As the Fall 2013 New York, London, Milan and Paris shows begin to wrap up I have been pouring over countless runway images looking at not only the best trends of the season, but also the best beauty looks of the season.
And as with runways shows of seasons past this year has some beautiful looks to try. Some work perfectly right now and some you might want to break out in early September. Here are my top pics of everything from the sublime to the ridiculously fabulous…
I am endlessly mesmerized by the work of Peter Phillip and this years Chanel show is no exception. From Allure online here’s how he achieved the look:
To start, Philips evened out the models’ complexions with foundation (he used either Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup or Chanel Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup, depending on each model’s skin condition), covered any imperfections with concealer, and applied powder down the centers of their faces.
He gave cheeks a soft flush using a carnation-pink cream blush called Inspiration, from the collection, and dabbed the matching Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Instinct on lips. “I didn’t want to do a proper color statement,” said Philips on the look he created for the eyes. “So I said, ‘Let’s play with glitter.'” He lined the bottom lashes with black eyeliner and extended that line straight past the outer corners. He then curled the lashes and swiped black mascara (Le Volume de Chanel) on both the top and bottom. Then came the sparkle: Philips glued jumbo-size flecks of platinum glitter (one by one—a very tedious process) across the top lash line. He even added a few pieces to the tips of lashes “to make sure it catches the light from every angle.”
Over at Anna Sui “Anna was really obsessed with films of Jean Luc Godard,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath. “The look is just about the women of that time, like Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot. You can see in the collection lots of colors and patterns—it’s really rich—so it’s quite good that the faces are basically just black and white.” McGrath prepped skin with foundation and concealer, swirled a light pink blush on cheeks, and applied highlighter to the tops of cheekbones. The lips were a soft nude, created by tapping a bit of concealer and clear balm on the mouth. McGrath used a black pencil to draw an exaggerated cat-eye shape, then topped it with black liquid liner. To give the look a bit of ’60s nostalgia, she used the same liquid liner to make tiny dots along the lower lash line (à la Twiggy), then traced the lower rims with white pencil. She coated the top and bottom lashes with tons of black mascara. (for everyday wear you can nix the bottom lash dots)
At Marc Jacobs the vibe was full on Rock&Roll “Marc’s always attracted to a certain type of girl. She’s a little bit edgy,” he says. “They’re always cool girls, always a little bit rock and roll.” This time around, he opted for black smoky eyes—a reference to Joan Jett’s look—matte skin, and glossy nude lips. “It almost looks like a black-and-white photograph. That’s the idea.” Nars prepped skin with foundation and concealer. In lieu of colorful cheeks, he dusted on beige blush for a subtle contour. Since eyes were the focus of this look, lips were very simple—just a swipe of Nars Lip Gloss in Triple X, a clear gloss with tons of shine.
For more info allure.com photos allure.com