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Makeup Trends from Fashion Week
by Erin Parsons

Just back from Fashion Week in New York, our Makeup Expert shares some trends

1 - At Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and almost every other show, matte skin is in. Add a little dew to the middle of the face to keep it beautifully natural.

Use Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation for a perfect complexion, and skip the powder. This makeup is truly velvet, not powdery matte.

Calvin Klein Makeup example

Calvin Klein

For the middle of the face and the inside corner of the eyes, use Benefit's High Beam (for a silvery pink shine) or Moon Beam (for a golden pink shine). Or just let your natural oils shine through and instead of banishing shine with powder use a blot paper.

2 - At Rodarte and Dsquared, liquid liner went to outlandish lengths! Whether it was a strong cat eye or lines pushing the makeup enevelope, black,strong liner was all the rage.

Rodarte makeup example


It was also used with soft bronzes and golds, or with a bright pop of color for a truly dramatic diva.

My personal favorite black liquid liner is made by Almay. For shimmer and color on the eyes, try amberlights and bronze shadows by MAC. If you'd like to take your look to a whole new level, try Nars South Pacific Duo Eyeshadow.

Dsquared makeup example


3 - An orange lip, in all forms were seen at Nanette Lepore, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, and Alice Temperley. Whether worn as a creamy lipstick, a soft sheen, or a super shiny gloss, orange looks amazing for spring.

Nanette Lepore orange lips

Nanette Lepore

To get this look, try Heatwave lipstick by Nars mixed with Babydoll lipgloss by Trish McEvoy. You can also mix washes of fuschia or sheer red gloss to get the look at Carolina Herrera.

Here's some noted looks that never go out of style and for the most part look great on everyone. The smoky eye and the nude lip. At Versace it was bronze with a yellow gold shimmer at the inside corners of the eyes.

Versace eye makeup example


At LAMB, it looked like Urban Decay Electric Blue mixed with MAC Contrast shadow in the crease. It was gorgeous but might be left best to the makeup professionals.

LAMB eye makeup example


At Burberry Porsum it was soft grey, with a white eyeliner inside the eyes to make them larger and brighter.

Burberry Porsum makeup example

Burberry Porsum

If you add this with a bit of charcoal grey around the eye and black pencil inside the inner rim you'll get the sexy and strong look at Gucci.

Gucci makeup example


For a nude lip try Nars Chelsea Girls. Its creamy with a bit of gloss, and more pink than brown.

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