Paul Costelloe SS 2011
While the fashion world is getting ready to show their Fall/Winter 2011 collections, the rest of the world is eagerly anticipating Spring! What better way to beat the winter blues, than by jumping into the warmer months with a bold, colorful lip?
Check out the bold lips that were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 shows:
In Milan, Jill Sander’s models wore a matte magenta lipstick.
At the Marni show, Tom Pecheux decided on a bright orange lip (he used MAC Morange lipstick).
Hot pink and coral lips were seen on the Fendi runway in Milan.
At Diane Von Furstenberg, James Kaliardos used MAC’s Pro Chromographic pencil in Process Magenta with MAC’s Magenta Madness pigment layered over.
The Spring/Summer 2010 runway was packed with orange pouts from Prada, to Twinkle by Wenlan, to Giambattista Valli, and everywhere in between! There is no denying orange as the must have color for lips this Summer!
Vogue Australia (top and bottom) features one of my favorite models rocking a neon orange lip and pink tips! To get the exact lip look that Abbey is wearing on the cover, mix MAC’s Lipmix in Orange, and their lipstick in CB96!
**The Orange Lipmix is the same color Pradas makeup artists used for their S/S 2010 show too! **
Even celebs are falling in love with orange lips! From left to right: Chloe Sevigny, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez.
The ad that started it all… Prada’s Spring/Summer ads feature models wearing bright orange, glossy lips. To get the look Pat McGrath used Makeup For Ever’s lacquered lipstick in 204, mixed with CoverGirl’s Shineblast in orange.
HOW TO PULL OFF ORANGE LIPS:
Orange is definitely an intimidating color for many but it is surprisingly wearable! Check out these 5 tips on how to make orange work for you!
1. Keep the Rest of Your Face Clean
The key to making a bold lip work is by keeping it the focal point of your look. With too much going on, you’ll look overdone and silly. Add a shimmery champagne eyeshadow, several coats of mascara and some bronzer and you’ll be good to go!
2. Mix It!
I love mixing lip colors!! You can make any lipstick work for you by mixing it in other colors. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are PERFECT for this!! Try their Safety Orange with a drop of red or pink and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find a shade of orange that works for you!
Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Safety Orange
3. Start with Coral
Coral is universally flattering and it is still technically orange, just a lot more subdued and less intimidating. Check out my post on how to wear coral (here)!
5. Consider your Skintone
Fair Skin: If you have fair skin, go for a sheer formula or a gloss. Peach tones also look great on pale complexions.
Medium/Olive Skin: Medium and Olive Skintones can pull off a sheer gloss as well as vibrant color-packed orange. It’s all about what you feel more comfortable in.
Dark Skin: I love a bright orange lip on darker skintones! It pops really well and you can go really bold. Generally, warmer shades of orange look best.
5. Go for Gloss
An orangey gloss is much less vibrant and a lot more wearable than a heavily pigmented lipstick. You’ll still get a hint of color and it looks amazing with a Summer tan!
Break out your teasing combs and roll yourself a joint because the 60′s are back!
Kidding…. BUT 60′s inspired fashion have been popping up everywhere lately! From the runways, to the covers of major fashion magazines and Fall/Winter campaigns.
Check out the Revival!
On the Fall 2010 runway, 60′s inspired fashions were all over the place. Giles’ runway featured models wearing a classic 60′s bouffant, while the models walking the Rochas runway sported sex kitten, Brigitte Bardot inspired tresses.
Left: 1990′s supermodel, Christy Turlington, on the 1960′s inspired cover of Italian Vogue shot by Steven Meisel. Right: Photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth’s 60′s inspired editorial featuring Dioni Tabbers.
June 2010′s Vogue UK featured an editorial called “Far From Heaven,” shot by Javier Vallhonrat. The story depicts the everyday life of a 60′s Housewife… if a 60′s housewives were draped in designer clothes and jewelry
Prada’s Fall/Winter 2010 Campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, has a 1960′s nightclub vibe to it. Models are even wearing cat eye glasses and the infamous beehive hairstyle!
Singer/Songwriter, Karen Elson, appeared on the cover of this month’s Foam Magazine looking very 1960′s folk chic.
Giselle channels Brigitte Bardot in the Summer 2010 issue of Muse Magazine.
What Do You Think? Are you Excited to Bring Back the 60′s or Should These Styles Stay in the Past?
Disclaimer: This was an April Fools Day post, but since April Fools is over, I felt it necessary to warn you before you start reading
Hairy is In!
The time has finally come to put down your tweezers and embrace the unibrow you have fought so hardly against for your whole life. The fashion world is giving us hint after hint that eyebrows should no longer be separated, by joined together as one! This is great news! Tweezing is so tedious.
Claudia Schiffer was recently photographed wearing a furry little unibrow in last month’s issue of German Vogue shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Sexy.
Galliano’s Fall 2010 runway was a bold display of flawless unibrows, penciled in to perfection. Very neanderthal chic.
Get The Look:
Chances are you are not currently sporting a unibrow (and if you are, congrats, you little trendsetter), so follow these easy steps to fake it until you make it!
1. Choose an eyebrow pencil the same color as your eyebrows, go a little darker for extra drama.
2. Begin where your eyebrows starts and start filling in the gap!
3. Flick your pencil upward as you draw to start mimicking the hairs that should be there.
4. The hairs near your right eyebrow should be drawn in facing the right. Hairs near your left brow should be flicked toward the left. Hairs in the center should face straight up.
Our whole goal is for it to look like your actual eyebrow. It needs to look natural because seriously…how dumb would you look if your “unibrow” was an obvious fake?
For More Tips and Tricks For Growing Out Your Brows Keep Reading…