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April 18 2014

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Peter Philips Mouths Off Backstage At Fendi

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Peter Philips proved that he knows his way around a tube of lipstick when he launched Chanel’s Rouge Coco back in February. But if there were any lingering doubts that the makeup maestro is the man to beat when it comes to mixing up vibrant, eye-popping pout perfectors, they were laid to rest today backstage at Fendi. Referencing the strong, graphic color-blocking in Karl Lagerfeld’s seventies-inspired collection for the Italian house, Philips painted models’ mouths with three different Day-Glo pigments—including a hot fuchsia, a retina-burning cerise, and a neon melon shade—to add an “optimistic and fun” element to the presentation. To keep the lips the focal point, the face painter lined lids with a neutral shade of Chanel’s Le Crayon Yeux in Brun, a few slashings of its Inimitable Intense Mascara, and a dusting of its Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Pétale on cheeks for a healthy flush. Hairstylist Sam McKnight kept with the graphic theme by adding long extensions to most models’ manes and blunt-cutting them on site for linear fluidity. A few spritzes of L’Oréal’s Elnett hair spray added a touch of texture to tresses, so with every step of those please-oh-please-let-those-be-produced wedges, hair swung in uniform motion.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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