There is something about the cat’s eye that has made it a timeless make up look. A simple sophisticated flick of liquid liner on the eye paired back with lashings of mascara create a wide eyed, classic look that is at home with a nude lip as it is a bold coloured pout. Use a steady hand and think old Hollywood glamour.
I usually overlook Altuzarra’s collections during fashion week- I am not sure why, perhaps because they never seem to get the amount of media coverage as their other NYFW counterparts. However this season their beauty looks captured my attention and are my standout pick of beauty looks for NYFW this season.
Haute Couture time in Paris is all about the fantasy. This Spring season, embellished gowns of tulle and crystal sashayed down the runways and the beauty looks that accompanied them did not disappoint. Read on for my top picks of the week…
One of my favourite looks of Spring/Summer 2012 so far is from London it-girl label Mulberry. Gorgeousily luminous skin, a soft pop of blush on the apples of the cheeks and a wash of white matte shadow on the lids. But of course, the standout from this look is the hair, thanks to Sam McKnight. The top of the hair was backcombed into a super high beehive with the rest of the locks left textured, loose and natural. Pastel coloured streaks were worn by a handful of models in a stunning shade of soft turquoise. Love!
Like any beauty addict, you have been following the looks from New York Fashion Week, trawling your favourite sites for daily updates. By now, you can probably tick off the major trends before they even hit our shores: Ponytails! Yellow peepers! Bronzed and bare faced!
Here are my favourite (and least favourite!) looks from the week that was from one of the greatest cities in the world…
Old news, perhaps. But the trend for bright lips isn’t going anywhere and the grown-up take on pigtails make it such an easy look to emulate. The backcombing makes it perfect for those dirty hair days when you just don’t feel like wearing a pony. There is just something so playfully gorgeous about this look that graced the pages of every fashion glossy last season that it can never be truly forgotten.
Haute couture is an odd mix of fantasy and artistry and the beauty looks that accompany the incredible frocks are no different. People seem to be in two schools about couture makeup: either its toned down and simple to enhance the garments or it is an excuse to get creative with pigments, colours and textures.