63 posts tagged "Lucia Pieroni"
The focus of the makeup look at the Fall 2010 Miu Miu show was purple and orange Mod-era eyeliner, but the collection’s recently debuted print campaign has a decidedly more modern feel. “Bold pastel” is how face painter Lucia Pieroni explains the inspiration for the brand’s ads, which just started appearing in high-profile glossies and make for some pretty good eye candy. Playing on color contrasts to give a “wide-eyed doll effect,” Pieroni focused her attention on the models’ lids, using water-based makeup paint from MAC and Make Up For Ever to create a base for Shu Uemura Eye Shadows in shades of lilac and jade. “When working with bright pigments, it’s important to use a sponge applicator to build up an opaque coverage, then use a soft brush to feather out the edges,” Pieroni advises for those of you looking to play Miu Miu at home. To get the girls’ porcelain complexions, Pieroni used a pre-whitening brightener from Clé De Peau called Teint Naturel Blanc that luminizes and lightens the skin. She sadly left out instructions for reproducing Siri Tollerød’s pouty lips, which leads us to believe they are not duplicable. And as for the eyebrow bleaching, please don’t try that at home.
As readers of this blog already know, a good red lipstick has become a must-have for your fall makeup bag, and the classic pout color is continuing its catwalk run in Milan with recent appearances at Dsquared², Just Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Pollini, Moschino, and Versus. But if you’re looking for something a bit darker next season—in both hue and emotional affect—deep berry stains are picking up acolytes on both sides of the Atlantic as well. In New York, it was Tom Pecheux who set the bar at Peter Som, using a MAC Lip Pencil in Currant, which he topped with its burgundy lipstick in Kittenish and held in place with a few mattefying dabs of its Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in My Dark Magic. The idea was “uptown with Woodstock on the mind,” Pecheux said of the good-girl-gone-bad color scheme. In London, makeup artist Gucci Westman went for a similar vibe at Antonio Berardi, where she topped Revlon’s Colorburst Lipsticks in Grape and Plum with a dark brown eyeliner for depth. The shade may have been at its best at Missoni yesterday, though, where Lucia Pieroni mixed MAC lipsticks in Cyber and Hang-Up for a rich purple that she made even darker by precisely blending a black eyebrow pencil around the lip line. The color has head-to-toe appeal, too; the mani/pedi-minded among you might be interested to know that that delectable wine-stained polish that was peeking out of those Louboutin gladiator sandals at The Row was courtesy of Lancôme’s Le Vernis in Untamed Plum.
If the influx of Twilight-inspired cosmetic products to recently hit shelves has taught us anything, it’s that the beauty world is not immune to the vampire trend that has, um, sunk its teeth into popular culture. Fashion has apparently fallen victim as well—at least that was the case at Jonathan Saunders’ Spring presentation yesterday, where models were primped to resemble “beautiful, sexy vampires,” according to makeup artist Lucia Pieroni. That meant a resurgence of Fall’s hard-to-pull-off bleached-brow look, accompanied by a mix of charcoal and brown eye shadows blended together in what Pieroni describes as “a sphere” on models’ lids. That appropriately pale, luminous skin characteristic of creatures of the night was achieved by mixing MAC’s Face and Body Foundation with its Strobe Cream, topped off with a white pigment that Pieroni swept onto the tops of the cheekbones and down the center of the nose for a proper moonlit glow. As for those perfect, blood-sucking pouts, Pieroni took down the lips with MAC Pro Lip Erase, then blended MAC Lip Pencils in Cherry and Currant with its Russian Red Lipstick only on the center of the mouth, for what she described as a “bitten” effect. Eat your heart out, Robert Pattinson.
Alright. We may only be three days into the spring shows, but we’re going to go ahead and call it: the Statement Lip is here to stay, with the season’s predictable nudes and sheer pastel glosses being replaced by the deep, opulent pouts popular for Fall. Lucia Pieroni’s handiwork backstage at Jason Wu yesterday sealed the deal. In an attempt to recreate a “Tim Burton girl with big, simple sparkling eyes and amazing lips,” Pieroni came up with three different lip shades, each more decadent then the last. Some girls got a shade of wine, which Pieroni painted on using MAC PRO Lipmix in Burgundy, others got a blood red courtesy of MAC Lip Pencil in Brick and Lipstick in Classic Dame, and a lucky few walked the runway sporting a dark plum shade crafted using MAC Lip Pencil in Currant and Lipstick in Media. Pieroni kept the eyes light and more traditionally Spring-like to showcase the lip, patting MAC’s new Crushed Metal Pigment on top of a “soft wash” of taupe-y brown shadows. The combination provided a young sophistication that worked well with Odile Gilbert’s Minnie Mouse inspired chignons. “If you go too much into perfection, you can look a bit old,” Gilbert said as she took sections of hair and spontaneously looped them over a piece of black tulle for what resembled a beautiful, haphazard bow concoction. “Today, it’s about looking cute, funny, and attractive.” Let it be known.
Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.
Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.
In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.
Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.
The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi
The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.
Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.
Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.
Cle de Peau
The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.
Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.
Angel by Thierry Mugler
Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.