“Southern Charm” star Naomie Olindo acquired glammed up by a number of the greatest within the Bravo biz for a day of drama.
“Housewives” hair guru Julius Michael and resident “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” make-up artist Caroline Blanchard gave Olindo, 27, a show-stopping search for the present’s Season 6 reunion taping, impressed partially by the putting fuchsia Doubtless “Cassidy” gown ($198) she selected for the event.
“The whole creativity begins right from, ‘Okay, what are you wearing,’” Blanchard instructed Web page Six Fashion. “Hopefully, I’ll get a picture of the dress and then I start thinking about colors and I start looking at pictures and I start thinking of inspiration.”
“When it came to her eyeshadow, I didn’t want it to be too matchy-matchy,” she continued. “I didn’t want to have fuchsia eyes, fuchsia dress, and so it worked for me to try and find a balance where I could pick up on hints of the color.”
In the long run, Blanchard went for a mix of purple and pink shadows that performed off the gown, together with City Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Viper ($22). “I was able to soften that up and just buff it out, make like a nice trace of this deep purple,” she mentioned.
“Then I went into a kind of soft blush on her cheeks [using Nars Exposed Cheek Palette ($59)], and I kept her lips as a simple nude pink [Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick ($21)] topped off with a gloss just to kind of keep everything aglow. Of course, just dusting off the face with some highlighter [Thrive Causemetics Cosmo Power 3D Strobing Highlighter ($34)] is always key for that, too.”
However the trickiest a part of any make-up look, Blanchard mentioned, is the lashes; for Olindo, she went with ones from Huda Magnificence ($20).
“Everyone’s got a different-shaped eye, everybody’s got a different sensitivity to their eye,” she defined. “It’s a beautiful day if I can put one on and then done, but that is not always the case. I wouldn’t want anyone walking out with wonky eyes. I make sure that everything’s even, that the client is comfortable with the lashes, that they look good. The rest of it is a cakewalk.”
Michael, in the meantime, used a bevy of Chi merchandise — together with Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Advanced ($49.50), Infra Texture Hair Spray ($16.50) and Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray ($16) — together with Hidden Crown Hair Extensions and Pulleez to create Olindo’s coiffure, a playful ponytail the truth star deemed the “sassiest [she’s] ever had.”
“I don’t like to do crazy looks that I know could fall in an hour … and not that I play it safe, because a ponytail is very sexy and ‘in,’ but I know the longevity in that kind of look,” he defined. “And it also complements the makeup too.”
In the end, Blanchard mentioned, it’s all about conserving the shopper in thoughts.
“We read the room when it comes to a reunion,” she mentioned. “You have different personalities for each one, you know, a group of people that you’re working with. This is a whole Southern crew; you can tell that they don’t want anything outlandish, and they don’t want over-the-top. They want to look glam, but not overdone.”
Clearly, Olindo was into her last look. “Already tried to redo the hair and makeup myself but of course ended up looking like a dingus,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Southern Charm” airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.