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July 22 2014

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Fade To Gray

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Call it a reflection of the somber times, but almost halfway through fashion week, gray is emerging as the makeup color for Fall. It’s popped up on eyes and nails, but we’re most fascinated with its appearance on lips—odd, yes, but also timelessly beautiful, in an accessible way that last Fall’s black glosses never managed to be. We’ve already discussed Dick Page’s eye-liner experiments in this blog. Well, they were trumped by Polly Osmond’s handiwork last night at Tuleh. Channeling the vampy elegance of thirties Paris, Osmond blanked out lips with a concealer and then dabbed on MAC’s Black Night lipstick, a new shade for Fall, but ever so slightly, leaving a mere remnant of the opaque pigment. If the subtle achromatism is still too morbid for your liking, Osmond recommends adding a touch of a berry on top of the gray (she had MAC’s Dark Side on hand last night).

Photo: Marcio Madeira

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