In the busy backstage area at the Balmain show in Paris yesterday, a beauty A-team of hairstylist Sam McKnight and face-painter Tom Pecheux, conjured up a look that (as every season), demonstrated exactly what Balmain do best when it comes to beauty – namely flawless natural-looking makeup and hair that each and every one of us want to wear now.
Balmain tweeted a photo of gorgeous models Bette and Manon backstage saying, “Beautiful girls and simple beauty.” And you know what - they were totally right. Tom Pecheux and his makeup team added just-flushed cheeks, good filled-in brows and a generous dose of highlighter to cheek-bones and peepers, while over in hair, Sam McKnight whipped up beautiful braids and low-slung side-parts. “Today’s starting point was a collection of photographs of singer Sade from the 80’s and this then evolved into something altogether more natural,” he told us. “It’s makeup and hair almost as the models would do it themselves.”
We love! Check out the equally fabulous Balmain beauty looks from the last few seasons in the gallery above