Stuck On You
With the return of avant-garde, 3-D makeup on the catwalks (Spring’s sequined eyelids at Givenchy and Fall’s bedazzled brows at Chanel immediately come to mind), it is perhaps to be expected that new products that allow you to graft carefully shaped, intricately designed adornments directly onto your face in lieu of eye shadow and blush would be hitting the market. Right on cue, we give you Face Lace, a new makeup concept from Phyllis Cohen, the seminal U.K. makeup artist who shot to fame in the eighties and, along with peers like Richard Sharah and Yvonne Gold, for creating many of the decade’s most important looks. (Among her other contributions to the annals of makeup history, Cohen, an illustrator by trade who holds a masters degree in fine art, painted the shadows onto David Bowie’s face for his hit “Blue Jean” video.) “Back in the eighties, I used to make stick-on makeup adornments for Zandra Rhodes’ shows. I also used to use vinyl stencils, and I was wondering how I could combine the two things when I dreamed up the idea for this,” she explains of the 15 different, scrolling, latticework-like styles that you simply stick on and go. Sure, the patterns that debuted at Corrie Nielsen’s Fall show in London last month aren’t exactly everyday wear, but they’re ideal for the artistically challenged looking to add a touch of unique flair to an evening look—and perfect for the artistically ambitious in the post-Gaga era.
From $22, www.face-lace.com.