Runway Beauty: Backstage at Thakoon - Beauty Addict

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Runway Beauty: Backstage at Thakoon

Thakoon was the last show that Gucci Westman and Lancome were doing together, so it was kind of a bittersweet moment...the end of an era. Gucci created an eye that was "a little bit theatrical," with shades of mauve, grey, white and lilac. The whole look was rather icy, "very cold, and sort of powdery," said Gucci.

Cheeks were bright lilac-pink and the colors seemed to sweep up into the eye area, creating a romantic, windswept effect. I wouldn't recommend a blush this bright for "real life," but it definitely worked on the runway! Lips were the only area of the face with a little bit of sheen, thanks to a slight dab of Juicy Tubes in a sheer berry shade. Note to Mally Roncal: if you intend to work in pinks, purples and greys, this is the way to do it. Hold the shimmer, please!

Aveda stylist Eugene Souleiman had an amusing inspiration for the hair. "This style started out as a hairdo for very old ladies," he said. "We took the idea of the shape and made it modern, lighter, with less structure." Hair was blow-dried, teased and brushed out, then held in place with Aveda Air Control hairspray. Probably not a style you'd want to recreate for yourself, but it looked right at home on the runway next to Thakoon Panichgul's flowy dresses and floral prints.

Get the look with:

  • Lancome Color Design Cream Blush in Chic Cassis and Retro Rouge
  • Lancome Juicy Tubes in Maharani Jewels (debuting Fall 2008)
  • Lancome Color Design Eye Shadows in Statuesque and Ciel du Soir