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Friday, October 5, 2012

Spring / Summer 2013 Beauty Round-Up: Et tu, Paris???

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…


Rochas (Paris): This gets my nod for sexiest, most wearable look on the Paris runways. That lip just screams sex, especially against the backdrop of makeup artist Lucia Pieroni's vision for "China-doll skin."   Pieroni created the bold red lip with Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick in R1 and R2.


Valentino (Paris): I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the Valentino creative team broke it to superstar makeup artist Pat McGrath she would have to give the models the "No Makeup Look" (how original!), and that she would have to put aside her usual innovation and colors to make the models look like bare-faced. According to WWD, McGrath used "a bit of blush on models’ cheeks, and added beige eyeliner inside peepers and brown mascara on lashes. She left lips nude and then powdered faces right before the show." The good news? It will take you 2 minutes to achieve this look. (I'm so bitter about this whole bare face movement)


John Galliano (Paris): There's the Pat McGrath creativity I know and love... A nice reverse cat eye using white pigment close to the lash line over a slightly smoked eye . McGrath described this look as "romantic, in a way, with a punk edge." The white brightened the models' eyes, camouflaging the effects of imbibing and afterparties from the night prior.


 Stella McCartney (Paris): I'm all about a little pop of color acting as an accent element to instantly transform a look from day to night (I loved this same concept at last year's Stella McCartney show where Pat McGrath gave models natural faces with electric blue mascara as the accent).  McGrath continued her legacy by lining the inside eyes with Laura Mercier in Jungle, and then used she used brown mascara to keep the look natural.


Chloé (Paris): Here we see that accent pop of color again, this time makeup artist Diane Kendal created a pigmented, copper rectangular shape on models’ eyelids and just used a little bit of concealer and a cream peachy blush to give the models a "fresh face" look.


 John Paul Gaultier (Paris): This is just fun runway drama. Gaultier had hairstylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Stephane Marais transform the models into pop icons like Madonna, Boy George, and Bowie to complement his collection which was "an homage to all the pop stars of the eighties who have influenced fashion and my fashion with their look," as declared in the show's program.


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.



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