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A Purple Haze, Backstage At Armani Privé


Shades of currant and aubergine may have ruled the Fall 2010 runways, but Armani international makeup artist Linda Cantello brought it back in a big way yesterday at the Spring 2011 Armani Privé show. After sculpting cheekbones and filling in brows for added drama, Cantello chose a purple pout (and a very blue iteration of the regal color at that), lining lips first with a brush dipped in a plum-tinged pigment from her latest collection for the brand, then mixing it with a dark berry lipstick for a deep violet finish—a shade that was reprised on nails as well. Seeing as how Cantello was working with the same gemstone inspiration as Mr. Armani himself, she also affixed a single rhinestone to the bottom left corner of each girl’s mouth as a finishing touch. Could this be the latter day, less permanent, lip ring? Only time will tell.

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