Backstage at Gucci, Spring 2011

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Backstage Beauty: Gucci Spring 2011


By Beauty Snob Sharon on September 27, 2010 6:00 AM

Images from WWD

Givenchy makeup artist Dominique Lehongre recently said about the trends to come that one of the most important things we can expect is the red lip.

Less than a week later Frida Giannini sends out all of her models with glossy red lips on the Spring 2011 Gucci runway! I loved the mix of vampy (with the popping lips), and classic sophistication (with the slicked back hair), that the Gucci models had.

The girls’ hair was braided into a side-part chignon and fastened with thin bronze leather hair bands that were created especially for the show to match the collection’s handbags and shoes. Marc Jacobs may want frizz to be in, but I much prefer this put together look. Frugal buy, John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Serum, was used to keep the hair in place.

Pat McGrath let the makeup team and the models looked flawless with their glossy red lips, luminous skin, and metallic bronze and taupe eye shades (covered by a hint of gloss). McGrath, who works with CoverGirl, similarly opted for some frugal finds. Among the products she used was CoverGirl’s NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, which she said was key for creating the dewy look (this new product hits shelves January 2011). Though I prefer plum lip shades on myself, I can’t wait to head to Sephora this weekend to find something to re-create McGrath’s glossy eye look!

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