Beauty Highlights at Couture: Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier and Elie Saab

26 January 2012 by

Yet another fabulous array of beauty looks graced the catwalks yesterday as this season's couture week came to a dramatic close. In celebration of all the beauty looks we saw, check out our latest round-up from Day Three at couture...

Beauty Highlights at Couture: ValentinoBeauty Highlights at Couture: Valentino

1. Valentino

In the backstage area at Valentino, the beauty and hair teams aim was to capture a spirit of innocence before adding an interesting and alternative twist.  As a consequence models sported bare, beautiful faces, lightened brows and minute black squares drawn on the top corners of their eyelids. “They really wanted the face to be very bare, and for it to be just about that square and that perfected skin,” makeup artist, Pat McGrath told WWD. The look was further enhanced by low slung ponytails, fashioned by Guido Palau. 

2. Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier, meanwhile, paid homage to the late Amy Winehouse in the form of a truly amazing hair and makeup look. Exaggerated winged eyeliner was paired with beauty spots and a slick of transparent lip gloss to get that Winehouse look. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert conjured up copy-cat versions of the singer’s signature beehive in black, burnt orange, pink, purple and peroxide blonde. Fab or what?

3. Elie Saab

And last but not least, take a look at the beauties backstage at Elie Saab. When it comes to couture, this show is guaranteed to be one of our faves and yesterday's event was no exception. The beauty team created a whole host of blushing brides with soft, rosy cheeks, pink lips and perfectly groomed brows a-plently. Hair was swept back from the face into ponytails that were then bound with hair extensions to create a tidy, almost equestrian look.  Aren’t they lovely?


by Natalie Lukaitis


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