Fierce beauty looks strutted the runways on the second day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
. The trend was apparently to take a style that had been done before and add an innovative twist to make the look really stand out.
From a diagonal take on the winged-tip liner
to galactic-esque head horns, makeup artists were raising the beauty bar left and right backstage in Paris.
Read on for the details on standout hair and beauty looks.
Light and airy beauty at Chanel during Paris Haute Couture Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Photo: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images
Things were light and airy at Chanel
to keep with the flowy, shimmering materials in Karl Lagerfield's collection
. Peter Philips
created a glowing base on models, and then placed a peachy highlighter high on the cheekbones and just underneath the lower lash line, blending toward the temples. We loved his interesting twist on the winged-tip liner
, meant to keep the makeup from looking "too retro
." He etched thick diagonal stripes up, not out, from the models' eyes.
Out-of-this-world headwear at Givenchy during Paris Haute Couture Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Courtesy of Givenchy
Givenchy: At Givenchy, the robot-esque headwear took center stage, as models donned enormous beige works of art crafted by Philip Treacy. So, it was only fitting that the hair and makeup was kept simple, with bone-straight strands and fresh faces (illuminated with shimmering shadow eyes).
Face paint makeup at Maurizio Galante during Paris Haute Couture Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Photos: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon | Richard Bord/Getty Images
Maurizio Galante: Things got interesting on the runway at Maurizio Galante. Models faces and stems were fully painted in colors that coordinated with their couture pieces, as well as sketched with brightly hued zigzags, lines and geometric patterns from head to toe. The look appeared to blend in with their ensembles and create the illusion that the entire body was dressed in couture.
Stéphane Rolland: Heavily lined
Kohl eyes and tangerine lips at Stéphane Rolland during Paris Haute Couture Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Photo: AP Photo/ Francois Mori
, black kohl eyes took center stage at Stéphane Rolland
. A touch of silver shimmer was added to the inner corners, which gave the eye a bit of dimension, and a gorgeous glossy, tangerine-hued lip
completed the runway look.
Hair horns at Basil Soda during Paris Haute Couture Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Photo: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images
Models strutted down the runways with sort of galactic, curled-in hair horns at Basil Soda
, which provided an interesting contrast to the flowy, romantic designer collection. The hair was gelled back
and then up, for a look that created volume
sans the bounce. And the makeup was ethereal with smoky blue and purple eyeshadows
and pale, purple lips.
Be sure to watch Chanel makeup guru Peter Philips' clever animated video of robots
built from makeup containers.