All in the detail: Nina Ricci, Balenciaga and Balmain AW14
Go behind-the-scenes in Paris
Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 14 has seen an abundance of trends already - from Alexander Wang's crystal shoulders at Balenciaga, signature romance at Nina Ricci, and militant tribal inspiration at Balmain. Join Buro 24/7 in a glimpse behind the beauty at each show...
Peter Copping provided a welcome relief from any winter blues at Nina Ricci, in the form of colour. Backstage, in terms of beauty, it was the same story - a bright shiny violet hue, was smeared across eyelids - applied like a cream and drying like gloss, making the results quite spectacular. Pink blush on the cheeks and gentle, barely noticeable sheen on lips finished the look.
Creative director Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, is anything if not concise. Another take on nude, barely there make-up by artist Diane Kendal was created - no accents, a completely neutral palette diluted only by a very light and milky pink lipstick. Hairstylist Anthony Turner supported the minimalism by parting and tying the hair low, and keeping things simple.
Pure simplicity was sought backstage at Olivier Rousteing's show earlier this week for Balmain. Plain, but perfectly aligned low ponytails by hairstylist Sam McKnight were key, and Tom Pecheux's minimal make-up complemented the look, however delicately emphasising models' eyebrows, as well as a subtle golden sheen eyelids.