Monday, September 13th, 2010

Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham
Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham

Frederic Fekkai @ Victoria Beckham S/S 2011

Victoria Beckham presented her spring collection of supremely feminine and beautifully constructed dresses today. Vivid colors, from mandarin yellow to cotton candy pink, punctuated the collection, and exposed zippers, gentle draping and tucked and pleated details on parachute silk, jersey and lamé lent the collection that signature Victoria Beckham style.

Makeup

The makeup, by Charlotte Tilbury, was equally vivid. She and Victoria drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s colorful portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. For eyes, this meant a block of purple shadow up to the brows. Charlotte layered two purple Color Design Eye Shadows—Trendy and Drama—to get the desired finish. She lined the entire upper lashline with Artliner in Noir, complete with a “flick” at each end, and lined the lower lashline with black pencil. Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara on the top and bottom lashes finished the eyes. Brows were left natural.

For lips, Charlotte used L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rich Cashmere for the gingery pink color she wanted, and topped that with a thick layer of Juicy Tubes in Pure, a clear gloss, for a dramatically lacquered look. The skin was super dewy, achieved with just foundation and highlighter. Charlotte swept the new Teint Miracle foundation over the entire face. Éclat Miracle Serum (a new liquid highlighter) was dabbed along the cheekbone and up the temple in a backwards C-shape. She didn’t use any blush or powder.

The opaque bubble gum pink nails were done by Nonie Creme for Butter London. The hair, by Didier Malige for Fekkai, was long and stick straight, with an unexpected crimp across the back.

Hair

Didier Malige, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai, was inspired by hairstyles of the 60’s—without the tease—for the Spring 2011 Victoria Beckham show. To create the look, Malige first prepped dry hair with Fekkai Advanced Full Volume Styling Whip to give hair slick volume. Then, Malige created a middle part and tucked the hair straight behind the ears and spritzed with Fekkai Sheer Hold Spray to make the hair more straight and heavy. He finished the look by using a waiving tool to make an unexpected single crimp across the back of the hair. The result was a modern take on a mod era.

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