By  on September 22, 2012

MILAN — When makeup artist Peter Philips sourced color from the spring 2013 Fendi collection to inspire his look, he was literal.

Strips cut from a neoprene bathing suit were employed as a playful variation of traditional eyeliner. Philips arbitrarily glued three, differently colored strips on the bottom of the eye.

"Neoprene’s precise, it doesn't feather-out like makeup tends to do, it attaches easily and doesn't absorb the glue," he enthused. Using Chanel Makeup, a natural foundation was laid.

Hair stylist Sam McKnight created an intricate upsweep. Hair was sprayed down with Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves for a "malleable, sea-wet texture — not soaking wet, but kind of damp,” he said.

At the back of the head, hair was sectioned-off and secured with up to forty pins into a flat bun before the remaining hair was folded over the top. To punch up an “aerodynamic, geometric, squared-off" shape, a bit of volume was added to the crown so that hair went upward instead of following the shape of the head, McKnight noted.

Colorful headbands from the accessories line finished off the look.

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