Backstage at Balmain — Paris Fashion Week

The way I see it If you can’t be in the front row then backstage is the next best thing when it comes to Collections. Balmain’s Spring show was held at Le Grand Hotel InterContinental Paris, in complete contrast to the punk inspired clothes that hit the runway. As for the make up, it didn’t veer away from the usual Balmain girl, in the words of Tom Pecheux “make them look sexy.” Pecheux provided no demo, but instead implied that skin should look flawless without a heavy foundation-MAC Studio Sculpt, and YSL Touche Eclat to conceal. Cheekbones should be shaded and a bit bronze-MAC Mineralized Skin Finish medium deep. Brows should be gently defined but not perfect looking. No eyeshadow on the eyelids, just black mascara to lengthen the lashes-Armani Maestro. All that was required on the lips was a little bit of lip balm-Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream. This combination of products, and the fact that I worked with Freja and Britt resulted in some very hot makeup.

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