Now that all the shows are over and I’ve exhaustively criticized the “No Makeup Look” and other awful trends, it’s time for me to focus on the positive (yes, I’m capable) and choose the most wearable, flattering trends from all the shows. And, with a little help from celebrity makeup artist Charlie Green, help you achieve these looks at home:
Matte Lips: This look made a star appearance at the London shows, rocking the runways of the likes of Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, and then encored at the Milan and Paris shows (Moschino, Prada, Gaultier). A bold matte lip is perfect for dressing up a minimal face (luminous skin and a touch of mascara) and can easily be achieve by following Charlie’s instruction:
Finally the end of the ubiquitous oily mouth! I love a cleverly crafted strong lip and its easy to do with a great lip brush. Always ensure lips are free of lip balm before applying color, as the grease causes slippage. Dust a little translucent powder around lip perimeter to prevent the color from bleeding, then apply one coat of lipstick (like NARS Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick $25 or Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color $24), blot, and apply second coat.
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I thought for certain that after watching London and Milan defy the boring “No Makeup Look” trend that Paris would also rise above and send color and creativity down the runways. Au contraire! Paris got a bad case of the borings with the “No Makeup Look” haunting most of their catwalks, with (luckily) a few beautiful exceptions…
Look for my “favorite trends” post covering the best trends from all the shows next week, featuring “how to’s” from celebrity makeup artist Charlie Green!
All photos via Women’s Wear Daily.
Posted by janna Tags Fashion, Paris Fashion Week SS2013, SS2013