August 20 2014

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Pots And Paintings Turn Up Backstage At Rochas


It’s rare that objects, rather than people, inspire makeup looks at the shows, but those unusual instances can often make for some of the most memorable beauty looks. Case in point: At Rochas yesterday, face painter Lucia Pieroni incorporated Dutch art into her makeup look, channeling Vermeer’s paintings and the strong blue glaze of Delft pottery. Starting with “pale, simple skin,” Pieroni traced MAC’s Chromaline Pencil in Marine Ultra around model’s eyes, blending it outward for the “pale, cold quality” of the Northern Lights in the summer. Models also got an opaque peach lip courtesy of MAC’s Paint Stick in Dusty Coral, which Pieroni described as “a bit off” but that contrasted nicely with those vivid sapphire lids. A wealth of painterly prints could also be found in the scarves Eugene Souleiman tied over loose buns and haphazardly placed gold combs before girls headed out onto the runway. To further emphasize the idea that the models organically pushed their hair back to keep it out of their face, Souleiman avoided product entirely—another backstage rarity.

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