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Valentino Couture Fall 2012

Guido (Redken): The inspiration was a very Valentino girl, meaning, she’s sort of feminine and all about beauty, innocence, but it’s a couture show, so there’s an elegance to the hair.  VIEW MORE >

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Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Makeup

Alexander McQueen Fall 2012

Guido (Redken): I wanted to depersonalize the girls, completely. We designed some visors so the look is very futuristic. When I work with Sarah [Burton], I get involved really early on—she shows me the clothes, and we talk about it.  VIEW MORE >

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Viktor & Rolf Fall 2012 Makeup

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2012

Luigi Murenu: The girls are dark creatures of the night, but they still have that ‘glam’ appearance. So we have finger waves in the front, with a very severe middle part and the hair smoothed down like polished wood—we are using John Frieda Frizz Ease for that.  VIEW MORE >

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Rochas Fall 2012 Makeup

Rochas Fall 2012

Lucia Pieroni (Clé de Peau): The makeup inspiration is nature—Marco (Zanini) was inspired by Scandinavian pottery, so all the prints that you see are from this incredible pottery.  VIEW MORE >

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Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 Makeup

Proenza Schouler Fall 2012

“We’re doing the typical Proenza girl—very cool—so we’re just moisturizing the face, evening out the skin as needed, adding brown greasepaint around the eye, brushing the eyebrows and that’s it.”  VIEW MORE >

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Rodarte Fall 2012 Makeup

Rodarte Fall 2012

James Kaliardos (NARS): We’re inspired by Australia today…and I went there this year, which is so funny. The Mulleavy sisters and I are always in sync like that—it’s really weird.  VIEW MORE >

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Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Makeup

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

Guido (Redken): You know, sometimes it’s not about the hair…this time it’s about the hats, which are amazing—the total silhouette is amazing—so mine is the supporting part today.  VIEW MORE >

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Alexander Wang Fall 2012

Diane Kendal (MAC): This season he [Alexander] took a quite serious approach, there are tweeds, a lot of lamination, shrink-wrapping—so he wanted the girls to look quite strong and bit warrior-like.  VIEW MORE >

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Versace for H&M Makeup

Versace for H&M

Tom Pecheux: We’re doing very strong eyes—very kind of square. I’m using a basic black eye shadow from MAC, with very metallic silver on the eyelid, and on top of the metallic we will add lip gloss for shine.  VIEW MORE >