MFW A/W '11 Beauty Report: Jil Sander

27 February 2011

There's a gorgeous 50s-meets-60s vibe going on backstage at Jil Sander, from the shape of the hair to the precision of the make up. With a collection nodding towards haute couture, Guido's complemented the clothes by wrapping the hair into a 'whirl' for a structural, traditional result. The hairline is swept across the top of the forehead and continues into a very-current bun style on top of the head. Guido describes it as 'so perfect it's almost futuristic while at the same time being totally timeless'.

Meanwhile, Peter Philips (of Chanel make up fame) wanted the look to have a technicolour feel. He used Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick, which was commissioned especially for Selfridges a few years ago and is called Enthusiast because of its classic orangey-red shade. Whilst the rest of the skin stayed 'alabaster and bare', a pop of green turquoise eye liner shadowed the top of the eye lids, which Peter took from Van Dongen paintings. Peter also talked about his love of glamorous ski pictures from the 50s where 'these perfect women and the fifties lifestyle, were groomed even though they were on a set of skis, this make up shows a controlled women who takes time on her make up'. Well shouldn't we all?!


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