Fall 2008 Runway Makeup Trends

Here are some of the trends spotted on the Fall 2008 runway shows. Any thoughts?

* Strong Brows
Ladies, brows are back this fall! Models at the Prada and Fendi shows strutted their stuff in tied-back hair with thick, perfectly arched brows and nude pink lips. To copy the look, simply lay off the tweezing and start growing your brows. If you are one of those who do not have a lot to work with, fill in your eyebrows with a pencil then run a matching eyebrow powder over it and seal the look with a clear eyebrow gel.

Prada Fall 2008 ruwway beauty
Prada


Fendi

* Grey Smoky Eyes
Fall is never quite fall without grey smoky eyes. The look is spotted all over Gucci and Lanvin and it has never looked better. To wear the look at Gucci, apply a shimmery charcoal eyeshadow all over your eyelid and blend a brown eyeshadow on your crease.


Gucci


For something a little more dramatic as seen on the models at Lanvin, apply a gunmetal cream eyeshadow all over and highlight the inner corners with a shimmery silver eyeshadow.



* Gold Eyeshadow
Appearing on and off on the runway, gold eyeshadow is back again this fall. To copy the look spotted at Chanel, try using a neutral cream eyeshadow as a base before patting on a cool-toned gold color like MAC Golden Lemon pigment from your lashline all the way up to your eye brow bone. Next, blend a tarnished gold color like MAC Old Gold pigment on your outer corners and extend them onto the end of your eyebrows. Since the eyes have it all in this look, finish with barely there lips and blush.


Chanel


For a more sophisticated and wearable look at Dolce & Gabbana by rimming your eyes with a tan gold like MAC Gold Mode pigment and pairing it with crimson lips.


Dolce & Gabbana


*Lash Galore
Models sizzled in teased hair, candy colored eyes with tons and tons of false lashes and uber bright nails at Dior show. To copy the look, use a matte white eyeshadow on your entire eyelid and lower eye. Color in your crease with candy colors like orange, hot pink and aqua. Highlight your brow bone with the same white eyeshadow and apply falsies on both top and bottom. With eye makeup this crazy, keep the rest of your face simple with foundation and nude lips.



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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Well as we all know, the fashion shows are always at least a season or two ahead (these looks actually came out a few months ago).

  2. Hi Phyllis!
    Do you think you could show us a look using dark red(s) eyeshadow? I’m going to a formal event and my gown is something of a dark red wine-ish color. The dress also has roses on it and there’s also some gold to it. I can’t seem to picture what look would be appropriate. What would you suggest?

  3. question about bbcream… it makes my face appear white when i take digital pictures with the flash on… i look like a ghost… suggestions???? thank you

  4. I normally find the makeup on runway models to be too much… I’d look washed out if I used that much gold eyeshadow.

  5. i love most of them, besides the brows. i really don’t think i could pull off thick brows lol though i think on the right frame of face one could.

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