Spray Sheer Hold Spray to further straighten strands and make hair more heavy. Use a waiving tool or curling iron to crimp hair at the midsection, for an unexpected pop of texture.
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: Apply Butter London's Nail Foundation base to avoid streakiness, and then follow with two coats of bubble gum pink polish.
Want to see another amazing look? Check out the hair and makeup at Marc Jacobs Spring 2011.
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