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August 27 2014

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Up In The Air—And Backstage At 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Many designers, Phillip Lim among them, believe that every single detail is integral to a successful collection; you can’t have the right dress and jacket without the right beauty look to go with it. Lim’s Spring starting point was kites. Hairstylist Odile Gilbert’s? “The wind.” Coating locks with Kérastase’s new Fibre Architecte serum to create texture, Gilbert applied heat and tied the lengths into a knot, leaving four distinct strands out to be pinned to the side as though they has been blown back.

NARS national makeup artist Francelle Daly crafted clean skin and a metallic eye for a girl who was “edgy—a rebel.” Despite the bananalike shape Daly drew along the eyelid crease using a wet application of NARS Eyeshadow in Night Life, a silver, and the slate gray side of its Paris duo, it was not meant to be retro. “It’s not a sixties reference,” Daly insisted of that era’s preferred liner shape. “It’s geometry mixed with light and air,” she said, swiping a little bit of NARS Multiple in Copacabana along cheekbones and pressing a few fingertips of its new-for-spring Blush in Gaiety onto lips that had been taken down with concealer as she went. For a final touch, Daly painted mascara onto both the upper and lower lash lines, using NARS No. 2 brush dipped into its Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara. “It’s great for catching the short hairs,” she
said.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

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