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August 23 2014

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Models Get Dosed Backstage At Christopher Kane

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For Christopher Kane’s “Princess Margaret on acid” collection, the clothes were heavy on the neons, in chartreuse, electric emerald, and hot pink; the beauty look, not so much. “I’m never into big hairdos, I like simple but beautiful looks. I feel the same about the makeup for the shows. So it’s not overly styled to soften up the severe colors in the clothes,” Kane said backstage yesterday of the soft, brushed-back coifs by Paul Hanlon and elegant, youthful makeup by Lucia Pieroni. This meant tresses with a bit of volume at the root, which Hanlon prepped using TIGI Catwalk Root Boost spray before slicking back the sides into the lengths of the hair and ultimately tucking them into Kane’s cropped jackets and cardigans. Pieroni kept things simple, too, applying MAC’s Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach onto the apples of models’ cheeks and directing her attention to brows, which she filled in with MAC Pro Brow Powder. A slim black line on the upper lash line and a stain of Clé de Peau’s Lipstick in T3, a mauve shade, finished what was by all accounts a very pretty, subdued look—and all the better for it. There’s nothing worse than having heavy makeup smeared all over your face when a serious trip—royal or otherwise—finally kicks in.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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