I’ve been a huge Grace Hartzel fan since those first YSL ads; the fringe, the fur, the pout, she was the perfect poster child for Hedi Slimane‘s Rock and Roll revolution, at the helm of the huge Paris House that is Yves Saint Laurent.
Keeping in line with the French vibe I’m currently mentally channeling, I was flicking through French Vogue the other day, as you do, and instantly fell in love with this shoot of Grace, shot by the marvellous Alisdair Mclellan. The shoot is for jewels, but it is the make-up (courtesy of Lucia Pica) and hair (Luke Hersheson), that steal the show here.
So I’m endeavouring to recreate it.
Get the LookStraight (£12) or Lee Stafford‘s Argan oil infused gel (£10.99), will do wonders. Rub a little into towel dried hair and blow dry straight, however you prefer. The key to achieving Grace’s full side swept fringe is a round brush. Wrap hair around the barrel the opposite way to which you would usually and allow the curl to cool. If its a little large, gently brush with a paddle brush and apply some serum all over. As with last week I’m still loving the Salon Science grape berry serum.
For your face apply your usual primer and foundation. To add a touch of glow I’d go for Nars illuminator (£22.50) or Topshop‘s Glow (£6) which is a bargain. Apply wherever you feel you need more light. I usually travel from an inch under my eyes to the top of my cheekbones with a strip down the nose, to (try! to) make it look slimmer.Fill brows with powder or pencil creating a small arch. Try Blink brow bar’s eyebrow pencil or the Collection trio (£3.99) Next step is the shadow, I’m obsessed with the eye need shu 02 palette (£30) from the Shu Uemera Shupette collection, mainly for the plum bronze (which I will definitely review soon) but in this case the light champagne (which looks a lot more yellow than it is) would be ideal here. Next line the eyes all the way around paying particular attention to the outer corners. The new Chanel liquid liner, Ecriture de Chanel, (£27) is definitely the one for this job. The large nib is flexible and perfect for creating small or large wings and the formula itself is full of pigment and dries in seconds. Use a little black Kohl on the lower rim, once again focusing on the outer corners.Next you’ll need a punchy red lip. It seems the consensus amongst all of my friends, is that MAC is still top dog, so I’d go for MAC‘s notorious Russian red, (£15.50) lining the lips first to recreate Lucia’s precision.
Last but not least you’ll need lashes with a little clump. Whilst this mascara doesn’t generally make my lashes clumpy, I know it wants to. Eyeko‘s Skinny (£15) is thus perfect for creating that Pat McGrath for Prada clumpy lash. And that’s it, Grace Hartzel eat your heart out. Jamila x