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Backstage Beauty - Chloé

During Paris Fashion Week I went backstage at the Chloé spring summer 2015 show, to take a closer look at the makeup. I was there with Mac Cosmetics and makeup artist Lucia Pieroni was key on the look. The Chloé girl is always beautiful and this time was no exception. The inspiration behind the look is a clean grungy look. Natural girls with a makeup that exudes a French and feminine vibe. “Think Kate Moss on the covers of Vogue in the 90’s” Lucia said. Here is how the look was created:

Skin:

"First massage the face with moisture infusion to give a natural glow. Then we mixed Studio Finish Concealer with Moisture Infusion to create a light texture, applied only where there was a need. It's a look created with few products and it’s important it doesn’t get to heavy.”

Eyes:

"We have added a bit of shine with the fingertips to create a natural glow and used Haute & Naughty Mascara in brown - only on the upper lashes, for a grungy and imperfect look. The lashes should not be curled, but be more straight - curled lashes are too beautiful - straight lashes look more boyish and grungy. Not grungy in a dirty and trashy way, but in the clean 90s way. The brows are combed and only filled in a bit where needed. But again - as little as possible "

Lips:

“We have added a bit of Lip Conditioner to make them look healthy and natural.”

Nails:

“Nothing on the hands except nail oil - the toes have a nude polish.”

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A Wardrobe Hero

For me a mannish coat is a wardrobe hero. It makes every single outfit I wear better. I love the boyish touch it gives to everything. Combined with white sneakers and a long sleeveless knit and big sunnies. Easy. 

Coat Mads Nørgaard     Knit Céline     Jeans Cheap Monday     Sneakers Adidas Stan Smith     Sunglasses Céline

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Rescue Kit

These four are getting me safely through the cold - The Evercalm anti-redness serum from Ren, L'Oreal Paris Nutri Oil nail oil - many times every day, Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm and Shinjuku Bloom hand Cream from & Other Stories. 

 
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The Face - Alexandra H

I met this beautiful face when we I did this editorial and did a small Q&A with her. Alexandra Hochguertel is 19 as and worked as a model for three years. She did a Gucci makeup campaign with Mert & Marcus they day before our shoot and has did spring summer 2015 ready-to-wear shows for Sonia Rykiel, Acne Studios, Marc Jacobs, Maison Martin Margiela and many more. 

Q: A fashion week memory?

A: “At a Margiela show I nearly slipped - just in front of Kanye West who was in the front row. He looked so bored and when I had to turn a sharp corner I almost fell and that made him smile - so I thought well at least I made Kanye smile.”

Q: What do you do to take care of your body?

A: “I eat whatever I can get a hold of - lots of fruit and veg, but also I’m a coffee addict which is not so healthy. I exercise a lot - just the miles I run through airports and from casting to casting - it adds up. I used to play a lot of sports like lacrosse and basketball, but I don’t have the times for that at the moment, so i try to do yoga whenever I get the chance.”

Q: Your beauty routine?

A: I never forget to wash my face - morning and night, I put cream on and in the summertime I use sun protection which is really important. I normally use Embryolisse and keep it super simple. For my hair I use a shampoo and conditioner from Kérastase. The surf spray from Bumble&Bumble to add a little texture and I have some styling products from Scwarzkopf that are really good for a more styled look when I go out.”

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