Makeup at Naeem Khan Spring 2012 show. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
THE INSPIRATION: Old Hollywood glamour with a Spanish influence
MAKEUP: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry, perfected a makeup look that was a cross between actresses Ava Gardner and Ursula Andress. The brows were an homage to Gardener with its beautiful, defined and full shape, while the radiant glow was a nod to Andress' famous coming out of the water scene in the James Bond film, "Dr. No."
Boehmer started by brushing on Paris Duo Eyeshadow to lids and adding Lhasa Single Eyeshadow (available Spring 2012) on top. He lined eyes in Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil, curled lashes and layered on three coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara. Dolce Vita Blush and Rosebud Salve created a sheer, luminous finish to cheeks. And the pro finished by dressing lips up in Bilbao Lipstick (a warm nude) and Gold Digger Larger Than Life Lip Gloss.
He adds, "Because Naeem's clothes are so red carpet and evening, this is a look that any woman can wear. You're seeing the woman's makeup, but not before you see the beautiful dress."
Hair at Naeem Khan Spring 2012 show. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
HAIR: Hairstylist Ryan Cotton for the Marie Robinson Salon gathered the girls' locks into a sleek, twisted chignon with a severe side-part as Khan wanted them to look like they'd just step out of pool. While wet strands have dominated most of the Spring 2012 runways, Cotton achieved a shiny, reflective look without using a lot of gel, thanks to L'Oréal Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray.
NAILS: Manicurist Wanda Ruiz for CND painted added almond, medium-length tips in Asphalt (a gunmetal gray shade) to models nails to complement Khan's glamorous designs. And she added a top coat of Super Shiny to "give it a very expensive touch."