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Backstage Beauty | Missoni – S/S 2012

Backstage Beauty: Missoni S/S 2012The Look: Morning After a Fun All-Nighter
Makeup, Lucia Pieroni for MAC
Hair, Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals
Nails, Marian Newman for Minx Nails

Makeup
“It’s like nothing, but there’s something there,” described Lucia Pieroni of the “morning-after,” monochromatic makeup. The focus was on the eyebrows which were filled in with an eye shadow a shade deeper than the model’s natural hair color. “Since it’s a dark tone, you get this really gorgeous, big eyebrow without looking ridiculous,” she explained. MAC Metal-X eye shadow was brushed across the cheekbones, chin and nose for a sexy radiance that’s perfect for summer.

Products: MAC Metal-X eye shadow, Coquette or Copperplate eye shadow

Hair
“Spanish Harlem” was the starting inspiration for Eugene Souleiman. “I wanted to create tension between the hair and the clothing, to inject it with a rawness that would capture the passion and sensuality of a beautiful young Missoni woman at the end of a hot summer night.” He recreated the idea of slick Spanish hair with a perfect side-part and a neat bun then roughed-it-up for a “disheveled effect and a slightly dirtier end-of-the-night texture. In fact, if I closed my eyes, it’d turn out better – it would have that kind of spontaneous beauty.” Decorative Missoni hair combs with a snake motif were placed above the bun loop as the final touch.

Products: Wella Professional Enrich Shampoo and Condition, Velvet Amplifier, Rugged Fix Matte Molding Creme, Flowing Form Smoothing Balm

Nails
Missoni broke with their usual natural-looking nails and went with Minx this season. Marian Newman worked with Minx co-founder Janice Jordan to create “impressions” of the fabrics used in the collection. “We decided to create gentle fades of the exact colors [yellow, blue and red] with a slight distortion – rather like a Bakewell tart,” explained Marian. They decided to make the coatings translucent to layer over a prismatic, shimmery silver MinxLusion base to mirror the iridescence of the fabrics.

Products: Minx MinxLusion

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