Givenchy's crystal masks took 12 hours to create

Crystal mask makeup at Givenchy (AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Crystal mask makeup at Givenchy (AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA)

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After legions of nude lips and smooth cheeks in New York, London, and Milan, makeup got a little wilder in Paris. 

Nude beauty has been one of this season's big stories, and while plenty of big-name shows including Chloe and Balmain went for very natural, fresh-faced looks, Paris Fashion Week was been marked by some slightly more extreme goings-on.

(AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Perhaps wildest of all, Pat McGrath and her team of 40 assistants spent 12 hours applying colored crystal gemstones and glitter to the faces of the models at Givenchy. The colorful Kabuki-style makeup and the chunky crystal earrings reflected (get it?) the collection's mix of African and Asian tribal themes. 

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Chanel also provided a multicolored look for its spring/summer 2014 show, with the models' eyes painted with stripes of paint replicating the artist's palette theme of the show.

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At Céline, Phoebe Philo's aesthetic 180-degree turn was underlined by a matching quirky beauty look which featured asymmetrical and upside-down drawn-on eyebrows as well as dragged-out lines of color from the edge of the eye. 

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Things got even weirder at Alexander McQueen, where models had metallic spray-painted foreheads that seemed to recede into their domed silver helmets, while Vivienne Westwood makeup artist Val Garland was inspired by a girl, waiting for the bus home, who gets mud splattered in her face by a passing car. 

Who said Spring 2014 was all about nude beauty looks? 


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