“It’s inspired by the boudoir, but a modern version,” said makeup artist Linda Cantello, who injected a pretty look at Giorgio Armani with a graphic eye to ensure faces felt contemporary.
Skin was primed with Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Master Prime, a transparent base that was also blended with eye shadows and lipstick to create dewy finishes and a romantic out-of-focus effect.
The look’s graphic eye — a parallel streak of eyeliner above and below the lash line — pepped up shimmering eyelids. Metallic eye shadows dubbed Eyes to Kill from Giorgio Armani Cosmetics’ fall collection were dabbed on lids along with powder shadows from Giorgio Armani Cosmetics’ Jacquard eye palette. Highlighter was dotted on the nose, cheekbones and pouts for a sensual, languid glow.
“I like to add highlighter to lips to make them seem fuller,” said Cantello of the bitten-lip effect.
“Styles a real woman would do,” was how hairstylist Oribe termed the loose, soft updos and pinned-back sections of the looks she created. Texture was worked into tresses using Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.