Backstage at Missoni Spring 2012

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman was inspired by the Spanish and Latin vibe in the collection.

Backstage at Missoni Spring 2012

Backstage at Missoni Spring 2012

Photo By Delphine Achard

Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman was inspired by the Spanish and Latin vibe in Angela Missoni’s and her daughter Margherita’s collection, creating a fierce look that he coined “Spanish Grunge.”

After applying Wella Rugged Fix Matte Molding Cream to give hair an unwashed texture, it was grabbed up top, squashed down, and pulled into a tight ponytail that covered the ears. By folding it, a semibun was mimicked, which was tied into a raw ponytail and held into place with Wella Styling Stay Styled Finish Hair Spray. The effect was a sexy tactility created without the aid of a styling tool. “It’s hair with a pulse and a primal energy — restricted but at the same time broken,” said Souleiman.

“It’s like you’ve been dancing all night and you’re a bit flushed,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni about the sexy, dewy skin on the Missoni runway. “It’s like your makeup has melted off in a gorgeous, sexy way.”
To mimic hot, sweaty skin, MAC Cosmetics’ Metal-X Eyeshadow in Fusion Gold was applied to the cheekbones, chin, and the bridge of the nose. MAC Fix Plus, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, was misted onto sides of the face for a sexy, sweaty, flamenco spirit. Eyes were exaggerated with MAC Groundwork Paint Pot in soft, smoky shadows, followed up by MAC Coffee Eye pencil.

Eyebrows were filled with MAC Coquette Eye shadow in Copperplate for a bit of bushiness. The lip was left nude using MAC Tendertone Lip Balm Hush Hush.