Back when I was doing runway shows things were pretty different.
The lead makeup artist created the look using products he or she loved and used.
Now it is mostly paid for by MAC.
Not as much fun.
Anyhoo, along with one of my best friends,
Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson,
I’ve been watching the makeup at fashion week in NYC.
And here is some of what we’re seeing:
At Nicole Miller the concept was Bright Lights, Big City – the woman who wants to conquer the urban Jungle.
Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux decided to do a smudgy, somewhat greasy looking eye.
Pretty cool really.
He used MAC gray lip gloss in Meow, and applied it to the entire eyelid up to the brow, then smoldered in MAC Smolder eye pencil along the lids and crease as well as the lashline.
He then smudged MAC Fearless lipstick under the lashline as a liner.
Although fierce on the runway, the greasy lip products would no doubt be tricky to wear at street level, but its easy enough to copy this cool look with shadows.
At Nicole Miller MAC Makeup artist James Kaliardos went for a look that was hazy, sweet and really beautiful.
He did a gray smoky eye, rosy cheeks, and a stained mouth (using MAC lipstick in Plum Dandy)
This pretty look will be huge for fall/winter, and will look fabulous on most.
Woo hoo! Love this one!
Diane Von Furstenburg.
MAC Makeup Artist James Kaliardos did this one too.
Mac black cream shadow with blue and green powder shadows over top and some sparkle in the inner corner.