Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Runway Inspiration ~ Nina Ricci Fall 2011

While most people were swooning over the styles that flooded the Fall 2011 runway shows, I couldn't help but zero in on the hair & makeup...particularly at Nina Ricci.  It was a feminine mix of Bardot-inspired half-up hair & a sweet matte pink lip.  Although it was back in March, I've been thinking about it ever since & wanted to share with you the steps to recreating this look for yourself!  Take a peek:

As for the makeup breakdown, it's pretty simple - just a swipe of neutral taupey/bronze eyeshadow, light brown mascara & matte pink lipstick (it has a creamier look to it than a lipstain).  Make sure you tone down the blush or skip it altogether & keep your brows defined, but soft.

For the hair, blow dry with a round brush and use a large barrel curling iron to create soft waves.  Run your fingers through to loosen & then tease your roots at the crown for added volume.  Pull back a small section of hair above each ear, criss-cross them over each other & secure with bobby pins.  If you have long front layers/grown-out bangs, let them fall around your face.  Here's a back view of the style for reference:

Get the look:

Maybelline Great Lash (Dark Brown) - $4.99
Illamasqua Matte Lipstick (Obey) - $22



Yajaira said...

that's my favorite mascara - that's what I use... love it..

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I love the hair inspiration :)

Jess, Jessie, Mommy, Balanced Libra, or Jessica if you don't know me yet! said...

Love the Bardot look, so fresh! said...

I find this coral lip colour difficult to wear as with pale skin I feel it washes me out, but I could probably adapt the lip colour here and still achieve the bardot style look. The Nina Ricci hairstyles were a favourite of mine this year.

.Candy. said...

love the soft look with the soft hair! naturally romantic!