So, it’s fair to say that facial adornments were a big hit at Paris Couture Fashion Week. From Giambattista Valli’s glitter and tropical butterflies to the glitzy veils showcased at Dior and Riccardo Tisci’s blockbuster sunglasses, barely one designer let their models strut down the runway without some kind of facial frippery.
While the Couture hot list might be a tad unattainable in the purse department, fret not fellow beauty queens. Make-up whizz kid Phyllis Cohen has provided an affordable alternative that has just the same stand-out sass factor.
Titled ‘Face Lace’ with the tag line, ‘Peel off, stick on, show off!’ it really is that simple. Cohen has created a range of 15 intricate, ready-to-wear, lace designs that won’t fade or smudge. Say goodbye to body art cringe moments and mascara mayhem on sweaty dance floors.
We first noticed these little gems at one of the early autumn / winter catwalk shows. Originally designed by Phyllis for Corrie Nielsen, our backstage access revealed medical cohesive as their preferred method of lacquering the lace down. You wouldn’t want your lacey eyes falling off onto the catwalk now, would you?
With David Bowie and Daphne Guinness both under Phyllis’ client belt, you can expect some seriously extravagant make-up effects on the 15 sets available to buy at Harvey Nichols. “Playsheets” of smaller patterns mean you can also get crafty with your own designs – where has this woman been all our lives? The fact her motifs incorporate calligraphic and ironwork flourishes learnt from her early days as an illustrator, and retail from a mere £13.95, only add to the dream factor.
Expect more than a few compliments on your bespoke eye make-up this summer. Wink wink.
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