Inside Marimekko: Color, Color, Everywhere
Known for its bold prints and vibrant colors, Finnish design house Marimekko is no stranger to the bright life. That's why I was thrilled to see another break from beige (trend alert!) backstage in not one, but three delightful eye shadow colors at the brand's first New York fashion show. While guests lounged on over-sized Marimekko floral-print beanbags (Dear Santa..), I spoke with MAC makeup artist Lyne Desnoyers about the three looks she created for the show.
The models, who ranged from ages 18 to 81, donned green, yellow, or magenta eye looks. "We want to celebrate the heritage of the house with bright, crisp colors," Desnoyers said. "The challenge was to complement the clothes, not compete with them." She used Chromagraphic pencils to draw a thick line from the bridge of the nose to the outer edge of the eye, and topped it with an opaque acrylic paint. Lips were kept natural, colored with just a hint of plum.
The hair, based on Tilda Swinton's androgynous 'do, was structured and full of texture. A square-shaped front and voluminous top were flanked by an extreme left side part for a strong, geometric look, again channeling Marimekko's famous patterns. Long hair was then swept into a low ponytail. Meanwhile, nails were topped with MAC's Quiet Time, a cool neutral taupe to match all of the colorful clothing, skin tone, and makeup combinations.
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