A friend once told me “To be able to capture an audience with one sting, one must put her best red lips forward” I couldn’t help but wonder how this pigment can be so captivating and deadly at the same time. Red can signify passion, desire, love and sensuality. If unbounded by principles, it can hastily be indicative of obsession, war and rage. But for Karl Lagerfeld, perhaps it means strong lines and even bolder women in alpha futurist-chic fashion.
Casinos all over the world houses many secrets, like the lips. Perhaps that’s why makeup artist Tom Pecheux chose a lip colour that befits the collection as well as the venue. Blush was placed just beneath the cheekbones which emulates strength, brows are drawn harshly like it means business and lips are red which allows them to take center stage – three strong elements which is classically defined to encourage femininity and confidence.
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