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A Star Is Born at Anthony Vaccarello


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Face tats appear to be trending for Fall ’15, as today’s look at Anthony Vaccarello is the second instance of temporary ink we’ve seen on the circuit (the first being backstage at Giamba in Milan). “We’ve played a lot with [the idea of] a beauty accessory—last season with the earring tattoo with glitter on top of it, and before we did two stripes—and we wanted to keep that going,” said makeup artist Tom Pecheux. Inspired by the star silhouettes, cutouts, and patterns in the collection, the face painter etched out a portion of an étoile on the outer corner of each model’s right eye with navy liquid liner, topping it with a matte black powder shadow for a more realistic “tattoo color.” The abstract eyeliner, however, was nearly omitted entirely: “I didn’t want people to think that it’s David Bowie or KISS the band,” noted Pecheux, who said he imagines more of a female rock goddess—like Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of The Pretenders—pulling off this celestial shape. But music legend or not, Pecheux welcomes you to take his graphic approach: “In the end, I want the girl to be happy and feel like, ‘Oh, I could wear that.’” And that’s exactly how we felt when we watched the maquillage come down the runway. So long, classic cat-eyes.

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