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New York Fashion Week S/S ’12: Jess Hart’s front row hair and makeup combo
Wed, 14 September 2011 9:08AM
So, a couple of days back, Whitney Port with her mermaid hair and golden smoky eye, was where the magic was at but today, Primpettes, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with a pair of fresh faces, namely, our very own Jess Hart and American actress, Abby Elliott.
It’s still early days for fashion week, but if we’re to be taking our cue from the front rowers, I’m predicting massive change is in the air when it comes to hair and makeup, with a big shift away from the previous season’s perfectly defined bold lips and smouldering eye liner, toward barely-there-looking makeup with a huge focus on out-of-this-world-looking skin and effortless hair.
Take a look at Jess Hart and Abby’s fresh faces to see exactly what I’m talking about.
I’m also awarding them extra points for being game enough to rock a top knot and ballet flats front row.
Here are a few easy-as ways to make your skin pop:
- Matt skin has officially left the building: After spending the last few years encouraging you to powder your nose every hour, right now, it’s all about embracing your natural glow. But note, there’s a huge difference between glowiness and oiliness. For a natural-looking, luminous glow, you want to play up the high-points of your face, like above the brow, along the nose, the cupids bow and the cheeks with an illumisor, and keep the t-zone under control with an anti-shine primer or foundation.
- Swap your blush for a bronzer: The best way to fake a well-rest glow is with a hint of bronzer. For subtle highlighting, keep the colour concentrated on the areas where the sun would naturally hit your skin, like the cheekbones, the top of the hairline and your brow bone.
- Hook your pucker up with a pretty lip tint: Not only are they longer-wearing, but they’re perfect for layering. Use your ring finger to gently pat the product onto the lips for a pretty wash of colour like Abby’s. Then, if you’re keen to amp up the drama, use a lip brush to layer the product for a lipstick-looking finish. My vote goes to Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks, $58, which I’ve declared my love for once before over here.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe