I always find great inspiration in every season's runway makeup trends. It's so interesting to see how the big fashion houses utilize makeup and hairstyles to frame the "look" they want to achieve!
Sure, all these trends may as well serve to sell us more makeup- nevertheless, it's a convenient way to experiment with what you already have; and who wouldn't want a nice excuse to wear that hardly-ever-used lipstick that happens to be currently "on trend"?
I know I do ;)
Τhese are all the makeup trends from S/S 2012 runways that have caught my eye:
Michael Kors: ORANGE-BRONZY CHEEKS
Probably the most easy-going and natural makeup of the bunch. The cheeks look as if they've been burnt by the sun, which looks especially pretty on girls with golden blonde hair and green/blue eyes! I envy you, lucky gals...
Just Cavalli: GOLD EYESHADOW & BLUE LINER
That, I'm so gonna pull off come summer! Despite the heavy liner and intense gold eyeshadow, this makeup looks surprisingly fresh and youthful; maybe it's the drawn-on freckles the ones to blame? It also looks amazing on brown eyes- score!!!
Dsquared2: MESSY GOLD GLITTER
Not exactly wearable outside the runway, obviously... It does look incredibly sexy though, don't you agree? I would interpret it as a lived in, smudged eyeliner combined with messy and creased eyeshadow for that naughty rock-chic look.
Louis Vuitton: BIG FALSE EYELASHES
If the big fashion house that defines luxury managed to come up with a runway makeup dominated by false lashes AND make it look classy, that's all the motivation I need to get my first pair and start experimenting! Love the glowing skin and peachy nude lips, too.
Jason Wu: ORANGE-RED LIPS
Yay, I'm so thrilled I can shamelessly dig out my Vegas Volt lipstick and rock that trend!!! Lady Danger by Mac would actually be the perfect lipstick for this look, since it's bold matte lips what this trend is all about. It should look amazing on tanned skin!
Donna Karan: DEEP BROWN LIPSTICK
Another interesting trend this Spring/Summer, the brown lipstick on a bare face. I remember last year's Mac Surf Baby collection had a similar brown lipstick shade; back then I thought eww, how odd! I now admit it looks so sophisticated on girls with blue eyes. Only wish I could pull it off just as nicely!
Dolce&Gabbana: CAT EYELINER
That's actually how I wear my eyeliner: only on the outer top lashline and tapered to a flick. That's an excellent little trick if you have round eyes like me! God bless Sam from Pixiwoo for that Angelina Jolie makeup tutorial...
Rodarte: "STARRY NIGHT" SMOKEY EYES
Navy blue eyeshadow, yet again on trend. Want! James Kaliardos was inspired by the famous Van Gogh painting and used all Nars cosmetics. See the lavender-ish lip that matches perfectly the dark blue eyeshadow?
Gucci: EXTREME BLACK SMOKEY EYE
In my eyes, this is definitely a winter-appropriate makeup look. Either way, it's not for the faint-hearted: notice that the brows have been bleached to almost nothing, so as to intensify the darkness of the eyeshadow.
L.a.m.b.: ROCK CHIC WINGED EYESHADOW
Thick and straight "power brows", black eyeshadow winged to a sultry cat-eye... I simply adore this look! This look is combined so beautifully with the high bun and black nail polish AND leather jacket.
I'd love to know which makeup trend was your favourite!
Who's going for false eyelashes in the style of Louis Vuitton?