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Lindsey’s Lipstick, Uncapped


Today, after weeks of nonstop shows and a long October that included many late nights at the office, is finally on newsstands. Our debut glossy has already generated a fair bit of chatter around the blogosphere. Since images of our cover star, Lindsey Wixson, hit the Web last Thursday, the intrigue has mounted. Which collections made the top ten? Who won our street-style reader poll? And, perhaps most importantly, who makes the raspberry red lipstick that’s featured prominently on the Kansas-born catwalker’s mouth? “It’s Jungle Red from NARS,” makeup artist Mickael Noisette reveals of the pigment he used to paint Wixson’s pout on set. “There wasn’t any inspiration for the beauty look,” Noisette explains, “just to keep her lovely face as it is. She’s so strong—even without makeup—but I decided to go to the red lipstick for even more strength.” Key to Noisette’s application was a soft-focus effect that spoke to Wixson’s “ingenue” side. “I didn’t want her to look too womanly—too Saint Laurent,” the face painter says. So rather than picking up a freshly sharpened lip liner, Noisette reached for a Q-tip. “The tip is to hydrate the lips and clean them with a Q-tip” before applying the lipstick, he says. Using a brush to perfect the edges, Noisette picked up his trusty cotton swab again to “blur” any hard lines. A final finger-patting ensured a “tinted,” lived-in finish. Velvety, matte skin courtesy of Diorskin foundation and its semi-loose powder, a mix of light brown MAC and Shiseido eye shadows to add subtle definition that didn’t compete with Wixson’s bold lip, and a slick of Shiseido mascara on the top lashes finished the look. “The most important thing is to curl the lashes,” Noisette advises. What do you think of our first on-page beauty moment?

Photo: Theo Wenner for, Spring 2012

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