After makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Luigi Murenu set the bar for how beautiful runway makeup and hair could be at last season’s Gucci show, the two had another hit on their hands for the Gucci girl of next summer.
Moving on from the femme fatale-Veronica Lake doppelganger style of fall, the duo tapped Deborah Harry from her Blondie days for the look’s inspiration.
For Pat McGrath, that meant a smoky eye — created by melding black and brown shadows across the lid and sweeping it out to the corner of the eye. Layers of Cover Girl’s Lash Blast black mascara were plumped onto the lashes and the eyes were lined with a soft black pencil. McGrath used a light matte Cover Girl foundation on the skin and lips, and contour powder on the cheekbones.
Meanwhile Murenu, who used Kérastase Nutri-Sculpt Mousse to prep the models’ hair, added loose waves to the center-parted look he devised, and brushed out the ends with a round brush. “The brushed ends on this style gives it the edge — it’s about a strong woman with an element of rock ’n’ roll,” he said.
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