“Paris Meets Punk Rock” Backstage At Missoni-------
What could have inspired our favorite lip of the season so far? Why, three of our favorite movies of all time, of course. Pulp Fiction, Wild at Heart, and True Romance all came up when makeup artist Lucia Pieroni described the saturated bordeaux lip she painted on at Missoni yesterday. “They’re cool girls that are slightly masculine,” Pieroni explained, lining mouths with MAC Lip Pencil in Beet, which she drew over the pout’s entire surface area to hold a precise painting of MAC Lipstick in Media. Add to this a bare complexion and a lower lash line that had been rimmed and smudged with MAC Technakohl in Graphblack and images of a burgundy-mouthed Patricia Arquette fighting James Gandolfini to the death quickly came flooding back. Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman followed suit with a masculine hair look that he called “Paris meets punk rock.” To complement the contrast of the soft and sweet pastel fabrics styled to mimic Teresa Missoni’s oversized aesthetic, Souleiman prepped hair with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting Blow Dry Lotion before applying heat and brushing strands backward at the root. Dividing tresses into a top and bottom section, Souleiman fashioned a French twist to anchor slicked-back sides and a pompadour-meets-ponytail flap that billowed back from models’ hairlines after being manipulated with Wella’s Texture Touch Reworkable Clay for a matte texture and piece-y finish. It was yet another example of Fall’s borrowed-from-the-boys hair experiments, but paired with Pieroni’s glam lip, beautiful and bad-ass had successfully joined forces.