Diane Kendal (MAC): The inspiration is Helmut Newton—this really strong, sexy woman with a bold mouth—quite glamorous. So that’s why we’ve chosen to go with very strong eyebrows and a very strong mouth. First, we evened-out skin tone using taupe Sculpting Powder underneath the cheekbones, and in the contours of the eye. Since the models have just come back from holiday, we’re working with the girls' natural skin tones, no base, really. We used a gold shimmer, just dusted across the eyelid up the brows, and we’ve used a very thin black line and curled lashes and mascara on top. The eyebrows are kind of square going across, defining them, but not arching them. And then we're doing highlighter on top of the cheekbones and on top of the brow bone, really giving that sculpted feel to the whole look. There are two lip liners on the lips. First, we covered the whole mouth with Cherry red, and we used Vino on the outside. Then, on the inside, we used a pink lipstick with a lip tint on top, and then a neon powder on top of that. So, it’s a gradation with a very bright, pink center. The idea is that it will look very luminous on the runway—it’s not completely matte, but it has a moisturized effect.
Odile Gilbert (Kérastase): I saw the Helmut Newton exhibit in Paris, and I worked with him! I'm old enough! [Laughs] He made an incredible picture, because it’s edgy, but it’s always super chic. It's disturbing, but so elegant. For Jason's show, it’s about elegance, sophistication, but it's not vulgar. We have three different things in the hairstyle: we have a long parting; and in the back we have a braid that is done very close to the scalp, as opposed to a French braid. And we stuck the end of the braid inside, to create a chignon. The other side is like the masculine side—there is just one wave. We wanted the hair to be shiny, so we’re using a new Elixir product, the Elixir Ultime Rose Millénaire, and we’re finishing with Controle Ultime hair spray. With the collection, it’s chic elegance, because Jason’s always into chic elegance, so we are doing that—and there is always a touch of romantic, but not too much.