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Ungaro Takes a Fresh Look at the Eighties

With such striking colors in the Emmanuel Ungaro collection Sunday, beauty took a backseat.

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Emanuel Ungaro RTW Fall 2009

Emanuel Ungaro RTW Fall 2009

Photo By Delphine Achard

Makeup artist Tom Pecheux chose to focus on the mouth, plumping for a two-tone pout. He gave upper lips a slick of an orange color dubbed Morange from show sponsors MAC. Lower lips were painted with Violetta, a dark fuchsia. A sweep of Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder—which will bow this fall--added a satin sheen. Eyes and cheeks went bare, while foundation was kept super-light, or not used at all.

“It’s a clean, modern take on the Eighties,” said Pecheux backstage. “The look is kept fresh by focusing on just one feature, not all of them at once.”

Hair was more Noughties than Eighties. Stylist Jimmy Paul tamed models’ locks into a nonchalant chignon. “Think Kate Moss, with her easy chic style,” Paul explained.

To get the look, he used tons of Thickening Spray by his sponsor Bumble & bumble. After pulling long tresses into a rough ponytail, he rolled it into a croissant shape and pinned the bun unevenly, leaving some loose hairs for that extra home-made look.