One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update a stale look is through makeup. And lucky for us, makeup artists spend the seasonal shows trying new things: different or unexpected color choices, application, or formulas. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Fall/Winter 2012 shows:
The look: Bold lips in shades of red, orange, and purple with flawless matte skin.
Recommended products: Revlon Photo ready foundation, Benefit High Beam highlighter, L’Oreal Expressionists lip color in Violent Frenzy, L’Oreal Infallible lip color in Ravishing Red, and Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Siren.
Olive Smoky Eyes
The look: Olive eye shadow lined with black liner and nude lips. Perfect for a night out on the town.
Recommended products: L’Oreal La Couleur Infallible in Permanent Kaki, Annabelle Smoothliner in Black and Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Apricot Fantasy.
The “No Makeup” Face
The look: Flawless skin, flushed cheeks, and little bit of balm with neutral or nude eyes topped with just a touch of mascara. A great option for a weekend date during the day or when you want to look fresh and flawless.
The look: Heavy defined eyes help your face look more balanced. After years of the no-brow or thin-brow look, the heavy, ‘40s-inspired brows are back with a vengeance. Beware of using too much pencil, the key is brow powder and short strokes of pencil to mimic the appearance of hairs.
Orange Eye Makeup
The look: Whether it was a deep autumnal shade, bright, or even mixed with pink, orange eye makeup was all over the runways. The key to this look is to wear the deeper shades during the day, and save the brighter ones for a nighttime look. A look this bold doesn’t really have a place at the office. For the full effect, keep the rest of your makeup toned down to really let the colour pop.