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With electric lips, modern liner, and lashes worthy of Sophia Loren, the makeup looks we saw at Milan Fashion Week have us anticipating a bold and sexy spring. Here my top five makeup highlights of the week.
Allover plum at Marni. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux used a mix of plum and mauve shades on the eyes, cheeks, and lips to create a healthy glow at Marni. He applied a mix of M.A.C. Glamour Era Mineralize Lipstick with M.A.C. Root Cream Color Base onto the lids. To create a natural-looking flush, he tappedM.A.C. Posey Cream Blush and M.A.C. Lush Life Lipstick onto the apples of the cheeks up toward the cheekbones. Using his fingertips, he stained the lips with M.A.C. Glamour Era Mineralize Lipstick and M.A.C. Lush Life Lipstick.
Ultraglam eyes at Gucci. “For me, it was all about the eye,” makeup artist Pat McGrath said about the brown smoky look at Gucci. Inspired by models like Marisa Berenson and Marina Schiano, McGrath lined the entire outer rim with dark brown liner. Then she blended dark brown shadow on the lids, diffusing it past the crease into a soft almond shape. She added shimmery cream highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes and just under the brows for a glamorous, smoldering effect. She finished the look with not one but two pairs of false lashes.
Matte crimson lips and fresh skin at Prada. McGrath put a twist on the classic red lip by plumping it up—not with injectables, but with lipstick. She created the oversize look by tracing the natural lip line with CoverGirl Passion Lip Pencil.After filling in the lips, she applied CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot onto the mouth. Then she blotted the lipstick several times with a tissue for a matte finish. She brushed an electric pinky red pigment onto the center of the lips before matting it down with a tissue. Finally, she painted a line of white theatrical paint along the cupid’s bow to make the lips look even fuller.
Colorful eyeliner at Fendi. Instead of creating makeup that matched the Fendi collection, makeup artist Peter Phillips used the actual collection—a bathing suit, to be exact. He created a playful “variation of an eyeliner” with thin strips of neoprene that he glued along the lower lashline. Each model had three sections of fabric under their eyes: a long piece of black under the outer corners, a shorter ribbon in the center (in dark green, mustard yellow, or blue), and another smaller piece on the inner corners (in orange, peach, or white).
Mod at Moschino. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux gave a not-so-subtle nod to the ‘60s with white-rimmed eyes and massive lashes. He lined the eyes with M.A.C. Fascinating Eye Kohl Pencil and applied long, fluffy lash strips to the upper and lower lids. He painted the mouth bright tangerine with M.A.C. Morange Lipstickand topped it with M.A.C. Clear Lip Glass.
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