Here’s your guide to the season’s hottest beauty trends. From the forest green nails
and spider lashes
I recently revealed to lacquered lids, click on the gallery for inspiration and tips to make these runway looks your own.
At Donna Karan, lids were glossy and caramel colored. Makeup artists used MAC PRO Gloss Texture (this product can be purchased at a MAC PRO store
) to achieve the lacquered look . Tip
: Apply the gloss over a cream shadow rather than powder to prevent lids from creasing. Bare Escentuals Prime Time Primer Shadow in Sundance
mimics the color used on the runway and it’s a primer so it won’t budge.
Lips were a soft, matte, understated burgundy at Carolina Herrera. To acheive this look, makeup artists applied MAC’s new lipstick in Prince Noir. Tip
: to create this stained effect, pat on the lipstick — don’t draw or swipe it on.
Arches were edgy and bold at Alexander Wang. Models’ brows were filled in with MAC eyeshadow in Brun
: use an angled eyebrow brush to apply powder with precision. For added depth, you can even give the tips of your brows a few pats of mascara.
Charlotte Ronson Eye Shadow Palette
Eyes were smokified at Dsquared2 with the lush colors of autumn leaves. Use a gold/copper/brown eye palette. This season I’m obsessed with the new Charlotte Ronson All Eye Need Eye Shadow Palette, part of the fashion designer’s exclusive makeup collection for Sephora. Click on the next slide to see the palette. Tip
: For more drama, apply the shadow to your lower lashline—thickness and darkness depend on your desired intensity.
Each of the rich pigments in this quad
blend like butter and look gorgeous on everyone.
Soft Black Wings
Eyeliner extended beyond the outer lash lines to form soft, powdery black wings at Lanvin. Cover lids with a shear, nude shadow and then use black shadow to create the soft wing effect. Tip
: pack the black shadow on to outer corners of your eyes and then blend up and outward. If you keep dusting on light layers, you could end up with raccoon eyes.
Hair at Marni was ultra feminine with seriously deep, forehead sweeping side parts. Spritz and tousle hair with Shu Uemura Liquid Fabric Mineral Texture Spray
. Create a part and gather hair at your ear and secure with a bobby pin.