Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trend Report: NYFW Fall 2012

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 has just wrapped. And what a week it was. It was all about what’s black and white and bold and graphic. Coats and dresses with cinched waists took center stage. Lots of leather as well with most looks being very elegant, grown up and polished. Ranges of reds as accents from deep oxblood to scarlet added a dash of pizzazz to the collections.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MAKEUP? Three trends to look out for are:

Bold, Matte Red Lips in every shade imaginable from blue to true to orange-reds appeared on a majority of the runways, including: Thakoon, Academy of Art, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Victoria Beckham.

GET THE LOOK: Mix and Match - with 10 different scintillating shades of red in Three Custom’s Century in Red Lip Palette
  • Orange Red – Gamine (1950's) is a bright orange-red that Lucy would love
  • True Red – Charmed is natural looking red that suits everyone
  • Blue Red – Rosie the Riveter (1940's) is the color that endured WWII
Messy, Smoky, Rock and Roll Eyes came back in full force! We particularly liked the gradation of color and enhanced eye shape created with a lovely winged lash line.
*As seen in Derek Lam, Rachel Roy, and DVF.

GET THE LOOK: For a flawless gradation of color, take a cue from Emmy Award-winning Makeup Artist, Jim DeMarco’s Daytime Drama Collection.
Boyish and Androgynous makeup played a strong counterpart to the femininely tailored clothes. We saw very defined and contoured eyes and cheekbones, beautiful matte skin and plenty of rimming the lower lids with a clarifier pencil to make the eyes bigger and brighter.
*As seen in Peter Som, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu


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