Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Giorgio Armani

Senior Beauty Editor Celia Ellenberg's take:
"Mother-of-pearl," that delicate, iridescent, reflective color most notably found inside seashells, may not be easily translatable into fabrics, but Giorgio Armani made short work of that task for Spring. Its glimmering effect is readily available in the cosmetics world, however, which was not lost on Giorgio Armani Beauty international makeup artist Linda Cantello, who not only applied the shade onto a clean, powdered base backstage but had a specific cream shadow created for the occasion. The latest installment of Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow will debut next year (and will in fact be called Mother of Pearl, for its shimmering, pastel-tinged quality), but Cantello had early access to the pigment, which she swiped across eyelids and out past temples.

On top, she traced its forthcoming shadow in Ecaille, a blackened green, along the upper lash line with an angled brush, scrawling it onto the crease as well in a 1930's-era half-moon shape to create the illusion of a double-extended flick when models opened their eyes.

As for those textured updos, hairstylist Franco Gobbi was going for low-maintenance but super-elegant. Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray, Gobbi created soft side parts and, finger-combing hair backward away from the hairline, he twisted small sections into tight coils that he pinned randomly.
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