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Issey Miyake Just Took Contouring to a Whole New Level

October 01, 2016 lawson james 0 Comments

Issey Miyake Just Took Contouring to a Whole New Level
Let’s face it: Contouring isn’t going anywhere. And just when we thought we’ve seen every iteration of the face-sculpting technique, we get introduced to a bewildering but beautiful form at Issey Miyake’s
spring 2017 show during Paris Fashion WeekAlex Box, whose magical makeup looks have been featured in Vogue and and on the runways of Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, and Chanel, is the woman behind this artful take on contouring. She wrote in a series of Instagram posts on Friday, “The collection was inspired by the germination of the seed, the pathway of life’s growth and internal and external natural geometry. … Something that is so close to my heart.  … There were beautiful primitive prints offset against complex patterned inserts. … impactful yet delicate.” To achieve this look, Box dipped the flat end of a pencil into silver pigment and pressed it onto the models’ radiant skin, “accentuating and following the contours of the face.” The placement of blush on the cheeks and hint of gloss on the lips also help to draw attention to these perfect metallic dots. We won’t hold our breath waiting for theKardashians to trade in their favorite bronzers and highlighters for silver paint, but this contouring technique does give us makeup inspo for Halloween.