Backstage Beauty Report: Montreal Fashion Week
A pallid palette wins us over at Helmer
By Karen Kwan “The inspiration I had in mind was Girl with a Pearl Earring,” says
Amelie Ducharme, artistic director for makeup at MFW. “It’s a romantic look but with an edgy twist.” Given that the clothes at
Helmer 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!
The must-have makeup to replicate this look? Ducharme used
Cover Girl 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
neutral lips, she added a dab of the highlighter from Cover Girl Tru Cheeks Blush 2 to the centre of the lips.
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.)