while taking a look at spring 2010 fashion shows, some beauty looks grabbed my attention. I often take inspiration from runway makeup. since they are usually a bit more dramatic than real-life looks, they let you to see what works with what more clearly. so I thought it might be helpful. here are some that seem worth sharing:
kooky lolitas in marc by marc jacobs wore bright fuschia pouts with their huge, striking headbands. so alice in wonderland! a bright lip color is the easiest, fastest and probably most effective way of looking pulled together.
side-swept pigtails and a bright tomato lip in prada is simply genius. isn't it different than anyting we've seen in a while?
I love the tough look in alexander wang, consisting of strong, defined brows and a messy sideswept braid. oh, that legendary braid that started the whole trend!
the lovely bouffant updo in giorgio armani that's reminiscent of audrey hepburn is extremely chic but casual enough for day wear. since I spent my late teens shamelessly mimicking audrey hepburn's style, it's particularly striking to me. I find these hairstyles go the best with boyish or slouchy clothes. definitely a winner!
one of my favorites is the doll-like look in karl lagerfeld: a strawberry-stained pout, highlighted youthful eyes and tons of mascara on both lower and upper lashes. messy updo keeps it down-to-earth.
dsquared² runway look with candlelight glowy skin and warm eyes, lips and cheeks reminds me of MAC's warm & cozy collection. the look was completed with a tousled side braid and nerd glasses, which makes it even cooler.
cat eyes and milkmaid braids work perfectly well together, and the idea of adding a piece of colorful fabric/ribbon/whatever works is pure genius. love you, oscar de la renta.
I adore the tousled waves and the very nude face in chloé. it's so refreshing... sometimes all you need is this much.
true, strong eyes and lips don't work together in real life, but I still find this christian dior look amazing. though the colors used on eyes are bright, they are still light and gentle enough to balance the strong cherry red lip color and complement it, instead of working against. it's such an original interpretation of the classic screen siren look.
one of those "less is more" looks. gentle peachy pink lips & cheeks, paired with lightly defined eyes and straight hair in anna sui is the perfect complementary for the collection's late 60's/early 70's appeal. it also looks like a good choice to balance bold patterns & colors in the collection, without looking washed out.
in versace, I see a a modern & spring-y brigitte bardot look: eyes accentuated with a fresh, bright lavander shadow and striking lashes, completed with lush waves.
seemingly conservative look in zac posen with nude mauve lips, gentle pink cheeks and shimmery nude lids becomes more interesting when you take a look at the back: a twisted braid/ponytail with neon clip-ons. it reminds me of the time I had those turquoise clip-on extensions that came with the mermaid barbie.
this dramatic porcelain doll/ballerina look in marc jacobs can be adapted to real life easily. matte, porcelain skin, winged top liner on the eyes and a wine-tinted nude lipcolor such as nyx's b52 round lipstick. impossibly elegant & gorgeous.