Costello Tagliapetra Backstage

Truly effective cosemtic statements are often as simple as they are beautiful. Some of the most strikingly minimalist makeup on the F/W runways was at Costello Tagliapietra ( Costello Tagliapietra F/W 09 Makeup Slideshow ) where the models wore an inventive mix of drawn on black drawn on brows and winged eyes with an unorthodox reddish brown lip. Usually the influences behind runway makeup are fairly straight forward but this was something altogether different from anything that’s been seen in awhile. On the one hand it its dramatic – you can’t miss the black acccents on the eyes but on the other hand it’s almost nothing at all. A touch of liner – a swipe of lipstick – truly a five minute face if there ever was one. The effect was ravishing and served to provide a touch of harshness to a decidedly feminine collection.