Runway Beauty: 80’s Makeup at Gucci Fall 2009

March 2, 2009

Inspired by ’80s fashion icon Tina Chow, the Gucci A/W 2009 show was all about “a glittering, glamorous time, when going out was a way of life.” The collection had a really nice palette of colors which included turquoise, azul, violet, red, gray and black. Pieces ranged from kimono tops in asymmetrical stripes, polka-dot dresses, super metallic blouses, tailored pants and sparkly leggings and jumpsuit.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath created a “very strong and powerful” look on the models. Heavy foundation was applied onto the models’ faces while the eyes dazzled in rainbow colors. A combination of red and gold was used on the eyelid and blended up to the brow bone. A violet was placed closely to the lash line and dragged towards the outer corner and up onto the crease. The crease was further darkened with a gray and brown which were both extended outwards for a contoured look. The insides on both top and bottom were also rimmed with a black pencil. A shimmering pink blush highlighted the cheekbones all the way to the temples while the lips were painted with an intense red.

Hairstylist Luigi Mureno went for a slicked-back look. “It’s very languid and graphic,” said Mureno. After combing back the hair, Mureno teased top to give it some volume and smoothed the sides with strong hold gel.


1 Comment

  • Reply Catherine March 3, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Oh wow… I really like this look! Which I don’t often say about runway makeup. Please do an interpretation of this, I’d love to see what products you’d use to recreate it. I don’t think this would look good on me, lol, my face is too childish looking, but I think you would look amazing!

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