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July 9 2014

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Brows Are Twice As Nice At Armani

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There has been much talk on Beauty Counter over the past few weeks about brows. They didn’t seem to be a focal point of the Fall shows at the get-go, but a case for prominent arches has been made, slowly but surely. In New York, we saw them at The Row and Narciso Rodriguez; in London, Hannah Murray filled them in and fluffed them out with tufts of blond fur at Unique; and in Milan, Pat McGrath renounced her title as Prada’s peroxide queen, laying aside the bleach in favor of fuller, etched-in lines. But Linda Cantello really took things to the next level on Saturday, painting on a colorful double brow at Giorgio Armani. As the international makeup artist for the brand’s cosmetics division, Cantello certainly had room to play backstage—and play she did, with gray and pinkish red lip pencils, which she used to draw a new set of bright, precise arches directly underneath models’ natural forehead fringe. Cantello referenced the nineties (as most makeup artists are wont to do these days), but what we like about her version of that era’s modest outlook is that she chose to enhance otherwise barebones makeup, which included facial contouring with nude Rouge d’Armani lipsticks, with a necessary injection of chic fun that was distinctly less grunge and more glamorous—a refreshing change of pace in a season that has seen its fair share of minimal looks.

Photo: Greg Kessler / FirstView.com

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