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I am obsessed with these images of Aya Jones who looks absolutely stunning. The latest Nars collection is called Powerfall and that’s exactly how Aya looks in the sixties inspired look by makeup artist James Kaliardos and creative direction by Francois Nars.
Images from models.com
There were so many fabulous collections and makeup looks during couture fashion week. Pat McGrath, Tom Pecheux, Val Garland, and Peter Philips were some of the lead makeup artists backstage making it happen.
I have these lip colours on repeat now. A bright lipstick is often my go-to for a quick pulled together makeup look. Rouge d’Armani 401 punchy orangey red and semi matte texture. I recently tried the new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hot Emily. it’s more tangerine than my Armani shade and slightly more matte, definitely a must-have. In my opinion you can never go wrong with a shocking pink and currently YSL Rouge Pur Couture 27 is a must-have. For those days when I feel like having an understated lip I go with a beige undertone nude. Maybelline Color Jolt 05 and Rimmel Lasting Finish 43 both deliver the perfect pale pout without washing me out.
Donatella put on a stunning show yesterday in Paris. The colour palette, drapery, and origami like details were nothing short of exquisite. Pat McGrath created equally beautiful makeup looks. Both the ruby red lips with glitter set against a very minimal eye, and the pale blue geometric eye and muted out mouth looked amazing on the runway.
The Marc Jacobs resort show was a flashback to the 1980’s complete with crimped hair and lace gloves. The rock and roll eyes definitely had me pulling out my black kohl pencil to create a slightly more toned down version for a night out. I used YSL Kajal and lined both my upper and lower lash line including the waterline. Then I extended the liner out towards the temple, keeping the line straight but lower on the eye lid than the show look. The idea is to get a structured but slightly imperfect dramatic liner look. I finished off with flawless skin, loads of mascara, and pale lips to pull it all together.
My summer skin care regime now includes Dr.Brandt Xtend Your Youth products. Basically the name itself drew me in! I was in the market for an eye cream that I could use in the morning; something lightweight that would absorb quickly. I was happy to discover that while it does do all that, more importantly it contains anti-oxidents, age defense, anti-stress ingredients, and very little scent. The face cream is very similar containing the same anti aging cocktail. As well as leaving my skin looking smooth and luminous but not oily.
I’ve always been a bit of a Gucci fan. A black Gucci makeup bag was my first luxury accessory way back when. A few years later in my early twenties when I sold my Honda Del Sol, the first stop I made was Gucci, where I picked up a classic GG hobo handbag. Now with Alessandro Michele at the helm it’s a new quirky, part vintage, part eccentric Gucci and I absolutely adore it!
The resort collection showed in London at Westminster Abbey and a very British punk vibe prevailed throughout. Complementing the clothes were a variety of different makeup looks. From ultra minimal, to major eyes, and my personal favourite–the metallic blue lip.
Images from vogue.com
Christian Dior pulled out all the stops for their guests attending the cruise collection in Oxfordshire, England. From exquisite details like Dior clad porters on the platform at St Pancras train station, to dining carriages that featured full Dior tableware and place settings. All of this was very befitting of Blenheim Palace the final destination. Backstage Peter Philips and the team applied chestnut smokey eyes from lash line to brow, subtle shading under the cheekbone and a glossy nude lip.
Oscar Niemeyer–designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum which looks like it’s from another planet, was the most amazing venue for Louis Vuitton resort. The collection felt very energetic–brights mixed with black and white, athletic, and youthful. The makeup look didn’t compete with the designs, essentially it was either barely there or an exaggerated eye.
The Cannes red carpet was the usual glamorous affair this year. While thigh high slits and red gowns were as far as the eye could see Charlize Theron broke the trend in a super chic Dior tux. Kristen Stewart also took a few risks in both her wardrobe and makeup. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend red eye shadow to most people, she pulled it off like a pro.