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Pushing The Boundaries Of Blush


Makeup artist Peter Philips is no stranger to 3-D makeup. Before hot pink paper triangles, snipped paillettes, and pieces of rubberized plastic doubled as eyeliner on the Spring runways, Philips was fashioning lash embellishments for the pages of i-D magazine and backstage at Chanel circa Fall 2009. But you could argue that he hit his stride in the new issue of WSJ Magazine, decking out model Bette Franke with fabric appliqués-turned-blush. Satin and sequined flowers play cheek color in two different spreads while Philips ingeniously utilizes beaded geometric shapes in a third. It’s the rare face painter that counts fabric as part of his makeup arsenal—which is just one of the many things that makes Philips’ work so impressive. What do you think of his latest experiment?

Photo: Richard Burbridge for WSJ Magazine, November 2011

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