"Thom's very specific about his girl," key makeup artist Sil Bruinsma for MAC explained. "This season, we're doing a much more delicate look, but with Thom, it's always a little wicked." After powdering down the skin, he used Frankly Scarlet to create a "cloud" of color on the apples of models' cheeks. Velvety lips, courtesy of Ruby Woo lipstick and Basic Red pigment, were brushed on in a petal shape. "It looks like a rosebud," Bruinsma noted. "And, it goes well with the thorns in the hair."
Speaking of that hair, then. "Thom said he wanted it to be like a bird's nest," lead stylist Jimmy Paul (for Bumble and bumble) said of the rough-textured, sugar-spun coiff. To create the look, he applied a heavy dose Thickening Hairspray to hair before blow-drying it. Building off of mesh forms for height and volume, he created a double French twist before sealing in the look with Does It All Styling Spray. Red rose accents and crown (some with thorns) topped it all off — a provocative statement that coincided with Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, but you know what they say: The higher the hair, the closer to God.
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