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Bangs And Berry Lips: A Face-Off

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We know what you’re thinking right now: Who is that sporting a berry lip, no brows, and platinum blond bangs in the image above? If your first guess was Hanne Gaby, you’d be wrong. It’s—wait for it—Lily Donaldson! In her latest editorial, the British catwalker borrowed two of Fall’s biggest backstage trends for the July issue of Numéro. But makeup artist Alice Lane and hairstylist Esther Langham put a decisively unexpected twist on the dynamic beauty combo that dominated the runway back in March. Rather than scrawl a dark, full lip onto Donaldson’s perfectly pale complexion, Lane etched a sanguine cupid’s bow onto her mouth, while Langham went with a white fringe rather than the severe brunette incarnation sported by a host of girls for Fall, most notably Patricia van der Vliet. Both are striking looks, obviously. But which do you prefer?

Photo: Ben Hassett for Numéro #134, July 2012; Alessandro Garafalo / GoRunway.com

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