Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rockin' the Runway

The artists at M.A.C. revealed their versions of some of the hot runway makeup trends from New York Fashion Week yesterday morning. The looks range from Donna Karan's office-appropriate pink lips and creamy cheeks, to the wear-it-if-you-dare bright orange eyelids found on Jeremy Scott's models. For a lookbook and M.A.C. product suggestions, check out their site. In the meantime, here's a quick round-up:
  • Sophie Theallet's models sported rich plum lids with black liner, for a sophisticated, dramatic evening look.
  • Jeremy Scott's runway look included a bright orange eye--all the way up to the brow bone! Not for the faint of heart. For a more wearable orange eye, try it on the lid only, and tone down the hue with a complimentary neutral, such as a golden brown, in the crease.
  • Proenza Schouler demonstrated an elegant flair for the dramatic, with fawn-brown eyes and dark, emphasized brows.
  • Reed Krakoff's makeup design called for sexy, smoky eyes. Sultry brown shadow encircles the eye, with a pop of black liner for definition. Easy to do, and incredibly wearable.
  • Alexander Wang opted for a bare look on his models, with only a blackened brow to highlight their eyes. A little severe for the average person, in my opinion. For us regular folks, I'd soften the look by skipping shadow (or going with a nude cream shadow) and focusing on grooming the brows to perfection. Add a little mascara, and you're good to go. Great for the day after a brow waxing.
  • Wayne utilized an orchid lip color on models' lower lips. Make the look work for everyday by using an orchid-hued lip conditioner or stain on the entire mouth.
  • DOO.RI went with a shimmering coral pink, for a innocent, romantic feel. Perfect for a relaxed weekend day look.
  • The Blonds gave their models daring--not darling--doll faces! Crimson lips were pencil-shaped into perfects baby-doll pouts. Definitely theatrical, but for a softer look, try a crimson stain or gloss, and skip the pencil.
  • Donna Karan's models sported bright, Springy coral lips. Try it with a soft gray eye for a stunning, office-appropriate look.
  • Behnaz Sarapfour gave models a golden touch with shimmery, gilded lips. Try a gold-toned gloss for day, or amp it up with a frosted gold lipstick.
  • The Blonds kept with the dolly look by adding a pop of fuschia to models' cheeks. Keep it sheer for versatility.
  • Wayne sculpted models' faces with charcoal shading under cheekbones and at the temples. To acheive some sculpt, but avoid a deathly pallor, skip the gray and opt for a bronzing powder instead.
  • Reed Krakoff saluted Spring with golden-peachy cheeks. Try a cream blush for a dewy look.
  • Donna Karan's runway look also included peachy cheeks, but with more pink, and a glossy sheen. Add a couple of drops of clear gloss to a cream blush to mimic, or try an illuminator for a more subtle shine.

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