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Moschino Delivers the Drama With Vibrant Eyes, Glittery Nails

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Backstage at Moschino's Resort 2018 women's and men's runway show in Hollywood on June 8, 2017

For Jeremy Scott's Los Angeles-meets-Las Vegas show, the beauty look was inspired by off-duty showgirls.

It was all about putting on the glitz at Jeremy Scott's L.A. runway extravaganza on Thursday. Inspired by Las Vegas showgirls, the 2018 Moschino Resort men's and women's collection featured models in over-the-top feather headdresses and fringe-trimmed cocktail dresses. The bold ensembles were matched by equally dramatic makeup, courtesy of makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench.

"It's a bit of a deconstructed look, focusing on the eyes with a lot of different colors for each girl," said Ffrench, who used a variety of vibrant MAC eye shadows (including "Never Say Never" red, "Bright Response" orange and "Electric Eel" blue) on different places around the eyes. While some of the models' eye shadows tapered out from the outer edge, others were structured on the inner corners of the eyes. Ffrench applied faux lashes for that extra-glam punch.

Ffrench added MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils to MAC Strobe Cream, which contains crushed pearls, to give the models extra-luminous silky skin. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ was also applied on the ladies for a hydrated and dewy face. MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour foundation and a tad of MAC Studio Sculpt was used to complete the look.

For the hair, British hairstylist Neil Moodie explained that he was going for an eclectic vibe. "It's not one thing on every girl," he said. "Some of them look just great as they are with their hair colors. We're just bringing out the textures they already have and doing better versions of those." Accessories, including jewel-encrusted barrettes that spelled "Moschino," were added to the dos.

Moodie used various products from his Windle & Moodie hair-product line, including the Foundation Spray (which was applied on every model for detangling), Shine and Smoothing Oil, Invisible Day and Night Cream (a light moisturizer), Thickening Cream and Oceanic Spray.

The showgirl vibe was completed with glittery, in-your-face press-on nails, courtesy of CND ambassador Miss Pop.

"This collection, to me, is fast cars, fast women — they're not shy. They need glitz. They need glamour," said the nail artist, who chose from a rainbow of shades (32 CND nail-polish colors were backstage) and applied a different color to each girl. The underside of the press-on nails were done in either gold or silver, providing that "extra flash."

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