We went to the Johanna Johnson show last night and… how can we put this… we LOVED everything that was happening from the neck up (we loved what was happening below the neck, too, but our only concern here is beauty).
To complement the 1920s glamour theme, Maybelline New York
makeup director Nigel Stanislaus chose an “ethereal, romantic and seductive” look, which translated into smoky eyes “dusted with gold for a magical finish.” It also meant that Nigel switched the lipstick at the last minute, swapping red for a dusty pink. Good choice. It put all the focus back on the incredible, gleaming eyes.
Products used included two shades from the new Color Tattoo eyeshadow creams we talked about yesterday (Bold Gold and Too Cool), along with the EyeStudio Eyeshadow Quad in Give Me Gold, Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Charcoal Smokes, and loads of black eyeliner and mascara. Nigel coated the brows with Baby Lips lip balm...
... before pressing on gold glitter. Gorgeous.
Like Toni Maticevski the day before, we saw another reverse half-moon mani here (OPI
’s Coney Island cotton Candy and Mrs O’Learys BBQ), and the hair was incredible. Redken
hair director Jon Pulitano wanted to create “a plush, romantic look but bring it into the modern day,” which meant a “fusion of sleekness against those beautiful cascading curls” that paid “homage to the beauty found in simplicity and softness.” The bejewelled headpieces were, quite literally, the crowning glory.
An honorable mention also goes to Napoleon Perdis
, who gave us an update on winged eyeliner: winged eyebrows! They sound scary, but looked extremely elegant with a pared-down face at Toni Maticevski.