MAKEUP: Sally Branka for MAC
HAIR: Lyndell Mansfield for L'Oréal Professionel
SNAPSHOT: Charlotte Rampling meets Vogue's creative director Grace Coddington
THE SCOOP: Charles Anastase is often inspired by strong women and works of art, and this season proved no different. "The inspiration for most of the makeup came from Charles looking at Charlotte Rampling in the 70s and trying to capture this strong, elegant woman," Branka told us backstage. One model, however, was given a special makeover with crazy black and white paint. "We based that makeup on a Man Ray image," said Branka, referring to the avant-garde surrealist photographer. "It was about a woman who is happy to go out there and do her own thing."
Yet another female icon's presence was felt in the beauty looks - for hair, Mansfield channelled Grace Coddington. "We went for the natural texture of the curl: voluminous, fluffy, soft and big, with lots of texture," she said.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: To get the Rampling look Branka made lips strong with a deep red, shaded cheeks for a more refined look and drew eyeliner on top of the lid "more to create a shadow and accentuate the eye," she explained. Blacktrack gel liner and Graphblack liner were used on the upper lid and in the top lash line - eyes were left bare underneath, with no mascara and brows untouched. For the deep red lips, Branka used Vino Lip Pencil to line and colour in the mouth. For the girl with the elaborate face paint, MAC Paint Sticks in black and white were used.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: According to Mansfield, just tonging the hair isn't enough to get the best curls. For beautiful waves, she started with a natural side part then used Tecni.Art Volume Mousse at the roots and Play Ball Texture Tonic through the ends, then blow-dried through and began to make knots from the nape of the neck to the top of the head. She then used a tong on the ends, let hair sit, brushed it out, and sprayed hairspray to set. "You get a more inconsistent, therefore natural, curl than you do from just tonging the hair," she explained.