Naomi Campbell’s Paris Fashion Week SS23 Beauty Breakdown

Glammed to perfection Naomi CampbellLooked like a breath in the face at Valentino’s spring/summer 2023 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

The supermodel, 52, donned the rosiest cheeks and silkiest lip for the highly anticipated presentation on Sunday, October 2 — and her makeup artist, Esther Edeme, gave Us WeeklyHere’s the scoop on how it all came together. “She just wanted to look fresh, glowy and awake,” Edeme shared, adding that the catwalk star wanted her outfit to be the statement.

Campbell wore a black double breasted coat with feathered blouse and white wide-leg trousers to the event. She accessorized with squared sunglasses, and wore her hair in a sleek side-bun.


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Edeme began using all Pat McGrath products with this in mind. “With Naomi, everything is always pretty quick because she doesn’t like sitting in the chair for too long. I do the base first, and then we move on. This was actually pretty simple because she didn’t want any eyeshadow … She wanted to keep it soft and simple,” Edeme said.

After Campbell prepped her own skin, Edeme began the beat with McGrath’s Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence, which was spread throughout, giving the runway star a dewy base. Next, Edeme applied Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation medium deep 27. She then added the Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer 20 as “[Campbell] likes a strong contour.” Edeme also used setting powder and bronzer.

After that, the makeup artist went in with the Pat McGrath Ultra Glide Eye Pencil Xtreme Black. The look was completed with brand’s Skin Fetish: Divine Blush in Lovestruck and the Lust: Gloss in Aphrodisiac, which is a peachy shade.

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Valentino was a star-studded event. Campbell was also present at the preview. Zendaya, Lori Harvey, Florence Pugh, Dove Cameron, Ashley Park, Brooklyn Peltz BeckhamAnd Nicola Peltz Beckham. The runway was just as enamoring as the guest list as the label’s creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli unveiled a dazzling collection — which was vastly different from the Barbiecore pieces he debuted in March.

His latest creations included sheer dust coats, whimsical mini dresses, patterned cape gowns, textured power suits and structured frocks — all covered in soothing earth tones like brown, gray and beige.