Rosemount Australian Fashion week has ended today but the hair and makeup spotted on the runways over the past few days have been insane! Makeup and Hair artists working the shows were definitely allowed to stretch their creative legs and produce some pretty wild creations! Take a look at the most interesting and avant garde designs of the week!
Fake freckles were scattered all over the noses and cheeks of the models walking in the Anna Boy runway. They were also given colorful eyeshadows in various colors to emit a springy and young vibe.
The Camilla show was very whimsical and fantasy-licious. Models wore all different colors of eye makeup in very dramatic designs.
A very simple, clean face with splatters of gold and silver along the temples. I love just a touch of drama in a tasteful fashion!
Spring/Summer 2010′s tribal inspiration (details here) were all over Kirrily Johnston’s runway. Each model wore a different design in a different color.
Eyebrows are definitely back (trend alert: full brows here)! Bianca Spender took the full eyebrow trend one step further by having her models wear actual feathers on their eyebrows!
Somewhat similar to Aurelio+Costarella’s makeup look, Alice McCall’s models also wore a very clean face with colorful accents on the temples.
Holy glitter! OMG, I would HATE to be one of the makeup artists working the Ellery show! That kinda glitter never goes away! It’s giving me anxiety just looking at the picture, lol! Black jewels were glued to the hands and the faces were covered in multi-colored glitter..
Romance Was Born
This show was very interesting! None of the makeup or hair corresponded to each other and every model was given a different, avant garde look. Some of the looks were really amazing, while others… well, not so much I love the all-black look (above).
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
Ooh La La
The top fashion houses in the world held their Haute Couture Fashion Week last week in Paris. Couture shows are my favorite!! The clothing, makeup, and hair make all come together to create amazing, walking art.
Givenchy’s models wore an extremely dirty, smokey eye on the runway. Makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, applied royal blue glitter in the inside of the eye and topped off the look with matte red lips. Looks like the “no-eyebrow” trend is still going strong.
The models walking the Jean Paul Gaultier runway wore an array of jewel tone colors on their eyes, and the lips were painted a rich bronze. I have to say, I don’t love this look Not many faces can pull off such a unique look with so many colors, and very few of the models walking this show did.
The key makeup artist for the show was Tom Pecheux using MAC cosmetics.
Valentino’s models were given bright strips of blue, green, purple and pink surrounding their eyes. The rest of the face was kept completely pale.
Always one to be classy, the makeup for Chanel was classic and simple, but the coral lip made the whole look very modern. I love this makeup!! It may not be the craziest, or most elaborate, but it definitely speaks for itself. The lips are Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick in Genial, from their Les Pop Up collection being released this summer.
As usual, Pat McGrath is also responsible for the makeup looks at the Christian Dior show. The makeup was not exactly alike for each model; the eyeshadows ranged from bright pink and blue to green and white. Most were given extremely arched eyebrows, winged liner, and precise, red lips. The makeup is stunning, but looks very similar to past seasons, very Galliano.
The Good, The Bad and The Bizarre
Patrick Mohr A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
Ok, is anybody else wondering what the hell is going on here?? lol! The models/body builders walking in the Patrick Mohr show were wearing plastic bags, really bad wigs and lots of triangles. I don’t get it and I’m not sure if I want to.
Stine Goya A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
The makeup for the Stine Goya show in Berlin was really pretty and clean for the most part. However, the lips are reminiscent of the “I’ve been trapped in the Mohave desert for 10 days without water,” look. It looks like gold glitter over reddish brown lipstick (same technique as the Giulia Borges show in Rio here). I feel that these lips would look amazing in an editorial but not on the runway.
Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sao Paulo
Alexandre Herchovitch’s models wore skull makeup during his showing in Sao Paulo. This type of makeup is definitely not something you see everyday, especially in Menswear, but at least it’s interesting.
I like it. It goes well with the clothes and the theme of the show.
A Few Interesting Pieces…
Hausach Couture 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin
The makeup for the Hausach Couture line was nothing to write home about, but I wanted to show you some of the interesting dresses that walked the runway! They are pretty odd, but I’m kind of loving it. Especially the headpiece.
The Makeup, The Hair, The Shoes!
Last night in Paris, Alexander McQueen debuted his Spring/Summer 2010 collection. He showed a live broadcast of the show on his website and it was amazing! The models were made to look like reptiles, aquatic creatures and aliens as the show progressed in an almost evolutionary way. The clothes were incredible, the makeup was amazing, the hair was breath taking and the shoes were out of this world!!
The makeup started out very natural and moved into the extreme by the end of the show. Makeup artists even added prosthetic pieces on the models to give them that un-worldly, creature-like feel. The eyebrows were bleached (very popular this season) to make them look invisible, and the models faces were painted with a shimmery, almost metallic-like foundation.
The hair at this show was insane! It ranged from intricate woven braids to enormous wings at the back of the head.
Don’t even get me started on the shoes!!
I can’t believe not one model fell over in these 10 inch high platforms. They pretty much stole the show. I’ve never seen anything like it, and while I wouldn’t wear them out, I think that they are incredibly unique and kind of amazing.
The whole show was executed flawlessly and truly was a work of art.
Givenchy- Paris Fashion Week S/S 2010
Trend Alert: Bleached Eyebrows are In!
Bleached eyebrows (almost to the point invisibility!) started appearing earlier this summer when Adriana Lima appeared in Givenchy’s Fall/Winter ad campaign (pictured below). Since then, New York, Milan and Paris runways are ALL about the bleached eyebrow. Models walking in the shows for Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Viktor & Rolf among many others have been seen sporting this uniquely edgy, new trend.
.Since I am a huge fan of eyebrows, I’m not really loving this trend at all. Of course it works for fashion and I actually can’t wait to do a shoot with no eyebrows, but for everyday women, it’s not really practical. Of course, however, there are always ways of tweaking these looks to make them wearable and appropriate.
To Get the Look:
While completely bleached out eyebrows can make you look more like an alien than a fashionista, opting for a lighter color brow can give an overall softness to your face. Especially if your not a natural blonde! Lightening your eyebrows can make your look much more believable.
If you decide to try out this trend, have a professional do it for the first time! Working with bleach is not the easiest thing to do and it’s best left to someone who knows what they are doing!
Adriana Lima for Givenchy
From left to right: Bottega Veneta , Lanvin, Givenchy
Will You Be Bleaching Your Brows in the Name of Fashion??
A Quick Look At Viktor & Rolfs Pret-A-Porter Show.
So, I know that this blog is about beauty, but I had to share with you the looks seen on Vicktor & Rolf’s Pret-a-Porter show today!
A Look At the Makeup Seen at Vivienne Westwood’s Runway Show 2010
Vivienne Westwood showed her collection yesterday at Paris Fashion Week. The hair and makeup seen at this show was amazing! So edgy and unique!
All of the models in the show sported stark white faces. It was interesting how the white was not totally opaque, as only select areas of the face had less product, letting some of the skin show through.
Several models wore a blood red lipstick on the center of their lips, letting it bleed past the natural lipline and onto the chin and upper lip. Some wore white lips with the blood red lipstick at the corners of the lips and extending out a little onto the cheeks.
Not all models got the red lip! Several had haphazardly places black spots in random areas of the face (see picture below). While others displayed black lines, with the dark inner eye corners.
The hair was “bride of frankenstein chic” lol. Teased up to the ceiling, and dyed colors of red, yellow and orange.
LOVED THIS SHOW!
From the Spring/Summer 2010 Runway-
The Fashion Week madness continued this past week in Milan. There were sooo many gorgeous looks, but Versace was definitely one of my favorites. Makeup Artist, Pat McGrath, keyed the Versace show on Friday, giving the models a pop of purple color on the eye.
Get the Look
-Lightly swipe a bright purple eyeshadow all across your top and bottom eyelids. Reports say that McGrath used CoverGirl’s “Purple Pop” Eyeshadow
-Take a slightly darker purple and blend into the outer crease and lower lashline.
CoverGirl’s Purple Pop Eyeshadow
-Next, line your lashline with a lavender liquid eyeliner.
-Take a white eyeliner pencil and line the inner rim of your lower lashline.
-Apply several coats of mascara (I like L’Oeal Voluminous )
-Top of with a soft pink blush and a nude lip!
MBFW Beauty/Makeup Overview- Day 8 of Fashion Week.
Today is the last day of New York Fashion Week! It has been an amazing week with gorgeous collections and interesting makeup. Countless cat-eyes, apricot lips and mascara-less eyes! Check out the makeup looks from the last of the runway shows this season.
The makeup at the Trias show was very unique today! The whole face is very bare and natural. The eyes are lined on top and bottom, without touching the lash line. The liner pattern looks almost Egyptian! I really like this look and I’m happy that the makeup artists did not go overboard with the rest of the face. It might have been too much.
Argentine Designer Collections
5 Argentine designers showed their collections this season at Fashion Week. This was my favorite look out of their show. With all the bright lips today, I was almost missing the dark, smokey cat-eye! The models wore peachy/pink nude lips, apricot blush and a rockin’ cat-eye. The eyes are rimmed in dark black and the shadow extends out into a sharp, dramatic point. The eyeshadow stays pretty low on the lid, not even going above the crease. This is a definite rockstar look.
I LOVE the make at the Allude show. Very dewy skin, bare eyes and slicked back ponytails make the look SO clean! On the lips was a blood red gloss which made the whole face pop and gave a classic feel to the makeup. The bows of the lips were drawn on very sharp, continuing the Autumn/Winter trend talked about in a previous post, here.
The makeup seen at the Calvin Klein show was SUPER bare and natural. I just wanted to share a few pictures because I’m loving the dewy (almost wet) looking skin. Dewy skin was definitely the “finish” of choice on the runway today. So clean and pretty!!
The makeup at the Isaac Mizrahi show is very similar to the Allude show, but I love it just as much. Bright orange-red lips and no makeup on the eyes. Another look with no mascara! That has certainly been a popular makeup choice this season. Brows were filled making the look very retro.
It was all about the lips today!! At the Naeem Kahn presentation, the skin was dewy and the eyes were kept pretty natural, with a little bit of lashes. The lips and hair are definitely the focus of this look. Lips were a gorgeous bright magenta/purple. This look is amazing, the models look like little victorian dolls.
Behind the Scenes
NYFW Beauty Round-up Day 6!
Such a great day on the runway today!! The looks were so fun, and I do not think I saw one apricot nude lip or smudgy smokey eye! yay!
The models walking the Dennis Basso runway looked classic, but still very modern. The focus of the makeup is obviously the perfectly defined, deep red lip. The skin is dewy and the under eyes are bright (maybe a little too bright??) It kind of looks like the models have white circles under their eyes, however, from far away it looks really pretty. Eyes are glamourous but not smokey. Lots of lashes and a little bit of smokey grey shadow above the lash line.
Badgley Mischka models also looked very glamourous and classic. The skin is fresh and dewy, with lots of highlight on top of the cheekbone. The eyes are lined with black liquid eyeliner, brought out to a winged tip. Lips are lined and filled in with MAC’s “whirl” lip pencil and the cheeks are kept natural, yet subtlety defined.
Bobbi Brown keyed the Brian Reyes show, which definitely explains why it was so clean and pretty! Beige blush with shimmery nude highlight on top of the cheekbone. Eyes are bare (with maybe a bit of bone colored shadow to give a little definition), and on the lips, a gorgeous red stain.
The Vera Wang show was surprisingly gothic for the Spring season. The models wore pale foundation with little, if any, conturing and blush. The lips are kept the same color as the skin so they blend into the rest of the canvas. Eyes are also very nude, with a hint of peachy beige shadow rimming the eye. The eyebrows are the focal point of this look, which I love! Makeup artists filled in the brows to make them very dark and thick, which looks very dramatic against the pale skin.
The makeup seen at the Rodarte show was somewhat similar to the gothic look of the Vera Wang show, with the pale faces and beige rimmed eyes. Eyebrows were kept light, and once again (as seen in many shows this season), there was no mascara applied to the eyes. The lips are outlined in black, with a burgundy stain inside the middle. Makeup artists drew geometrical, tribal-like designs on the arms of the models. I love this look, it is so strong and powerful!
Betsey Johnson’s presentation of her spring line was outrageous! But honestly, what did you expect?? Her glittery dark eyes and cheekbones are to die for, and SO fun! I love that she breaks the “keep only one feature emphasized” rule. Models are wearing dark dramatic eyeshadow AND burgundy/black lips.
Another fun look! Actually, the look itself is very natural. The lips, cheeks and eyes are bare, but the flash of light aqua across the eyes makes the whole look POP! I love how effortlessly it compliments the clothing as well!
Bobbi Brown’s team of artists worked on the Tibi show. They posted a face chart of the look on their Twitter account today detailing the look. Nude lips, and Bobbi Brown coral pot rouge on the cheeks. On the eyes is a bright yellow shadow under the brow and a hot pink shadow on the lid. The lower lid is lined with a bright green. I couldn’t find any closer pics to really show the makeup but check out the behind the scenes video below! Love this look!
Behind The Scenes Video