La Lohan’s Backstage Beauty: A Bona Fide Hit?-------
As the debate over the success or abominable failure of the Lindsay Lohan/Estrella Archs debut for Emanuel Ungaro rages on—click here to add to the discourse—the backstage beauty scene was significantly less controversial, as it neatly summed up two of Spring’s key trends: the continued dominance of the statement lip and sleek hair. This meant “couture lips,” as makeup artist Carole Lasnier called her homage to the house’s penchant for hot pink, which were built more so than applied. Lasnier alternated layers of MAC Pigment in red and fuchsia with its creamy, opaque Lipmix for a pout that was so thick it needed to be spackled on with a makeup brush handle. “The concept was no fake lines,” Lasnier said, “just color,” which she amped up with the high-shine polish of a transparent gloss just as models headed for the catwalk, pasties and all. For his part, Bumble and Bumble’s Laurent Philippon added yet another “dynamic” high ponytail to the season’s record books, dividing it into two sections and coating each with Bb’s industrial-strength Gellac before twisting them into a ropelike braid. To keep what he called the “pure line” of the style, Philippon covered the bottom with more gel for hold. You can mark our words that both hair and makeup looks will be popular with the Hollywood and international party set in the coming months, but whether they will actually be paired with Ungaro’s bright, one-sleeved numbers and draped white minis remains to be seen.