Shimmery, glittery makeup is a New Year's Eve cliche for a reason--nothing is more festive than a bit of sparkle. But this season, there are plenty of new ways to wear glitter, ranging from the discreet to the extreme. At the Spring 2017 fashion shows, manicurist Tracy Lee delicately painted the models’ nail beds with a tiny line of the stuff against a bare nail at Rodarte, makeup artist Val Garland painted various shapes onto the models’ foreheads to look like silvery tattoos at Giamba, makeup artist Pat McGrath added glitter to lips and necklines at Maison Margiela, and one lucky model at Yves Saint Laurent even walked the runway with a glitter embellished breast.
But the best use of glitter this season was at Fendi, where makeup artist Peter Philips did not hold back and covered every models’ lips with mounds of the stuff in a pale salmon shade. The inspiration? Disney cartoon and video character Vanellope von Schweetz. “I wanted to achieve in a natural air by using a nude shade,” he explained. “You can almost imagine Vanellope taking a bite out of a glitter frosted donut!”
Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were amongst the models in the show. Is that enough evidence?
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