A pallid palette wins us over at Helmer
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By Karen Kwan
“The inspiration I had in mind was Girl with a Pearl Earring,” says
, artistic director for makeup at MFW. “It’s a romantic look but with an edgy twist.” Given that the clothes at
are so big and dramatic it was important that the makeup remain soft, she says. So Ducharme decided on a tone-on-tone palette to help to sculpt the skin into a ghastly-yet-gorgeous overall look.
Get the look after the jump!
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[/caption] The must-have makeup to replicate this look? Ducharme used
Clean Pressed Powder in 265 Tawny all over the eye lids, on the cheekbones and at the temples. She then continued the overall yellow tone on the lips by brushing on Cover Girl Simply Ageless in 260 Classic Tan. Then to add a slight pop to the
, she added a dab of the highlighter from Cover Girl Tru Cheeks Blush 2 to the centre of the lips. [caption id="attachment_1722" align="aligncenter" width="265" caption="Dramatic headpieces at Helmer. Photo taken by Karen Kwan with Fujifilm Finepix F300EXR. . "]
[/caption] As for hair, every model wore a fantastical headpiece on the runway so most of the models’ hair was simply pulled into a tight topknot. (The headpieces, by the way, were so gorgeous that they’ve refined ‘hat head’ for us.)