By  on September 24, 2009

The contrast between light and dark summed up the mood of the face and hair at the Giorgio Armani collection on Thursday.

“Mr. Armani was very precise about the eye, that it be shapes and not a smoky look,” said Linda Cantello, the lead makeup artist at the show. “There’s also a luminosity to the face.”

To underscore the contrast, Cantello applied a gray black shadow in half-moon shapes underneath and in the outer top corner of the eye, adding a luminous champagne eye shadow from Giorgio Armani’s spring makeup collection in the center.

A glistening pink shade highlighted the cheeks and swept over the top of the eyebrows and temples. Lashes were kept bare, lips given a slick of gloss and skin was evened out with foundation and powder.

Hairstylist Aldo Coppola added a glow to the hair by spraying gold and silver streaks on the sides of his updos, which resembled a snail’s shell pinned around the head to hide a part in the hair. “The style is quite Eighties, but updated with a futuristic bent,” said Coppola.

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