Runway Beauty: Valentino - Beauty Addict

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Runway Beauty: Valentino

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Detail photos from Valentino's couture show in Paris. I was not a fan of this look at all; the dark eyes and matte red lips are too severe for spring. This reminds me of the mid-80s "power executive" look - harsh, matte makeup, severe-looking hairdos, and skirt suits with shoulder pads. And the eyes here look a little smudgy, which adds an interesting twist to the 80s exec look. It smacks of an overworked ad agency exec in 1985 after a three-martini lunch that sullied her eye makeup.