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Coneheads and Dramatic Beauty From Tomo Koizumi

"Secure a foam cone shape at the top center of your head."

To get the hair look from Tomo Koizumi’s spring 2020 show, step one is to “secure a foam cone shape at the top center of your head.”

At least, according to Guido Palau, who styled hair for the presentation. All the rest of the steps are mostly hairspray, according to Palau, who works as the Redken global creative director.

He and makeup artist Pat McGrath created a beauty look that one would generally expect coming out of Europe, or maybe from outer space — but certainly not out of New York Fashion Week — for the Friday presentation.

“Tomo [spring 2020] was all about a modern geometric fusion of Eighties experimentation with futuristic elements,” McGrath said in a statement. “We incorporated inspiration from icons such as [David] Bowie, Klaus Nomi and Grace Jones. In particular we were inspired by Bowie’s legendary ‘Ashes to Ashes’ look.”

To create the conehead moment, Palau used a combination of Redken Guts, Pure 32 Hairspray and Redken Shine Flash 02 to get to stay in place.

“It’s a highly conceptualized presentation, and I’ve done the hair to match,” Palau said in a statement.

McGrath, using her own makeup line, Pat McGrath Labs, created a dramatic, colorful look fit for Instagram.

Models’ skin was finished with her own primer, foundation and powder, before Blood Moon 005, a shimmering deep orange from her Mothership VI palette was drawn across models’ lids. Blitz Violet Orchid, a shimmery purple, was used near the brow, and Astracal Solstice, a champagne shade, accented the lower lash line.

McGrath used her MatteTrance lipstick in Deep Orchid — a deep purple — under the eyes. Eyes were finished with liquid liner and mascara, and lips were finished with lipstick in Guinevere, a deep red, or McMenamy, a purple.

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Tomo Koizumi RTW Spring 2020