The fashion weeks are upon us, and with New York’s nearly over, here’s a summary of the beauty looks of the runway. Some good, some so so bad.
I love purple eyes for the winter months, but with a nude lip this look proved its versatility for spring. I may be biased, because having brown eyes, purple brings out the rich chocolate in them, but it looks good with other eye colours too. See the Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay (£37)
The Bardot look is universally flattering and easy to recreate. Backcomb your hair with the help of Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle (£6) and kohl line your eyes. Pair with a nude lip for easy 60s glamour.
Be daring and go for a splash of neon on the eyes and keep the rest minimalist. For great coloured liners see my post from last spring.
We are Warriors
The warrior look was prevalent among the shows this year. I am currently reading a book about Boudicca, the Warrior Queen who tried to fight the Roman Invasion of England, and I am all over this look!
Warriors used to braid the sides of their hair to signify their warrior status. Lets bring this back!
Go for liner on the lower lids only for added fierceness.
Or go Samurai Warrior, like the girls at Herve Leger with thick blunt eyeliner and bangs tied back. A great gel liner to help achieve this look is Bobbi Brown’s black gel liner (£18)
Y’all know I love my white eyeliner. Replace your black eyeliner with white and try some graphic liner look with lots of mascara. See Lime Crime’s liquid in Lunar Sea ($14 or £12)
The Pony Club
Go for a sleek low ponytail for instant sophistication. Straight or wavy and voluminous, either one looks fab.
The Side Parting
The side parting might be about to make it’s comeback, which is good news for us square faced gals with chronic roots. I find this look much more flattering than a centre parting on me.
White eyeliner again, and babydoll lower lashes. Try some Mac False Lashes, Numbers 33 and 40 look particularly good on the lower lash line for a Twiggy look:
Top it off with a messy bun on the top of your head, the kind you wear to bed.
And now for the bad…
Not every look is a winner, and some of these runway looks have me praying they don’t stick!
First off, Baby Hairs
Please. No. The Nineties trend has a line, and this has crossed it. We all regret this and I don’t think we are gonna be doing it again any time soon.
Garage Doors are when you do your eyeshadow in a block that wings out to the side without any blending. These are car doors. One word: Blend!
A personal Pet Peeve of mine…
And that is when people use orange bronzer on pale white skin. It doesn’t look natural. So many shades are so much more flattering on pale skin than this. There is no reason to use the one colour that doesn’t work.
Ok, that’s my summary of the NYFW Beauty looks. I will leave you with a picture of Rihanna on the Front Row