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July 30 2014

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Backstage At Sonia Rykiel, A Nod To The Past And Makeup On Loan From The Far East

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Charlotte Tilbury is pioneering a 1920′s sepia-photo makeup movement for Fall. After showcasing the beige look backstage at both DKNY and Pringle of Scotland, the makeup artist took it out for a third spin at Sonia Rykiel yesterday, a presentation you can usually count on for cheery pop colors. “The collection is dark and mysterious but also has a flirty, erotic look, so we went for a wash over the eyes and a russet brown on lips, keeping it a little darker in the center,” she explained. To wit, Tilbury debuted a covetable as-yet-unreleased brick red shade of MAC Pro Longwear Lip Color, called Made to Last, which appears creamy but actually goes on more like a stain (look out for it come June). She treated eyes to a mix of neutral pigments from her trusty pots of MAC Sculpt and Shape powders in Sculpt, Shadowy, Shadester, and Taupe, applying them in layers on lids, under the lash line, and as a contour for cheeks. Making our way past Tilbury’s station to examine Guido Palau’s easy, twenties-inspired ponytails—with gigantic pompom headbands to boot—we were stopped in our tracks by a curious collection of black-and-gold-topped lip glosses and enamel compacts with Sonia Rykiel’s name emblazoned in white lettering across the top. SR, the makeup line?! Only in Japan, we were told. Damn the luck.

Photo: Jacques Brinon / AP Photo

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