Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

It’s been said that a woman’s look is never really complete without a little (or a lot) of make-up. For Carolina Herrera’s spring/summer 2022 collection, the beauty creative director of the brand, who also happens to be Carolina Herrera’s daughter, Carolina A. Herrera, released a new line of beauty products that are the touches you need to complete your look. Whether you’re heading to work or for a Friday night out, there’s something for everyone from Carolina Herrera’s latest beauty collection, and we’ve asked Herrera all the questions you’d like to know the answers to about her latest launch.

What beauty products from your latest collections would you say every woman shouldn’t leave her home without?

I personally always have my Mini Tint in 002 Delicious Rose on me. It’s basically like a super nourishing lip balm that creates a really luminous wash of color. I find it instantly makes me put more polished and put together, even if I have nothing else on. Plus, let’s face it – the packaging is super cute! Another staple is our universal Highlighter which is great for giving your complexion an instant boost (I like to think of it as a nap in a compact).

And lastly, I always keep a Velvet finish Lip Liquid in Carolina (color n°511) close to hand in case I have to go from day to night in 5 minutes flat!

Grazia: Do you think a look is ever really complete without make-up?

Carolina A. Herrera: Obviously, it’s down to personal preference, but I think even the subtlest touches can make a huge difference – a slick of Mini Tint or sheer lipstick, or a sweep of highlighter or skin-perfecting powder. I would say probably that the signature Herrera look is that fresh, effortless no-makeup makeup glow which is really easy to recreate with the Embellishing powders to unify the complexion and a sheer lipstick like Nude Smile (color n° 140), Nude Touch (color n° 142), or Fabulous (color n° 144) for a bare-lip effect.

Lipstick in shade Fabulous (color nº144), courtesy of Carolina Herrera

G: Where do you draw your inspiration from when creating new products for the Carolina Herrera beauty lines?

C.H.: I love people watching, especially strangers in the street. Who are they, where are they going, what are they passionate about? I try and imagine what kind of products they might wear based on their attitude, the energy they give off. The House of Herrera has such incredibly rich archives, but really it can be anything from a painting to an interior, to a movie… For me it’s all about the emotion evoked and trying to capture it.

G: You recently launched two new perfumes, Very Good Girl and Amethyst Haze. Where would you personally wear each of them?

C.A.: I love our signature scent, Very Good Girl. It’s very feminine and playful with fruit, flowery top notes – without being overly sweet. Another favorite has to be our Amethyst Haze Eau de Parfum which is really aromatic and slightly masculine. I always think of perfume as the invisible accessory. That finishing touch that becomes your signature wherever you go.

Amethyst Haze Eau de Parfum, courtesy of Carolina Herrera

G: Describe the ideal Carolina Herrera woman. 

C.A.: I think she’s a woman who’s naturally elegant yet doesn’t hesitate to laugh at herself. Who’s aware of the rules but isn’t afraid to break them or be irreverent. Life’s too short to take yourself too seriously! She’s well-travelled and curious but knows how to stay true to herself. A woman who knows what she likes but is bold enough to experiment the different facets of her personality.

G: How does your latest beauty range complement your SS 2022 collection?

C.H.: You can’t spell Herrera without color! For the Spring -Summer 2022 collection, we paired the really bold finishes like the Velvet and Vinyl Lip Liquids with matching looks like on the closing gown, or color clashed hot pinks and bold reds for a really summery, jet set feel.

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

G: What’s one make-up/beauty trend that’s apparent in your latest collection?

C.H.: We’ve just launched the Nude Couture lipstick which is really inspired by 90s minimalism and the super model era. Generally speaking, it’s all about a healthy, radiant complexion paired with a super bold lip.