Backstage | Lino Villaventura, Sao Paulo Fashion Week

The Look: Artistic Drama
Makeup & Hair: Marcos Costa
Nails: Risque

“Lino’s collection was  inspired by the painter Francis Bacon and its one of the most beautiful of all time. It’s an exquisite job, a real work of art. When he showed me the clothes, I thought of watercolors. So, the eyes have a burnt orange, almost terracota color, in the inner corners of the eyes. The skin is minimal and eyebrows are erased. It’s very simple makeup with a touch of detail. ” – Costa

Minimal work was done to the eyes and brows to complement the dramatic head pieces and masks. Lips were painted with a mix of wine lipsticks and stained in the center with a plum lipstick.

The male models had pieces of tissue paper placed at random on the face with eyelash glue. “The crumpled papers are a frame, a molding, a complement to the clothes, because for me, makeup and hair is the principal complement for the clothes. I invented this collage when I saw the mens clothes. I sent the idea to Lino and he liked it. It’s only being used on the guys,” Costa explained.

Products (all Natura): UnaBase Fluid, Compact Powder Una, One Illuminator, Color Shadow Quartet 3, Intense Lipstick in Red 2, Red Pearl and Wine 40.

Hair was kept simple to accomodate the headpieces. Costa twisted hair into a flat bun “that all girls do at home while watching tv. ” Hair wax was applied for texture and the unfussy twist was pinned into place with some loose pieces on the sides.

This was the first show in Sao Paulo that featured ultra-dramatic nails. Square-shaped, fake nails were glued on for length and painted matte black.

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