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03.05.13

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SEPHORA PRO ARTIST GILBERT SOLIZ

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SEPHORA PRO ARTIST GILBERT SOLIZ

Fashion Week intel from the front lines.

Sephora’s Gilbert Soliz logs plenty of hours backstage at fashion shows and shoots. He found time in his busy Fashion Week schedule to give us some thoughts on Emerald, the Pantone Color of the Year.

Have you been seeing a lot of Emerald at Fashion Week—makeup and clothes?
Charlotte Ronson’s collection contained lots of Emerald!

Which of the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE looks is your favorite?
Bionic! It’s the most dramatic of them all and can easily be deconstructed to be worn in a more natural way.

What was your favorite part about this year's SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE shoot?
The color in general has such a great energy. It becomes really easy to get inspired and you really do want to wear it. The collaboration on set between photographer, stylist and makeup artist is always interesting, especially when talking through the inspiration and hearing all the great ideas.

What's your favorite product in the Pantone collection?
The Glitter Strobe Eyeliner Set. I love the different finishes.

What do you tell women who say they can't wear emerald makeup?
To sit down—and allow me to show them how they can!

With New York Fashion Week scheduled right in the middle of blizzard, how did you survive?
One day at a time. It was quite funny seeing models run from show to show. It was like they were using their high heels as mini sleds!

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