Because it wouldn't be a Tom Ford show without a healthy (and overt) dose of sex, would it?
While the plummy, hazy eye and pale lip together made for a smoldering makeup look, things took a turn for the romantic when it came to the hair. Sam McKnight created braids twisted into updos, which were appealingly positioned to the side of the head, with plenty of lift at the roots.
That dichotomy between sexiness and romanticism found its way into the show on a whole. After a number of models took their turn down the runway to a track by the English DJ Naughty Boy, the show broke for a moment before the music changed to a stirring orchestral soundtrack and rose petals began to fall from the ceiling. A long black dress with a slit up-to-there or the slinky bronze number worn by Joan Smalls would have fit into either section but suddenly took on a new tone in the second.
From strong and sexy to pretty and romantic, the beauty look hit every note, too. And we'll add one more descriptor to the mix: it was very red carpet appropriate. Considering the location (Los Angeles), timing (two days before the Oscars) and celebrity quotient in the audience (off the charts), it only seems fair to offer up a usable beauty look to the famous showgoers.