Runway Makeup: Lisa Perry Spring 2013


To echo the mod feeling of her colorful collection, Lisa Perry opted for a beauty look that referenced the Sixties, without feeling overly retro.

“With so much color in the clothes, we wanted to tone the look down,” said Perry, who was inspired by all things geometric and celestial for her most recent collection. “I’ve always loved dark eyes with a pale lip and bigger hair.”

Despite deriving inspiration from bombshells like Sophia Lauren, Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot, lead makeup artist Jen Navaro, of Jump Management, said she purposefully kept the look “modern. We wanted to bring the Sixties into 2012.” For the eyes, Navaro blended Illamasqua’s matte chocolate brown Powder Eye Shadow in Wolf into the crease and swept a “peachy shimmer” across the lid. She then used MAC Blacktrack gel Eyeliner to create a “Sixties” wedge. “It’s not a wing,” said Navaro, who elongated the eye line with a thick black edge that connected the top to the bottom. To finish off the eyes, Navaro applied two to three layers of Maybelline Falsies mascara. Lips were given a playful coating of “bubblegum-hued” MAC lipstick in Saint Germain, then patted down for a matte effect. Faces were kept soft and structural, as Navaro avoided any heavy blush or bronzer and instead opted for a “deeper foundation shade to sculpt the face.” Finally, a pop of peach blush was added to the apple of the cheek.

Hair, styled by Sabrina Michals for Bumble and bumble, was given a dose of palpable density. Michals used Bumble’s Thickening Spray and Spray de Mode, then blow-dried hair to infuse “flat volume.” For added height, she back-combed and laced hair, then set the top with rollers to create a “beautiful wave,” which ran down the back of the head. The style was then brushed “smooth and straight” above the ears for a bit of polish.



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