Normally we take this chance to show you some great new looks from the runway and how you’ll be able to create the same for yourself using ColorOn…Professional instant eye shadows. And we promise to do so next week. But there were so many “NO WAY!” makeup looks that came down the runway in New York and London that we had to do a post and collect some of the most cringe- and laugh-worthy here for your pleasure. And the “winners” are…
Fendi: Gold and silver leaf on the eyelids. Once reserved for gilding wood, someone thought it would look great gilding models’ eyelids. It doesn’t appear the makeup artists even tried to have it conform to the contours of the lids – you know, like actual gilding. In a word, nope.
Prabal Gurung: The theory behind the beautifully awful lipstick look created by MAC’s Charlotte Tilbury was an “ombré effect” created by layering shades of hot pink and purple to accent the florals that filled Gurung’s collection. Tilbury said she wanted the lips to look like “an orchid bursting from within.” They look like they were perhaps sucking on black lollies or covering up a punch in the mouth with bright pink lippy. You just expect their teeth to be dark purple as well. Ick.
What’s with the Blue? At Richard Chai, Richard Nicholl, and Mary Katrantzou, models sported various shades of blue…lips. Three different designers could be called a trend. It’s beautifully applied, but it still makes these gorgeous girls look like animated corpses. So, no.
And the Orange? Jeremy Laing and Costello Tagliapeitra showed models in bright orange makeup in varying degrees of coverage. Fashion writers were not kind, but this is one trend, when applied in a more realistic way, that could actually be flattering. We’re not ready to totally dismiss this as a possibility.
Would You Prefer Red? Editors LOVED this look at Julien McDonald, but realistically, is anyone but a runway model going to look fierce in this all-red look? Or will we just look ridiculous? One could, however, use it as the basis of a fabulous Halloween look…
Meadham Kirchoff: What is going on in London? Honestly, the colors here are gorgeous; it’s the application that landed them in this week’s blog instead of next week’s. We don’t see anyone applying periwinkle shadow into their brows, turquoise to their brow bone down to the crease, and then a bright pink shadow to their lids and under the lower lash line (the “pinkeye” effect) – and topping it off with crimson matte lipstick.
Vivienne Westwood: Meadham Kirchoff is likely trying to compete a bit with England’s most famous – and most famously avante garde – designer, Vivienne Westwood. Of course the makeup is un-wearable, but it is beautiful in its own way.
Rodarte: We love a smoky eye, but this is more than anyone could conceivably wear, even Taylor Momsen. With her platinum hair, doesn’t she look a bit like a panda?
Ashish: Living in the grunge era much? We debated on whether this belonged in today’s post or next week’s, because a toned-down version would be fabulous for a night out. With this week being Nirvana’s 20th anniversary, this seemed just about right.
Jeremy Scott: And this just seemed totally wrong, from head to toe. We see no reason to bring back the Ellie Mae Clampett look. That would be “The Beverly Hillbillies” for those of you who need to look it up.
Halloween’s just around the corner, so check out ColorOn’s avante garde looks – you can make your makeup your costume! And we’ll be announcing a special Halloween product VERY soon.
Remember that any ColorOn instant eye shadow look can be combined and purchased as a Custom Kit, or you can instead buy the Variety Kit in which it is featured. Either way, same price. There are 78 instant eye shadow looks and 24 pre-selected Variety Kits. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever!
We’ll be back Friday with a new Winners Circle announcement! Have a lovely day…