MILAN — As hints for his runway makeup, designer Raf Simons offered makeup artist Peter Philips such references as Dutch artist Kees van Dongen — known for his lush colors and portraits of society women — and with Fifties lifestyle magazines featuring sporty ladies. Clean streaks of bold color on lips and eyes were the result.
Alabaster skin was the base, created with Chanel’s Pro Lumière foundation. Philips drew an aerodynamic line using Chanel Stylo Yeux Jade Eye Pencil above the upper lash line. Lashes were curled, but no mascara was used.
A bold lip was “perfectly drawn” using Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick in Enthusiast.
“It’s very strict, precise — not one to try at home,” said hairstylist Guido Palau of the graphic, controlled wraps of hair that emulated a Fifties couture updo.
Locks were wrapped and pinned flat against the head before Palau created the flattened circular wrap, molded into place using Redken’s Hardware Gel 16 and Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray for a futuristic sheen.