Backstage at Jill Stuart

“It’s a little bit Seventies,” said Diane Kendal about the beauty look she created backstage.

Backstage at Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2012

“It’s a little bit Seventies,” said Diane Kendal about the beauty look she created backstage at Jill Stuart.


With the bright and colorful collection in mind, Kendal kept things “ethereal” and “dreamy.” She left skin matte and clean, highlighting cheekbones with apricot- and lilac-hued blush from the Jill Stuart Beauty Mix Blush Compact in Milky Strawberry. Eyes were soft and smoky, lined with black eye pencil and lightly smudged cream liner. Top and bottom lashes were accentuated with black mascara. Kendal then swept a deep brown cream shadow in the crease of the eyes for soft definition. Lips had “just a hint of a color,” primed first with foundation and then given a dusting of MAC Powder Pigment in Red Electric or Neo Orange. The result was a “bright-toned” face.

Hair by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase was of an equally soft and youthful tousled style. To achieve it, Gilbert first massaged Kérastase Mousse Volumactive throughout hair and sprayed Kérastase Lotion Densitive to the ends for added texture and body. She scrunched hair and blow-dried lightly for loose, beachy waves, which she then parted deeply on the side, swept across the forehead, twisted and pinned back to give the illusion of side-swept bangs. “It is teenage, youthful, but sexy,” said Gilbert, who also braided small pieces of hair to coyly peek out from the messy dos. To set the style, she sprayed Kérastase Double Force Hair Spray. It’s a “day or night” style, Gilbert explained, inspired by playful young women with a natural but “fixed” look.