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3 of the most wearable makeup trends from New York Fashion Week A/W to try.
Thu, 23 February 2012 6:56AM
Yikes! If you blinked, you probably missed it, because just like that New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week is done and dusted for another season. So, in-case you couldn’t make it to the shows because you know… you had important stuff on, like… painting your nails this season’s latest shade of green and getting the groceries, here are a few treat-sized beauty bites.
Unlike previous seasons, there was no room for whacky pink eye shadow or painted hair. Instead, the hair and makeup at New York Fashion Week was all very practical and wearable. Think rows of pony tails (high, low and mostly slick) subtle flicks of liquid liner here and there, all paired with ridiculously dewy, beyond even-looking skin, all of which translates to: incredibly easy to create and maintain makeup ideas for you to ace.
Before we begin, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the perfection that is this model’s skin at Calvin Klein.
To get in on the act, try blending a liquid highlighter (I love Revlon) above the brow bone, below the brow, the centre of the eyelid and the inner corner of the eye, followed by the top of the cheek bone. It’s that easy.
So pretty, the makeup at Ralph Lauren reminded us a tad of Kate Moss. It’s all about the dewy based, mixed with a wash of soft pink on the cheeks and a slick of uncomplicated liquid liner that follows the natural curvature of the eye with a teeny tiny flick at the end for kicks.
And last but not least, the part navy, a little bit purple, a whole lot gloss smoky eye seen at L’Wren Scott.
Hot tip: a You’ve probably heard makeup artists explain how they blend clear gloss on the centre of the lids to create a wet-looking finish, but I suggest you leave that option to the pros and try blending the tiniest amount of hair wax with your eye shadow instead for similar shine, minus the mess.
Tell me Primpettes…
Are you digging any of these looks?
Have you ever tried the hair wax + eye shadow trick?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe