Not for the faint of heart or retiring, makeup artists dipped their brushes into a full spectrum for spring, drenching faces in bold, bright colors. At Fendi, makeup artist Peter Phillips cited colorblocking as the inspiration for his dazzling lip shades, which ran the gamut from shocking pink to a chemical-looking orange. “It’s graphic, but it’s not a fixed look,” he said. “I wanted it to look optimistic and fun.” He was far from alone in that inclination. From the rainbow nails at Giles to the sky blue eyes at Rochas, the rich saturated lip hues seen on multiple catwalks and the fuchsia eyes at Nina Ricci, an uplifting and exhilarating feeling permeated the season.
This story first appeared in the November 12, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.