The Dutch braids are quite small, and if you notice, they are rather long on the back, most of the girls having them tied up in a pony.
If you are not such a fan on ponytails (like I am) you can do what I do and letting your hair loose. I’ve adopted the Balmain look with a personal touch.: The outfit that I picked to fit Balmain’s line was a little black dress from Mango from their new S/S 17 collection. I’m very happy with this Dress since it’s rather revealing and sexy but in the same time it can be worn as a top for a night out. The sequin material matches the 2016 vibes and the knot in the middle is that little something that you need to stand out. Very stylish for a dark, rather rock’n’roll vibe Balmain has going on in their show. It was said that the outfit is picked by strong,sexy women who know that the best outfit is the one that you practically don’t feel on your skin. This is exactly what the dress is all about.
The makeup can be quite heavy for somebody who isn’t used wearing a lot of makeup, so for those girls, I suggest you opt for a lighter shade on the eye area, to create the smoky effect Balmain has created.
If you opt for the black Smoky Eye then be sure to match your visual trades, just follow your brow bone, and you’ll be ok.
To create this look, create the classic smoky eye of the top lid, and do a winged eye for the lower lid. Also don’t forget to use a Makeup Primer! My go-to since a while now is the “MAC Prep+Prime, 24h extended eye base”, this is awesome! For the lids I’ve used the black shade from the Estée Lauder Smoky Nights Palette. The glitter effect I’ve created using the MAC Pigment Powder called “Cooper Sparkle”, which I’m currently obsessed with! I’ve made a tutorial on how to apply it correctly here.
The same goes for lips! After applying a small amount of nude, light pink lipstick or lipbalm, you apply the same MAC pigment only on the Cupid bow area, top and bottom lid. I’ve adopted Gigi’s look from the Balmain Show, since it suits me the best. Kendall wore a bold black lip. You can get creative with this look!
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I’m planning on using this look when going out to see the premiere of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” . Where would you wear this look?
Tell me in the comments below how you adopted this look. I would love to hear your opinion.:)