I've gathered up a few of the most inspirational makeup looks brought out by the big fashion houses for this A/W season.
Have a close look and let me know which are your faves!
Can I just say that this is my #1 favourite makeup look from the bunch? And I'm so happy it looks gorgeous on brown-eyed girls, yayyy! I think it's genius that they've combined the vampy 3-dimensional lip with the girly doll-like lashes. Notice the soft haze of brown eyeshadow around the eyes, too?
Charcoal smoked eyes with red lips, as seen on Diane Von
This is a much more wearable (and sultry!) version for wearing red lipstick. The charcoal shadow smudged only on the top lashline gives a certain clarity to the model's eyes. Which of these two trends would you go for?
Luminous skin and pastel lips, as seen on Nina Ricci
Thick but softly defined brows accompany this makeup look dominated by the matte pastel shades on the lips that brighten up the complexion. As I've said before, I find it to be the ultimate modern recession-chic makeup; just like in the 40's era, where women invested in optimistic shades of red liptick and only that. Needless to say, I'm digging both of these lip colours and already searching for similar Mac shades!
Camel eyeshadow with bubblegum pink lips, as seen on Donna
Ok, this is obviously not that wearable outside the runway- but the combination is quite interesting. Makes Barbie pink lipsticks like Saint Germain by Mac a bit more sophisticated, dare I say! With a little definition around the eyes and less eyeshadow, this look would be easily wearable even on daytime.
Graphic eyeliner, as seen on D&G and Stella McCartney
The rest of the face is kept natural, so as to take the edge off the hardness of the eyeliner and give a youthful feel to the look. I think the models' allusive glance isn't coincidental: plain black eyeliner can be so sexy just by itself and it's extremely guy-friendly, as sometimes men can be intimidated byt a bright lip.
Metallic smokey eyes, as seen on Roberto Cavalli
Ever since Lisa Eldridge did a tutorial on this makeup, I fell in looove! It looks pretty time-consuming though, probably would take more than 40' to a makeup amateur (like myself) to complete it; and time-consuming makeup makes me feel ever so uncomfortable each time... I don't know, am I the only one experiencing this? Still, it looks dead gorgeous!
Metallic olive eyeshadow, as seen on Chanel
Not going to ramble about the much anticipated Illusions d'Ombre eyeshadows... Except from the fact I loathe the LE factor- I don't see a reason why they shouldn't be part of the Chanel permanent makeup collection! What do you girls think of this eyeshadow colour? I haven't played around with olive eyeshadow, but in these pics it looks pretty sophisticated and classy.
Vampy blue smokey eyes with soft wine lips, as seen on Dior
Come on, would you expect anything less from Dior, even now that is Galliano-less? The alabaster skin and crimped hair also add to this modern 20's glamour. Again, it's probably not that wearable outside the runway; I wouldn't mind going around the house in this makeup, though! Sometimes I find it such a shame that women are so judgemental when it comes to other womens' makeup- but that's another story...
Winged-out smokey eyes, as seen on Max Azria
The most modern approach on the smokey eye trend, this look is a cross between a cat-eye and a smokey eye. Skin is kept looking natural and lips completely bare. I always found difficult to recreate a modern approach on smokey eyes without reminding of trashy late 00's; in this look, it's interesting that there's no eyeshadow or liner on the lower lashline.
can't remember where I found this pic! Sorry...
Eyeshadow up to the browbone, as seen on Diane Von Furstenberg
Finally, a makeup look appropriate for girls with shorter lid space like me! I cannot express my enthusiasm enough, as this "eyeshadow all the way" thing was a complete and utter no-no, up untill now. The model looks stunning in this pic, no denying about that (I'm also envious of her ombred hair!), but I still have some reservations about whether it looks ok outside the runway.
I'd love to have your feedback on this subject:
What are your thoughts on this season's makeup trends?
Do you feel inspired, bored or disappointed, maybe?