Fresh Looks from the Spring 2015 Runways
Makeup minimalism ruled the runways at Fashion Week, with the completely barefaced models sporting black shag wigs at Marc Jacobs taking the prize for the “no makeup look.” If you’re not quite ready to ditch your lipstick, don’t worry, there are other, less extreme beauty trends worth following.
Violet eyes and soft pink lips
For Derek Lam’s spring 2015 show, makeup artist Tom Pecheux created a beautiful, translucent, almost bruise-like violet eye paired with a soft pink lip. To achieve this look, apply a sheer wash of violet eyeshadow, brush metallic brown on top and line with dark brown pencil. Only the upper lashes receive several layers of purple mascara, so that there’s no makeup under the eyes. Smooth your lips with a soft pink tinted lip balm for the barest hint of color.
Dewy skin and nude makeup
Nude makeup was everywhere — ranging from the healthy glow seen at Michael Kors to the more ethereal look at Phillip Lim. For the latter show, NARS makeup artist Francelle Daly achieved the dewiest skin imaginable by blending highlighting cream with BB cream. Dab the apples of your cheeks with cream blush to add a delicate flush.
If subtlety is not your style, then this bold trend is for you. Create a cat eye base with white and navy eye pencils. Next, dip a damp eye shadow brush into loose lapis-hued eye shadow to fill in the cat eye. The eye shadow should be completely opaque, providing strong contrast with the rest of the muted makeup of glowing skin and nude lips.
Subtle smoky eyes
A softer take on the classic smoky eye was seen on the runways of the Hugo Boss, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu and Alexander Wang shows. For the Diane von Furstenberg show, Pat McGrath smudged brown and black liner around the eyes, softly blending taupe eyeshadow over the liner and into the crease to give the eyelids an “architectural look.”
Matching lips and nails
If you love the retro glamour of matching your lipstick to your nail polish (as I do), you will be delighted to see that this look is in, as evidenced by the matching red lips and nails coordinated by lead makeup artist Kabuki at the Zac Posen show. There’s nothing like red lips and nails, but you can embrace this trend now by selecting rich wine-tinted fall hues. I am getting ready to break out my classic Revlon “Cherries in the Snow,” which I find to be fabulous all year round.
A native Washingtonian, Beauty Blogger Lia Phipps is an interior designer with an irrepressible, life-long fascination with health and beauty. When she is not selecting fabrics and paint colors for clients, she occupies herself with trying new products and dispensing beauty advice to friends, acquaintances and anyone who is willing to listen to “Tips from Phipps”.