With the NY shows about to kick off today it seemed fitting to post this great video of the Queen of All Things Catwalk, Pat McGrath, and the launch of her new 8 piece makeup collection (which came out in December, but I had other fish to fry then). Called Pat’s Diner, the launch was held at a Brooklyn Diner and then jammed full of models, celebs, all round club kids and Insta-girls and boys, and Pat and her team let the makeup fly.
I’m loving the trend for fuller makeup at the moment (although no, this does NOT include extra contouring), but bright lips, bright eyes, all at once and at any time has made makeup more fun than it’s been in years. Pat’s latest makeup offering, Phantom 002 (following on from Gold 001) are deeply pigmented eyeshadows in fuchsia, cobalt, gold, cranberry and black, plus 3 brushes.
Now I just can’t wait to see what she has in store for us on this season’s shows…
The shows are in full-swing at present, and so far it’s been a great season, both makeup and fashion-wise. New York has done nude and amped up natural in a zillion different ways but still managed to keep it interesting, and London has provided the colour and excitement as always. Nu-rave girls, neo-punk, and some blown out gothic glamour have all strutted down the catwalks, and this week it’s onto Milan.
One of my favourite makeup artists Pat McGrath has already done quite a few shows and as always has provided some beautiful looks. Here’s a BTS video of the amazing rock-star glitter eyes at Anna Sui in New York last week. So simple, so clean and yet so beautiful. This is runway makeup at its best.
It’s that time of year again when all the models and makeup artists and hair stylists and designers and backstage photographers all congregate to show us what we’ll be wearing in the coming months. New York kicked it off on the 6th of Feb, and here is a fab video of Behind the Scenes on the Jason Wu show.
Renowned in previous seasons for having strong red lips or gold glitter on eyes, this year it was stripped back minimalism at its best. Makeup artist Diane Kendal created a look that paired beautiful skin with a masculine brow. One of my favourite hairstylists, Frenchwoman Odile Gilbert, was on hair creating an undone, messy chignon. Modern luxury at its best.
So every year the highlight of the New York leg of the global Fashion weeks is invariably the work of Diane Kendal, and Gucci Westman. Two of my favourite makeup artists they consistently delight with amazing interpretations of the key trends that women will be wearing in the coming months, and making it look polished, effortless and cool. No easy task considering the drama of working backstage before a show!
One of the stand out shows for me this season has been Oscar de la Renta, lead by Gucci Westman for Revlon, where she is Global Creative director. Ever since she has been at the helm I’ve watched Revlon as a brand blossom into an increasing array of covetable, beautiful new products and shades that are also affordable, something that in the current economic times we can all appreciate! I keep Revlon products in my kit and also use them on myself, which I think is a great test of their adaptability.
On to the look at ODLR! This season there were not one but four distinct makeup looks. Gucci Westman said:
“Each of the four looks represents a different type of girl: gypsy, sophisticate, urban chic and East Asian jet setter. The one common thread is purity. I created a look that hLog Outighlights the innate beauty of the face from the eyes to the lip to clear, shiny skin.”
REVLON PRODUCTS TO GET THE LOOKS
Dark Eyes (Gypsy)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Chocoliscious, $21.95
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Red Velvet, $21.95 (on cheek)
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage, $25.95 (on cheek)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City (for lids), $21.95
Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet, $23.95
Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara in Black, $23.95
Revlon Limited Edition Eye Shadow Palette in Midnight Express from the Autumn/Winter ’13 Collection by Gucci Westman, $19.95 (Available May)
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage, $25.95
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore, $17.95
LOOK 2 Bright Lips (Urban Chic)
Revlon PhotoReady Crème Blush in Flushed, $26.95
Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Attitude, $25.95
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in It Girl, $9.99
Bold Red Lip (East Asian Jet Setter)
Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup, $9.99
Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet, $23.95
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown, $23.95
LIPS: (depending on model)
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Trendsetter, $25.95
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Finale, 25.95
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow, $21.95
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherry Blossom, $21.95 (Available April)
The Burberry show is always a stand-out on the MM show calendar. The clothes are amazing, the front-row celebs are always swoon-worthy (and look like a million bucks, decked out in Burberry clothes AND beauty), and the hair and makeup – by Neil Moodie and Wendy Rowe respectively – is always gorgeous. Easy, modern glamour that never looks contrived.
This season Wendy Rowe went for a beautiful red lip, courtesy of the new Lip Velvet lipstick in Siren Red, that’s launching later this year (and if it’s anything like the new Velvet foundation this is definitely going to be a product worth checking out).
Burberry Beauty: The show look
Siren red lip with soft definition, inspired by the strong, feminine attitude of the season’s Burberry girl
Sheer, sculpted complexion combines with naturally defined and almost bare eyes for a modern-day look
Elegant modern look as seen on the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2013 runway