Mister Makeup Facing up to Fall 2010
Facing Up to Fall
By Mister Makeup,
aka, David Maderich DavidMaderich.com
Fall is finally here my fabulous fashionistas! Mister Makeup has been busy with Spring 2011 Fashion Week and has much to report.
A sneak peak at next spring’s face: Andy Warhol.
Andy’s colorful celebrity silkscreen portraits were alive and well on the faces of the runways. I adored the Warhol-themed blue shadowed Marilyn Monroe eyes at the Victoria Beckham show and Marc Jacobs made Andy come to life with dark lids and strong lips ala Liza Minnelli. However, I found the hot pink lips on Diane von Furstenberg’s runway (her show’s makeup was inspired by her own personal Warhol portrait) distracting and garish. Back to the drawing board DVF!
New York City’s Fashion Night Out was a huge success – the streets were lined with fashionistas of all ages from downtown to uptown. ‘Loved seeing Gwen Stefani at the Soho Sephora and Michael Kors signing autographs at Bloomingdales, but the funniest and craziest scene of the night was watching the Olsen twins judge a karaoke contest at Barneys.
Back to this season…I’m looking forward to cooler weather, but for those of you wishing to extend your sun-kissed summer skin, read on.
As your tan starts to fade, try mixing a dab of bronzing gel. I adore Sensai Bronzing Gel – found at Neiman Marcus – into your morning moisturizer for an instant glow. Still too pale? Try pur minerals incredibly silky Mineral Glow on the high points of your face – forehead, cheeks and chin. Dab on some bright lip-gloss like NYC New York Color’s Rose Lip-gloss is Peony Kiss and it’s June all over again.
If the summer glow on your body is a tad blotchy and uneven, try Body Drench’s Quick Tan Tanning Mist – yes, tan in a can. I love the natural golden hue it gives the skin. Remember to use a light scrub to smooth out your skin before application.
For fall inspiration, take a look at a shoot I worked on with Roberto Ligresti (www.robertoligresti.com) and hair stylist Vivienne Mackinder – www.hairdesignertv.com. Fabuolous.
One of the big fall trends is the new smokey eye.
A new smokey eye? Yes, darlings, the smokey eye has reinvented itself.
Gone are the days of smoldering black eyes, this season fashion gals are using shades of purple to add drama to their eyes. That’s right, the new smokey eye is coming down the runway in shades of eggplant, burgundy and lavender. Try Josie Maran’s new Eye Love You shadow palette featuring eight yummy shades infused with Josie’s famous Argan Oil – plus it comes with a nifty instructions to achieve numerous eye looks.
How to do the new smokey eye?
First, heavily line both your upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil – try Nars Eye Pencil in Black Moon. Use a Q-tip to blend the line into a soft halo of smokey delight. Apply your preferred shade of purple on the lid and slightly up into the crease. For extra sass, wrap a line of color underneath, too. To brighten, take a sparkly shade of light purple. try NYC New York Color’s Sparkle Eye Dust 14 Karat Rose and put it in the corner of your eyes as a highlight. Now curl our lashes and load on the mascara – try Repechage Conditioning Mascara for incredibly full lashes. If your lashes are looking a bit stumpy after months of the summer sun, try Miss Oops Ridiculously Long Lashes day and night and watch those lashes come to life – you can even use it on your brows – how great is that!
With such bold eyes, I like a sheer nude mouth – but not some boring beige. No way, Missy. Try a gloss with a hint of gold to play up your smokey eyes and what’s left of your summer tan. Tops on my list is Smashbox Masquerade Lip Enhancing Gloss in Reveal – gorgeous.
And don’t forget about your nails, ladies. Try a sheer nude or a dark purple to make those nails scream fall. I adore Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color in Angel Wings (a delicious nude) or Purple Pulse (a deep purple).
That’s it for this month, sweeties. Keep that tan going as long as you wish, but sooner or later, it will be time to say hello to autumn.
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