October 2, 2010
[Images via Jen Paelmo, Style.com]
To go with Prabal Gurung’s quite luxurious Spring/Summer 2011 collection, a very modern, futuristic feel was brought on through the hair, makeup and nails backstage.
Jin Soon for Sally Hansen created an elegant nail design using a beige base polish with a curved coral strip near the tip of the nail. Colors were designed in a collaboration with Sally Hansen and Prabal Gurung and will be available to you this upcoming Spring. A fresh take on a classic, french tip inspired nail – definitely one to try!
Odile Gilbert for Morrocconoil’s ponytail/chignon hybrid kept the hair strong, structured and pulled off the face. A simple, silver barrette clipped the ponytail close to the head and the hair was made shiny using Moroccanoil products and sleek with a straightening iron.
Tom Pechaux for Mac Cosmetics topped off the look with a minimalist, futuristic feeling makeup void of color, and hear this ladies… void of mascara! White eyeshadow was packed onto the lid, cheeks contoured, and highlighted sans blusher and lips made nude and muted out. To get a look like this at home, try a bare eye using white or cream colored shadow and possibly a brown mascara or a natural looking mascara paired with a nude/coral or beige lip and a terracotta/peachy cheek. This translated look will give you a little bit of color but will still have that minimalistic feel from the show.
The collection itself was quite complete beginning with a color-block story and ending with a flowing white evening dress with what looked like modern tassels that would sway as the model walked. There were floral feeling pieces with veins of coral color making an appearance amongst the bright blue, yellow, and tangerine. Prabal’s mix of bright color and neutrals on luxurious fabrics showed softness and strength in a fresh way.