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A Romantic Look at Valentino

The Valentino woman, according to hairstylist Guito Palau, is always “very feminine, sensual.”

Backstage at Valentino RTW Spring 2012

Backstage at Valentino RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Delphine Achard

PARIS The Valentino woman, according to hairstylist Guito Palau, is always “very feminine, sensual.”

He said such beauty has been around for a while, “but it’s one that never goes away because it’s so soft and romantic — and something that everyone wants.”

For the show, Palau crafted a very loose French braid around models’ heads and left some hair out “just to create more femininity,” he said. Products-wise, Palau used Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath contoured models’ faces with pastel-colored powders, softly swept gray around eyes and added a pigment to the corner of peepers and on eyelids.

She dabbed pink cream blush — Cover Girl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry — on lips.