14 Aug Recreate the most wearable looks from Couture Fashion Week at home
Last month, was a flurry of beautiful dresses and dreamy fantastical creations in the swoon that was Paris Couture Week. But one thing that thrilled me as much as the ruffles and pearls was the make up, under the well honed guidance of industry heroes like Pat MgGrath and Tom Pecheux.
Here are some wearable trends to try at home:
At Chanel, Tom Pecheux created a mélange of colourful shades all over the lids, with pink on the lids, blue on the lower lashes, green along the crease, and orange and yellow layered onto the brow bone.
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At Giambattista Valli makeup artist Val Garland wanted the red lips to literally, look like a rosebud. “Like she’s been biting peonies,” was the brief. Garland finished with a slick of gloss over the top to give a sexy finish. Get a similar look with Youngblood lipgloss in Promiscuous – a sheer, deep lolly pink with a hint of shimmer.
Also Christian Dior, Peter Phillips created a subtle look using Dior products in apricot, nude and bronze shades. At Ellie Saab, Tom Pecheux dotted MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit into corners of the eyes (and barely anything else). At home, PHYSICIANS FORMULA Natural Nude Shimmer Strip Nude Palette for Face & Eyes will do the trick for a glowing, skin-centred finish.
At Rodarte, make up artist James Kaliardos kept it natural and added light to each model’s eye by adding Nars Eye Paint in Interstellar. Meanwhile at Valentino, Pat McGrath created a nude look with natural lips and a touch of silver around the eyes.
At Van Herpen and Fendi, exaggerated, long and clumped together lashes reigned supreme and gave the models a wide eyed, other-worldly appearance. Makeup artist Terry Barber created bold, baby doll lashes with tons of heavy black mascara while keeping the rest of the face neutral at Van Herpen, while at Fendi, Peter Phillips actually glued feather onto the lashes.
At home, you can’t go past MAYBELLINE Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara in Black Drama for a similar effect – or one of the fabulous artificial lash packs from 1000HR, such as DAY TO NIGHT LASHES PACK DARING TWIST.