Happy Friday, colorOn eVIPs! Does it seem like there’s a Fashion Week somewhere EVERY week? Right now, it’s Paris and Milan, and we took note of a few interesting looks you can easily reproduce. We’ll take Paris apart next week!
One thing were noticing is the distinct lack of mascara at all the Fashion Week shows this season. Eye makeup is either precise or very smudgy, deeply smoked or just washes of color – not much in the middle ground. Here are a few of our favorites:
At Missoni, MAC makeup artist Lucia Peroni said that the Quentin Tarantino movies Pulp Fiction, Wild At Heart, and True Romance, were the inspiration. Matte skin was the base, with a little highlighter added to cheeks and pale shimmers on the eyelids. This season strong lip was evident, created with MAC’s lip pencil in Beet blended with a deep, dark red wine shade of lipstick called Media. Eyelashes remained bare, with eyeliner smudged around the sockets. You can create these eyes using colorOn Instant Eye Shadow Applicators in El, Coral Cove or Pink Lemonade, using the extra creamy pigment left on the protective cover and a brush to smudge the same color under your eyes. Then you can pick your statement lip that goes best with your coloring: Deep Plum, Crimson, Brick Red, Wine.
At Jil Sander, Chanel’s director of beauty, Peter Philips, was given reference shots from Fifties lifestyle magazines featuring sporty ladies. Clean streaks of bold color on lips and eyes were the result. Alabaster skin was created with Chanel foundation, and Philips drew an aerodynamic line using a aqua/jade Chanel eye pencil above the upper lash line. Lashes were curled, but no mascara was used. A bold lip was “perfectly drawn” using the line’s Rouge Allure red lipstick in Enthusiast, with its slightly orange-y undertones. For this same bright eye, try colorOn’s Key West instant eye shadow, keeping the color mainly to the eyelid from crease to lashline.
At Roksanda Ilincic, “Glamazon” was makeup artist Lucia Pica’s vision for models dressed in the designer’s luxury fabrics and rich autumn shades.
Key here was a dramatic, elongated eye defined with a black gel eyeliner and an ochre brown eye shadow. Cheeks were contoured with a dark foundation stick and highlighted with an icy beige cream-colored base.
Lips got a rich chocolate-brown, custom-made hue, a mix of several glosses, MAC Film Noir lipstick and MAC Cork lip liner. You can achieve the same earthy eye with colorOn’s instant eye shadows in 14-Karat, Bronze Goddess, Gypsy, or Lava, depending on your skin tone and the intensity desired. Again, use the excess pigment on the applicator cover to blend the creamy mineral shadow under your bottom lash line. These four shades come together in the Metallics Variety Kit.
And of course, we have a winner in Friday’s Winner Circle drawing. Kleydis Cuadra of Brooklyn New York wins her choice of a pre-selected Variety Kit or a Custom Kit with an array of the colors we mentioned in this post.
Have gorgeous weekend!