If there’s one thing that A/W09 makeup is about, it’s a point of view. And a point of power. We’re past a point of girlish innocence and barely-there makeup, especially in a season where beauty is working alongside fashion that holds no bars in terms of brazen styling and attitude. Artists are talking about ‘emotive makeup’, and the spirit they are channeling is that of a woman who’s upbeat, in charge and in control. The main energy? Eighties. Hence, artists found their way to ultra-amplified lips and exuberant hues on the eyes (Who’s that Girl?) and an underground clubby elegance to black eye makeup (Lid Vicious) but also the more nuanced side of the era, picking up on the contoured, carved face that dominated the decade (Sculpture Club) or the satinized perfection and couture feel that moved makeup into the early Nineties (New Romantics). Speaking of technique, what’s back is one of absolute precision and accuracy. “Whatever the final look this season, it was always pretty obvious that the girl was wearing a structured, deliberate makeup” says Gordon Espinet. So, five minute makeup is over, for now. Time to roll out those brushes and get perfecting….
The Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009 Fashion Week has finally come to a wrap and below are some of my favorite looks.
Super thick winged out eyeliner + nude face = Fierce.
Designer Jason Wu has been quite a big hit this year and for his Resort 2010 collection, he created a beautiful collection of simple, posh dresses that was inspired by Iris Apfel (surprising isn’t it?)
Spotted! Singer Rihanna out and about in NYC wearing bright orange lips, one of the hottest trends this season Let’s see how you can rock the color too!
This summer, we are seeing lots and lots of candy colors everywhere. The good news is not only do they look super delicious, they are surprisingly wearable too. The key is to focus on one feature and play it up.