I know it seems counterintuitive to start thinking about spring beauty the moment we enter fall, but with all the social media and reporting now coming from the New York and European runway shows, you can’t help but jump ahead six months. No need to bust out the hot shades for spring just yet, but it is good to know what will be trending in the future so you can plot and plan what to wear down the road. My favorite looks in beauty range from the bold lips at DKNY to the modern twist on eyeliner at Marc Jacobs.
All the looks I loved are very wearable and can translate easily from runway to real way. At DKNY, a bold orange lip was paired with a pretty flush of peach cheeks and almost no other makeup. To attempt this at look at home, smooth on a great CC cream, tap on peachy cream blush to the apples of the cheeks and finish with a little brow powder. Now apply a bold orange lip in a matte formula and skip the gloss for a more up-to-date feel. I adore this look for spring, as it’s chic, easy and very modern.
At Dolce & Gabbana, the romantic rose pink flush on lips and cheeks looked ethereal with glowing highlighted skin. To get the look, apply a liquid foundation followed by a pearlescent cream highlighter applied under the brows, on the inside corners of the eyes and on tops of the cheekbones. Also apply it on the center of the eyelids and around the perimeter of the lips. Now dust on a loose powder and blend on a rosy pink blush at the apples of the cheeks, sweeping back to the hairline. Apply a very subtle taupe shadow in the crease of the eyes, brown mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and then swipe on a creamy rose pink lipstick to the lips.
Michael Kors’ runway show had bronzed beauties traipsing down the catwalk wearing nothing but bronzer and mascara, which is exactly how we want to look in the warmer months. To achieve this healthy, happy look, sweep a powder or cream bronzer in a “C” formation on the face, starting at the temples, sweeping along the sides of the face and blending under the cheekbones. A very light amount can be added to the forehead, bridge of the nose and the chin. Now apply black mascara on top and bottom lashes and finish with a nude lip balm.
Every Fashion Week, we wait in anticipation to see what Marc Jacobs will be doing on his models, and this year he did not disappoint! The cool eyeliner style was a much more modern approach to all the ‘60s cat eyes we’ve been seeing and made the models’ eyes look feline and fabulous. A teal liner was applied to the inner and outer corners and along the inside waterline, then paired with black mascara. To achieve this look, use a creamy pencil that is very sharp. Starting at the inside corners of the eyes, lightly draw a sharp line toward the bridge of the nose. Next, start at the outer corners of the eyes and draw a line outward in a dash. Now line the inside waterline of the eyes on the upper and lower sides of the rims. Polish off the look with mascara and tap on a baby pink lip tint.