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Given that the models in the Alexander McQueen fall 2012 fashion show all wore semi-transparent visors covering their eyes, makeup artist Peter Philips faced a challenge.

“You don’t really see much of the face, but you can actually feel the face through [the visor],” he said. “So I wanted to have a beautiful canvas, a beautiful alabaster, ivory skin.”

To get the effect, Philips applied Chanel Mat Lumière foundation to models’ faces and neutral shades of pencil to their brows. On peepers, he used some beige kohl liner, called Le Crayon Khôl, in Clair.

Every model sported a white-blonde wig, cut similarly and spritzed with Redken Forceful 23.

Hairstylist Guido Palau said the combination of the coif and McQueen clothes  “gives you this very futuristic feeling.”

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Alexander McQueen RWT Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

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