Milano– FINALLY some glamorous makeup!! Continue reading RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 MILAN
While gold was all over the runways for Spring and Summer, I think the soft, angelic Greek fairy look from Dolce and Gabbana was my favourite (I’m not sure how wearable a gold eyebrow really is). The girls all sported a fresh, glowy, romantic look down the runway with warm pink lips and a rosy glow. Soft gold highlighted eyes in a very understated way and highlights were created over dewy skin. While not an obviously “gold” look, I think it is perfectly suitable for the warmer days ahead.
To start, I created an even base with Dior’s Airflash CC Primer, then layered over the Airflash Foundation. After correcting my dark circles with Lancome Effacernes concealer, I applied some light gold eyeshadow from the Dior palette on the lid and along the inner tear duct, then worked a bit of the bronze shade into the crease. I lightly traced the dark brown shade along the outer corner of the eye. I created a very slight winged line with the Clarins pencil, then retraced over it with the Smashbox liner.
Pat McGrath created lots of highlights on the face, so I lightly dabbed and blended some of Armani’s Fluid Sheer on cheekbones, the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, and on the cupid’s bow. I lightly countoured my face using Nars’ Laguna along the cheekbones and on the perimeter of the face, adding a little more to the temples.
To create a girly, pink flush, I used both Dior Rosy Glow and Make Up For Ever’s cream blush in 410. Pat used blush on both the cheekbones and around the temple area of the face. I finished off the look using Dior’s Lip Glow for a naturally bright pink lip.
I really do not have glasses-face. People never believe me, but then they try and go glasses or sunglass shopping with me and realize that it is an endless and excruciating process that is never fruitful.
Up until a few months ago, I never thought my face shape was able to pull of cat-eye sunnies. I always assumed my round shape need square or rectangular frames. Plus, somehow I was always a bit intimidated by the sweeping shape. It always seemed a bit more, I don’t know, daring? I have made it my mission to find myself a pair of chic and maybe a bit fashion forward pair (even though I’ll probably revert to my classic and minimal preferences).
It’s all about gold for this coming spring–it evokes an earthier glow than silver, but is at the same time futuristic on the brows at Dior, on the clothes and on the runway at Dries Van Noten, and head to toe at Dolce and Gabbana.
As expected, spring pastels and florals as well, but remixed with an ’80s flair at Balmain (again with the touches of golds on the waist), and in quirky footwear at Rochas, reflected the light washes of colour with ornate mouldings in the buildings of Paris.
The most incredible feats of makeup brilliance were seen at Givenchy, where makeup artist Pat McGrath created full-face sequin and glitter masks on the models’ faces, taking no less than 9 hours to create.
Dior created a forest wonderland for their show, while Chanel created a quirky gallery, presenting abstract sculptures/installations of their iconic products–the Chanel No.5 bottle, and their camellia flower. The girls reflected their artistic surroundings and clothing through their makeup, with colourful eyes that resembled an artist’s paint palette.