Makeup artist Polly Osmond, working on behalf of MAC Cosmetics, chose a royal-looking, deep purple eye shadow after studying Vivienne Tam’s fall collection. “Vivienne’s collection is based around Tibetan colors, like deep purple, orange and green,” said Osmond, as she rimmed a model’s eye with a dense, purple cream shadow. To prevent the heavily accentuated eyes from appearing doll-like, Osmond then applied a light gray shade to the inside eyelid. The rest of the face was kept clean and matte, with a touch of shading on the cheeks using Emote (a taupe shade) pressed powder. Lips were equally pale and naturally matte. Reflecting on why the eyes have taken center stage this season, Osmond said, “The lip has been done for the last two or three seasons.” She added that this season eye color has more texture — ranging from heavy pigment to gloss.

For hair, Jon Reyman for Aveda created larger-than-life styles, achieved with plenty of back-combing set with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray, hairpieces and extensions. Reyman described the shape as almost square but with rounded edges. He noted that hair extensions were used to cover up the teasing and hairpieces and to create a smoother finish.

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