Many of the looks created for the fall fashion shows have taken their cues from Hollywood’s leading ladies of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. From Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra at The Alexander McQueen show to Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The question is… how does someone who is not parading down the runways of Paris, New York and Milan create these looks without over doing it.
Depending on what you fancy start with a feature on your face you wish to enhance and let that be your focal point. For example if you want a red lip, and reds lips are very hot for fall, then keep the rest of your make-up soft and let your lips be the star.
For extra pout appeal add a sheer layer of ruby or garnet gloss over your lipstick. It will keep your lips moist and leave them looking oh so Hollywood.
If your eyes are the focal point then choose a color that will compliment your coloring and bring out the color of your eyes even more. Smoky eyes are as popular as ever and this season instead of the traditional darker colors a lot of artists used graphite-colored shadows.
The look was sexier and didn’t have that precise look that sometimes a darker color can do. To finish the look take a silver highlighter and apply near the inner corners. Add a few coats of mascara and you’ve got runway eyes.
If you’re going for the Classic California Girl look seen at Michael Kors and Stella McCartney keep the colors creamy and sheer on cheeks and lips with peach/pink tones and save the rich metallics for the eyes.
If cat eyes are what you fancy and there were many who did at this seasons shows like Prada and Louis Vuitton then get out your liquid liner and carefully follow the lash line and extend the line out and up to form a perfect point. You can go over with a gel liner to keep it from moving. For less of a mess and a perfect cat eye in seconds try our Get in Line Stencil kit. It does a cat eye as long or as thick as you like.
To compliment your cat eyes, keep the rest of your make-up soft and finish with a beautiful nude lip color.