MILAN — Giorgio Armani explored a neo-classical color cosmetics theme this season. Using Giorgio Armani Beauty products, makeup artist Linda Cantello created eyes with a ying-yang-like motif. She colored the inner half of lids in white, while the outer half was made black and swept outward.
“It’s a new way of doing the classic black eye,” she said. Meanwhile, Cantello dabbed lips with neutral-colored lipstick. Skin was made pale and luminous with products from the Luminessence Brightening Skin Care line.
Hairstylist Franco Gobbi concocted an asymmetric coif “just as a complimentary look, like an accessory” to the Giorgio Armani-designed, Philip Treacy-created black hats that each model wore. Their hair, parted to the side, was worked into a soft, fanned twist then pinned to heads. The style — achieved without any products — echoed the hats’ dramatic contours.
“The textures gets too matted and stuck together with product; it doesn’t feel alive,” explained Gobbi.