MILAN — “Armani always looks for a geometric shape,” makeup artist Linda Cantello said about the strongly colored cat eye on models, created with a burgundy shade from a Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill collection that launches in November.
The look was inspired during a November Japan trip where Cantello had noticed a “Dickens, romantic and punk style” hybrid on Japanese teenagers. “An eye in a punk shape and a hot color makes it eclectic and gives a bit of a tougher look,” Cantello said.
She used a natural foundation, and lip color was patted onto the lips.
Hairstylist Franco Gobbi created an accessible, spontaneous hairstyle that worked with the collection’s handful of hats.
“It’s a soft, modeled, natural version of Olive Oyl — When we think of her hair, we think of something sleek and poignant, but that was too rigid for me,” said Gobbi.
Clean, product-free hair was combed and dried with a Japanese brush to remove static and was given a low, side-part that fell unevenly on both sides of the ears. A long, low ponytail was wrapped around itself, knotted and broken-out.