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The Sixties, Revisited Backstage At Peter Som

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In case it wasn’t clear—what with the banana-shaped eye-liner application, spider lashes, and all—Fall’s sixties-inspired beauty look was back in full effect for Spring at Peter Som this morning. “I noticed a little bit of a sixties detail in the collection in the shape of a sleeve or the length of a skirt,” face painter Tom Pecheux confirmed. He also picked up on what he described as a “sophisticated, but young and fresh” feeling in the clothes, which was why he chose to incorporate a fun pop of color into the makeup look. Sculpting cheeks with MAC blush in Peaches and Fleur Power, Pecheux devoted most of his attention to custom-blending violet/burgundy lids. After applying a dusting of MAC’s forthcoming Extra Diversion eye shadow in Young Venus, a shimmering purple, he carved out the crease with its eye shadows in Fig. 1 and India Ink before using its Chromagraphic pencil in Rich Purple to line the bottom lash line. A tawny pink lip and MAC’s Pro Lash mascara in Black on both top and bottom lashes hammered home the Twiggy effect.

Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman was more trying to channel Julie Christie and fashioned his streaked, deep side parts accordingly. “It’s kind of sixties, but less ladylike and much more cool,” he said. After applying the ombré rose gold and steely lavender extensions, custom-dyed by Wella color ambassador Aura Friedman for the occasion, Souleiman prepped hair with Wella Perfect Setting lotion to add texture and a worn-in feel. “The color purposely has roots so it looks like the girls colored their hair three months ago and really don’t care that it’s grown out,” Souleiman elaborated. To further the “cool” vibe of the apathetically unkempt, he tied a side section of hair at the nape of the neck and spritzed on a halo of Wella’s Ocean Spritz salt spray as models made their way to the runway, massaging it in with his fingers for a “raw, Courtney Love kind of feel.”

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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