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PARIS — The Issey Miyake fall 2012 fashion show was inspired by minerals.

“When you look at a mineral, it’s normally very rough. But the minute you break it down or cut into its inside, it is really very shiny,” said hairstylist Eugene Souleiman. He decided to leave models’ hair with natural texture, backcombing ponytails so they fanned out a bit. Then, Souleiman brushed on Wella Shape Shift Molding Gum, a slightly rubberized gel, for areas of shine.

“So really it’s about a play of those two textures,” he explained. “I wanted it to be a classic hairstyle that was just twisted or tweaked.”

Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni also went for sheen.

“It’s about purity and simplicity. So it’s just beautiful skin with a shine,” she said.

Models’ faces were given a fine layer of foundation, a bit of lip gloss across eyelids and down the cheekbones plus a tinge of Mac Cosmetics’ Brit Wit pink cream blush. Eyebrows were slightly filled in.

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Issey Miyake Fall 2012</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

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