Runway Beauty: Backstage at Peter Som - Beauty Addict

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Runway Beauty: Backstage at Peter Som

I was thrilled to get to check out the backstage action at Peter Som this year - it's one of my favorite shows every season and once again the lovely Gucci Westman was at the makeup table.

Gucci created a Kate Moss-inspired, undone, "day after" look using Lancome products, some of which are brand new - and of course, I can't wait to get my hands on them!

The look started with "very Sixties, mannequin skin" that was achieved by matching the models' skin tone rather than going tan or bronze. Cheeks were accented with Lancome Color Design Blush in Petticoat Pink, then given a bit of sheen with a fab new product - Ombre Glacee Cooling Gel Illuminator for Eyes and Face. It's iridescent white with a bit of a greenish pink cast to it, and it looked like opalescent moonlight against the models' skin. So gorgeous! We'll have to wait though - Ombre Glacee isn't available until next Spring!

Gucci's technique for the eye makeup was so much fun to watch - she applied layers of mascara (new Courbe Virtuose), liquid liner (Artliner in Black), and kohl liner (Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony) to top and bottom lashlines, and then smudged them off with a damp Q-tip! Lashes were then touched up with more Courbe Virtuose for a slightly clumpy (but not too spidery) 60's effect. The look was slightly messy but still chic and sexy.

Two shades of pale pink lip color finished the look. This was one of my favorites of the week! (I tend to fall hard when the makeup artists use some fab new product that I can't have...yet.)

Keep a lookout for coverage of the hairstyles at Peter Som later this week!

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