From Fashion Week to Work Week
Everyone loves to watch the exotic couture strut down the catwalk but how realistic are the looks? We’re here to give you some simple and easy advice on how to wear the hottest looks in fall makeup from New York City Fashion Week.
On and off the Chanel runway, gold eye shadow makes a triumphant return. The eyebrows are reminiscent of the 80s (think Brooke Shields). Very strong, full and perfectly defined. It’s all about the mascara in this look, one or two coats is not enough.
To achieve this look we suggest MAC eyeshadow Pigment in Golden Lemon blending from the lash line all the way up your eyebrow bone.
Next, a tarnished gold color like Mac’s old Gold eye shadow pigment on the outer corner and extend it to the end of your eyebrows. The lash look is best achieved with Estee Lauder’s newest amazing one of a kind mascara Turbo Lash which actually has a battery in it that makes it silently vibrate the mascara onto your lashes for perfectly thick separated lashes. Chanel’s Inimitable Multi-dimensional Black Mascara is also one of our favs for this look. To recreate the eyebrows from this look try Laura Mercier’s Brow Power Duo and start growing out your brows. Lips and cheeks take a backseat!
From the fashion house of Christian Dior, the makeup and clothing is inspired by the 50s. The looks and the fashion were very extreme; big coats, wasp waits, nipped jackets, circle skirts and yes, black lipstick.Never fear Trina and Charlie are here. Blurple, that is blue purple that’s almost black, is the lip look for fall. The eyes are perfectly defined with black pencil at the lash line and in the inner rim. The cheeks are a rosy natural and not as extreme. After I lent Charlie my lips we experimented with Lancome’s Berry Noir lipstick and he then lightly filled in my lips with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Black Kohl pencil topped off with Bobbi Brown’s Lip-Gloss in Rosy. This was the perfect concoction to make “Blurple” pretty, without looking as goth as the models on the runway. Using the same Wet ‘n’ Wild Black Kohl pencil rim your whole lash line top and bottom as well as inner rim. Gently smudge and top off with a thick coat of mascara. Add a pop of color to your cheeks with a soft pink. We suggest Blush Natural by Trish McEvoy or Pink Blush by Clinique. and he lightly filled in my lips with
Dolce Gabbana rocked it out with a 70s inspired runway show. Featuring poor boy sweaters, country checked shirts and tweedy skirts. The clothing has a lot of weight so the makeup is bright, glossy and delicate. The lips are rich jewel tones of fuchsia, pinks, and bright berries. Eyes have a punch of color to balance the lips as well as a dash of coordinating blush. This is the most wearable look we saw. It can go from morning coffee to happy hour. Let’s build the look; Trina likes Lancome’s Le Rouge Absolu in Jezabel (previously known as the Eogue Sensation line), however, Charlie prefers MAC’s Viva Glam IV, either one can be lined with Lancome’s Le Lipstique LipColouring Stick with Brush in Portelle. Top it off with your favorite clear lip-gloss. Start your eye look with Laura Mercier’s eye basic in eye bright as the eye shadow base — this adds intensity and long wear to your eye shadow. Next, we both agree on Estee Lauder’s bright blue shadow in Lagoon (yes blue is back with a vengeance). Keep this color close to your lash line for an intense pop and be careful not to bring it up too high for fear of channeling MiMi from the Drew Carey show. Again the black eyeliner and thick mascara are a must. Complete the look with Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink Blush, also a must have in your makeup wardrobe.
If there’s one lesson that never changes in beauty it’s this: pick one feature to emphasize and underplay the others. For example, to balance a shimmery eye look, have matte skin. Pair a dark glossy lip with a pale matte eye look. To sum it up we suggest you remember your “Ps”: Perfectly Polished, Pops of color and of course Pizzazz!
Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: The McAlpin
Models: Jackie Boone (sitting), New View Management Group, Inc. and Chenese Bean
Makeup Artistry: Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry and Charlie Greer, Lancome Makeup Artist, Saks Fifth Avenue