Fashion week has come and gone, but we’re still checking out all the gorgeous makeup. There were the classics of course: smokey eyes, winged eyes, and well defined lips (see our blog of Fashion Week Staples on these three constant trends), but there also was a hint of femininity in the air this season, and we’re happy to report that there was lots of real life wearable makeup! We saw a return to girly, feminine colors, simple is chic natural makeup, and hair in braids! There were pastel nails, rosy cheeks, and faces swathed in foundation.
MAC used easter-egg-bright shades for the makeup look at Peter Som, pistachio ice cream colored nails were featured on the runways of Rebecca Minkoff, and NARS showed off pastel peach liner. Refinery 29 reported creamy pink nails, flushed skin and blue eye shadow that “sounds oh so 80s, but models at Tibi managed to make these old-fashioned trends look tres cool.” The inspiration for models and their makeup was also ethereal and feminine. Badgley Mischka was inspired by the 1930s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while Tom Pecheux for MAC was inspired by forest nymphs lost in the woods and the roaring twenties when he did Ralph Lauren.
Want to copy these looks yourself? Start with a pastel eye shadow palette. Color on the lids can be tough to pull off, but a sheer, pastel color with a hint of shimmer is a good way to go. Start with a beige or eggshell base from lash to brow bone using your Eye Shading Brush and then apply a pastel color (we like mint green, pale purple, or a really light baby blue) on your lids and up over the crease of your eye. Check out this video tutorial by makeup artist Fiona Stiles for making pastels’ sister colors, jewel tones, work for you. Bonus? It only takes 5 minutes and one set of makeup brushes.
To get the gorgeous, girly glow from the Ralph Lauren Runway, start with a flawless face and then add in tips from makeup artist Tom Pecheux. He used a matte white eye shadow from eyelid to brow bone, topped off with multiple black mascara. For cheeks, he used an apricot blush over the apples, adding a dusting of pink in the center to create extra glow. A gold-based lip gloss finishes this classic, pretty look.
Were you inspired? What was your favorite makeup look that went down the runway?