Photograph by Katja Rahlwes; Styled by Melissa Levy; Hair by Naoki Komiya.
Makeup by Georgina Graham for La Prairie at Management Artists; Manicure by Jenny Longworth for CND at CLM; Model: Lucan Gillespie at The Lions; Casting by Edward Kim at The Talent Group; Retouching by D-Factory; Photography Assistants: Alex Board, Olivier Barjolle; Fashion Assistant: Mei Ling Cooper; Hair Assistant: Cayla Kim.
The latest updo is definitely not grandma’s chignon.
Topknots were all over the fall runways, including various incarnations at Chanel, Opening Ceremony, Telfar, and Prabal Gurung. But for the version shown here, the stylist Naoki Komiya went back to the 1960s—specifically, to an iconic image of Veruschka with miles of golden hair woven into a complex knot on her head. For a more casual (and much easier) update, Komiya pulled the model Lucan Gillespie’s hair into a high ponytail and separated it into two “shoelace” knots, which he fastened into place with bobby pins before setting the style with a small amount of TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray. “You can also plait the hair and use small elastic bands on the ends to stop it from coming undone,” Komiya says. Björk and Gwen Stefani, take note.
Model Lucan Gillespie wearing Joseph jackets; Maria Tash earring; David Yurman necklace. Beauty Note: Start fresh. Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Dew Facial Serum delivers a boost of hydration for an easy, everyday glow.
Photograph by Katja Rahlwes; Styled by Melissa Levy; Makeup by Georgina Graham.
Hair by Naoki Komiya for Davines at Julian Watson Agency; Manicure by Jenny Longworth for CND at CLM; Model: Amandine Pouilly at The Identity; Casting by Edward Kim at The Talent Group; Retouching by D-Factory; Photography Assistants: Alex Board, Olivier Barjolle; Fashion Assistant: Mei Ling Cooper.
The new multihued pastel makeup has plenty of attitude.
“I wanted a fun, youthful pop of color with a bit of toughness,” says the London-based makeup artist Georgina Graham of this sweet—but not saccharine—take on fall’s pastel eye trend. “I kept thinking about a young Neneh Cherry and her ‘Buffalo Stance’ gang, but as if they’d all gone to Ibiza for a party.” Graham applied blue, lavender, and pink shadows from Kiko, and used brushes of different sizes to create a graphic fade, blurring out the edges with her fingers. To make the look modern, she decided against mascara and simply combed the model Amandine Pouilly’s brows. She also kept skin fresh and natural, prepping cheeks and lids with La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift before applying the brand’s new Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation. The best part about pastel makeup? Versatility. “I saw Willow Smith rocking pastels on a red carpet recently, and I used them on Alexa Chung for her Paris show,” Graham says. “They work on everyone.”
Marni top; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. earrings. Beauty note: Shimmer and shine. Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Rose Quartz has a pearlescent, vitamin-infused formula for moisture that lasts.
Photograph by Dario Catellani; Styled by Vittoria Cerciello; Makeup by Dick Page.
Hair by Marki Shkreli for Marki Hair Care at Bryant Artists; Manicure by Maki Sakamoto for NARS AT THE WALL GROUP. MODEL: Tessa Bruinsma at Next; Photography Assistants: Leonardo Ventura, Kris Shacochis, Evgeny Popov; Fashion Assistants: Shant Alvandyan, Sidney Munch.
The most out-of-sight beauty trend? Hologram-worthy makeup.
Blame it on the unicorn. Last year’s obsession with the mythical creature launched a zillion Instagram snaps featuring colorful glitter, hologram paillettes, and pearlescent pigments. The more-is-more trend gained traction with shimmery sheet masks (some infused with real gold); unusual nail lacquers; and iridescent eye shadows, blushes, and lipsticks (Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviver Balm in Holo Purple is a personal favorite). “What we’re seeing is the natural progression of highlighter mania,” says the makeup artist (and sage) Dick Page, who was inspired by the hologramlike makeup on the Giambatista Valli runway to create the look here. Page used Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and Make Up For Ever Flash Color Pot in Gold and Silver as a “sticky base” to hold bits of sparkle, then mixed Flash Color Pot in Red and Gold to achieve rich, coppery tones on lips, brows, and cheekbones. Subtle? Not quite. Fabulous? Without a doubt.
Nina Ricci dress. Beauty note: Take it all off with Lancôme Énergie de Vie Cleansing Oil, which leaves skin feeling fresh—and ready for bed.