Things Get Lippy In Milan-------
He did it backstage at Fendi, showing up with three entirely different, entirely eye-popping statement lip colors, and it was much of the same backstage at Jil Sander this weekend, where makeup artist Peter Philips added a bright magenta lip to Raf Simons’ sea of floor-length peplum skirts paired with perfectly cut T-shirts. The pout in question added an element of “street” to very clean skin, which Philips created using Chanel Pro-Lumière Finish Makeup SPF 15 and a simple line of its Le Crayon Khôl in Clair on the inner rim of the lower lash line to open up the eyes. The lip color itself was a mix of fuchsia and white pigments that, added to Philips’ DIY achievements earlier in the week, make us wonder if Chanel’s creative director of makeup has a collection of neon and bright bullets in the works for the French house come Spring. (We’d be willing to bet that a similarly fluorescent shade shows up at the Grand Palais next week.)
Philips’ wasn’t the only big mouth to hit the runway in Milan this weekend, as Tom Pecheux made a statement of his own backstage at Marni yesterday. Explaining that makeup can take on two forms, “one that women can relate to and try to emulate and the other that makes people think and dream,” Pecheux went for a combination of both, scrawling a black and white graphic eye that seemed best left to the catwalk and a lip that tangerine dreams are made of—and that we would definitely consider test-driving in real time. The face painter turned to MAC Pro Lipmix in Orange for Consuelo Castiglioni’s always offbeat show, pressing MAC’s Matte Blush in Frankly Scarlet around the outer corners of the lips to sharpen the bright hue. With so many bold lips emerging on the catwalk this season, the question for spring is not so much if you should accessorize your layered-pattern and color-blocked ensembles with a strong pout color, but which strong pout color to choose.