The earlier shot of Naomi really didn't do her justice. With better lighting, she looks amazing—fresh, hydrated skin, nice strong brows and soft but sleek straight hair. (I agree there is some weirdness in the texture of her lips, and can't quite figure that out, but maybe it's just that she's prone to lipstick-bleeding.)
Let's talk about how this all came together.
Giannandrea was the celebrity stylist who did the hair. “The inspiration behind Naomi's look was Grace Kelly. I wanted that Grace Kelly elegance that Naomi possesses to shine through," he says. "We wanted a little more shape for the dress, so I decided to continue with the trend of sleek, chic and straight with some height.”
He first blew-dry her hair with a large round brush. (He used the Macadamia Natural Oil Hot Curling Boar Brush.)
Next, he separated the front of the hair into 1-inch sections, and rolled it in three Velcro rollers to create the volume on top. He then sprayed the front with hairspray (Macadamia Natural Oil Control Fast-Drying Working Spray).
Letting the rollers sit, Giannandrea then flat-ironed the rest of the hair before smoothing with a few drops of oil (Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment) to create shine.
Finally, he unrolled the Velcro rollers and brushed the hair all the way back through the ears, creating a deep side part. Another spritz of Macadamia Natural Oil Control Fast-Drying Working Spray completed the look.
Now on to her fresh face (by one of my favourite celebrity makeup artists, Matthew VanLeeuwen). Here's the close-up:
It's modern but classic, with a pearlescent, lilac eye and a sultry, plum-red lip.
Matthew prepped Naomi's skin for makeup application with Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Face Serum, which evens out redness and tightens pores.
Next came the new Lancôme Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Palette in #300 Bisque, to conceal imperfections. (This cool-looking palette is already out in the UK and coming soon to North America.)
Her foundation is Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Compact Foundation SPF 25 (the cream compact version of the original Maestro dry oil foundation) in #4.
Matthew created the palest pink flush using Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #10 Beige. (Not sure why it's called beige.)
The shadow palette Matthew chose for Naomi is the Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mauve Chérie. (Described as soft yellow shimmer, plum shimmer, matte taupe plum, silver taupe and black shimmer.)
He applied the base (top) shade all over, and then layered the palest lilac on top, blending them together to create a pale lid. To add depth, he then dotted the dark plum liner in between each lash.
Next came Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, also in between the lashes on the upper lash line.
On the lashes, he first applied Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base to bulk them up.
Then came the classic (and still the best) Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara.
The base for Naomi's lipstick was Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in #7.
The final touch was Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #502 Scarlatto.
Here's the finished look:
Simple, classic, pretty and chic. I think most of all, Naomi seems comfortable and like herself—which is SO important when choosing a special occasion look.
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