Get the Giorgio Armani runway beauty look

The new ‘Armani Runway FW16 Rouge d’Armani’ was used to create lavender nude lips, while nails were left natural, buffed with one coat of ‘Armani Nail Lacquer’ in shade 101 ‘Zero.’ — AFP pic
The new ‘Armani Runway FW16 Rouge d’Armani’ was used to create lavender nude lips, while nails were left natural, buffed with one coat of ‘Armani Nail Lacquer’ in shade 101 ‘Zero.’ — AFP pic

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MILAN, March 7 — Giorgio Armani is selling its Milan Fashion Week beauty look in the form of a new makeup collection created backstage before the show.

For the Italian house’s Autumn / Winter 2016 show, makeup artist Linda Cantello channelled the dense and tactile qualities of velvet and the lightness of florals to create a pretty, rockstar look. As part of the Lab Armani Runway, a unique tool composed of a range of pigments and bases that enables Cantello to create colours live backstage at fashion shows, the Armani Runway Fall Winter 2016 Make-up Collection will be made available for fashionistas to copy the look.

“For the past two years, we have been doing the Runway collection, which is genuinely a look created backstage at the show to fit with the fashion collection,” explains Cantello. “Obviously, this collection has to be wearable as I don’t want to alienate the consumers. This season, inspired by the beautiful floral fabrics, with a faded vintage feel, I created a pretty rock star’s girlfriend look.”

The new collection features three products in the form of a runway face-and-eye palette, an eye tint and a Rouge d’Armani, all created backstage.

Firstly, Cantello prepped the skin with Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturising Balm, before applying Maestro Fusion Makeup and High Precision Retouch to create a pale, flawless-looking base. A dusting of Armani Runway FW16 Palette translucent powder set things in place.

In tune with the trend for bleached-out brows, the models’ brows were lightened with Eye & Brow Maestro in shades 8 Greige or 13 Platinum. For the eyes, Cantello created a trio of eyeshadows in Black Velvet, Greige Mauve, and Skin Sheen, which were blended over the eyelids, onto the outer corner and under the eyes. Cantello drew a thin line close to the top lash line with the black velvet shade and dotted the iridescent Armani Runway FW16 Eye Tint on the upper crease and in the inner corner of the eyes.

The new Armani Runway FW16 Rouge d’Armani was used to create lavender nude lips, while nails were left natural, buffed with one coat of Armani Nail Lacquer in shade 101 Zero.

The limited edition collection will be available in selected stores from August 2016. — AFP/Relaxnews

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