Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall 2008 Makeup in Review.. FW

With the shiny skin, and nude pouty mouths of last year’s season, it was refreshing to see color rear its head again. This time it came with a vengeance. It was a complete 180 degree turn from some of the minimal nude makeup looks seen at last year’s show.

Makeup artists painted with color this season, dabbing eyes with vivacious, bold-colored, fuscias, blues, and yellows. Think Andy Warhol meets makeup. Whether it was jeweled colored eyes, or just sheer washes of color, it took over the runway.

At Bottega Veneta, Pat McGrath used powerful purple eye shadow that exploded against the sophisticated clothing. At Proenza Schouler, the eyes were rich, intense turquoise blue that paired with a soft pink mouth. Think pop glam but a tad understated.

A lot of candy coated matte and pouty pink lips in cool tones brought attitude and luxury to many designers. However, at Burberry the fee l was very easy. Models showing off totally bare faces, not even lip gloss. At Phillip Lim, there were deep, cherry kissed lips circa 1930s, with strong, drawn-on brows, which screamed boldness and confidence, definitely not for your next job interview.

To sum up the looks for fall, I feel inclined to say it’s daring. Daring to be seen. Daring to be heard, and daring to rule. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Credits: Bottega Veneta and Proenza Schouler

Bottega Veneta
Style: colorful liquid elegance. Colors: peachy-orange, grey, blue, black. Fabrics: wool, leather, jersey. Accessories: matte crocodile bags, suede totes, pumps. Make-up: strong purple eyes, eyeliner & lashes, nude lips, hair up.

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