Indian Beauty at L.A.M.B. - NYFW Spring 2012
"Gwen [Stefani] has a real love of Indian beauty and that's where we wanted to be, but it was not happening in the clothes," said lead stylist Danilo for Pantene. "But we wanted to make the beauty a little more that way, and we wanted to take it to today."
Danilo called the look a yoga knot, which has a certain element of Harajuku but it's also something he's seen most girls with long hair do. "We wanted to make it more cooler and high fashion," he said. "We introduced the color the black of Indian hair. We wanted to get it very today and international." After pulling the hair into a high pony with products from Pantene Beautiful Lengths, he wrapped the elastic with black extensions around the hair and sculpted the knot.
The Indian inspiration was as much in the hair as it was in the makeup look Charlotte Willer for Maybelline created, too. "There's quite a bit of the kohl black eyeliner," makeup artist Sonya Watson said. "It has a more modern contemporary twist, so it has some angles in the inner corner and it goes down a little farther." The liner was also layered with a steel shadow for a more modern effect. The liner on top of the lid is an extremely thin line for definition, while the lower lash line is heavily penciled and smudged.
The nails were polished with Essie Baubling for Baubles, which is a part of the Winter 2011 collection. The dark slate shade has blue undertones which complemented the eye makeup.