Metallic Mouths, Backstage At Mary Katrantzou-------
We’re halfway through the Spring season, and already a few overlying makeup trends have started to crop up from New York to London. Aside from monochromatic color palettes and bold brows, we’ve also noticed a preference for metallic pigments backstage (see Lim, Phillip and Herchcovitch, Alexandre) as well as a bright array of mismatched lip colors (see Lepore, Nanette; Chai, Richard; and Kirchhoff, Meadham). Yesterday at Mary Katrantzou, makeup artist Val Garland managed to get both into one seriously statement pout. “It’s a chaos of color,” Garland said of Katrantzou’s eye-popping prints, which inspired her to incorporate her own dose of full-on flair with eight different custom-blended lip colors. Referencing “smashed-up cars,” Garland prepped mouths with MAC Paintstick in White to create a muted base for a range of the brand’s multipurpose Pigments. Onto a flawless complexion, Garland then pressed applications of Aire, a blue foil; Acid Orange, a sparkling neon mandarin; Electric Coral, a glitter-flecked melon; Chartreuse, a glistening light green; Teal; Old Gold; Rose; and Violet powders onto mouths to create a matte focal point on the face. We’re not sure that Katrantzou’s exceptional fabrics need any help by way of more vividness (a nude mouth would have suited us just fine), but there’s nothing wrong with a “more is more” approach every once in a while.