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Backstage Beauty: Nicole Farhi Spring/Summer 2011

29/09/2011 15:37 | Updated 22 May 2015
Nicole Farhi s/s 2011PA

MAKEUP: Charlotte Tilbury for Mac

HAIR: Sam McKnight for Pantene

SNAPSHOT: Iridescent and dreamy mixed with architectural structures and shape.

THE SCOOP: Tilbury was inspired by the "iridescent fabrics and modern textures" from Farhi's collection this season. To tie in with this, she created a "a gorgeous, digitised skin" teamed with an eye popping shade of platinum on the lids for an "antiquey yet modern look". McKnight went for a very natural style with the hair, which he named "this season's new straight". He described the look as "heavy, with a few random dents in it to make it more weighty and take it away from the more romantic naturals".

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: The dreamy skin was perfected with a high shine applied on the cheekbones, down to the nose and bow of the mouth. Tilbury washed Mac Silver Dust Loose Powder all over the eyelids, especially into the corner, and then added an eye gloss at the last minute to give a "plastic shine" to the graphic shape. She used pinks and browns on the cheeks for a natural, healthy glow, with a touch of Mascara X in Dark Brown on the lashes and Lip Conditioner on the lips.

GET THE LOOK HAIR: McKnight used a new Japanese hair product, Magic Move Light, to make the hair heavy and more masculine. Although it was left straight, the hair "wasn't straightened into an inch of it's life". McKnight blow dried it before adding a few sprays of water to bring the weight back to the hair. With hair that is already poker straight, he suggested lightly twisting around a curling iron.

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