The atmospheric light of East Asia inspires a CRUISE 2019 COLLECTION whose intensity
lies in the contrast between subtle contouring and high-gloss accents. “The woman who wears this collection is interested in the subtleties of things, things that take longer to discover,” Pica says.
VISION D’ASIE : LUMIÈRE ET CONTRASTE does not focus on shading but rather on luminosity, as shown by the collection’s exclusive creation DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE which lends its peachy-beige and golden chocolate tones for a lightly structured, Summer face. “Instead of heavy contouring with the use of bronzers, these powders mattify and highlight, resulting in a paler, lighter finish,” Pica says. DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE comes in two colors.
Contouring around the eyes is among CRUISE 2019 COLLECTION’s most daring elements. Matched with flashes of gloss, this creates an audacious look inspired by the mysterious blurs and abstractions of Pica’s pictures of East Asia. Application comes in two parts: depth and definition is created from cream shades; colors and highlights are achieved with the powders and gloss.
“STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR can be used to line inside and outside the lashes, or blended for a smoky eye look,” Pica says. “The pens are easy and effective while their colors are muted and surprising. The two matte and two shimmery colors of LES 4 OMBRES work well with STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR, there is real softness in the colors. It isn’t an ordinary eyeshadow palette.”
A slick of gloss on the eyes – whether a highlight in the center of the lid, a full gleaming socket or applied right up to the brow – introduces an audacious architectural, futuristic feel. Try it with a cool, oyster-silver or gold to maximize color-layering intensity.
“I’m very fond of gloss for the eyes,” Pica says. “And the translucency of OMBRE PREMIÈRE GLOSS creates an incredibly sophisticated result. I adore textures merging with one another.” EXCLUSIVE CREATION LES 4 OMBRES Lumières Naturelles: a light rosy beige, a satiny bronze, a bronze platinum, a light caramel.
Two elegant lip shades reflect the range of Pica’s East Asian image inspiration with the rosy beige and dusty pink of ROUGE COCO FLASH. While sufficiently matte to be used on the cheeks, on the lips these shades leave a dewy luster that confers wellness that is unique to this Summer look.
“Both ROUGE COCO FLASH and the glossier ROUGE COCO GLOSS highlight the lips while bringing depth to the eyes,” Pica adds.
And how would any excursion to Japan and South Korea be complete without a memento of something strange and exotic to the Western eye? The final keepsake is a trio of LE VERNIS.