NYFW S/S 2012: Maybelline for DKNY

“The beauty look at DKNY is inspired by a California girl who has come to New York,” said Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “It’s about the simplicity of beauty – fresh sun-kissed and glowing.”

GET THE LOOK:

Charlotte prepped skin with a light layer of Fit Me! Foundation. She then used a mix of bronzer and blush to create a sun-kissed “California Girl” glow. She started by applying Fit Me! Bronzer in Light Bronze to the temples, top cheeks and eyelids.  Next she applied Fit Me! Blush in Deep Rose to the middle of the cheeks, where a natural flush would appear.

Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush: Charlotte applied the lightest shade from this neutral palette to the inner corners of the eyes. She applied the light beige shade all over the eye up to the brow bone for a subtle, glowing look.

Volum’ Express One-by-One Mascara: Charlotte added instant drama to the eyes with this clump-free, volumizing mascara. “We need to create definition with a strong lash so the eyes won’t be lost among the beautiful hats in the collection,” she said. Charlotte called extra attention to the eye area with perfectly groomed brows. She used Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil to fill in the gaps – creating a perfect frame to the face.

Color Sensational High Shine Lipcolor in Glisten Up Pink: Charlotte created a natural flush to the lips by dabbing this lush pink shade on with her finger.

She finished the lips with a layer of Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched.

NYFW S/S 2012: OPI Samoan Sand at the BCBG Max Azria show

It looks like the nude nail polish trend will still be with us Spring 2012. OPI was backstage at the BCBG Max Azria show putting the nail polish Samoan Sand on the models’ nails and toes.

If you’re a fan of the “mannequin nails” look, check out the post I did on Mannequin Hands for Brown Girls. I used OPI’s San Tan-tonio I can’t say this is my favorite nail polish trend but hey, if you’re going to rock it Samoan Sand and San Tan-tonio are the shade to roll with.

NYFW S/S 2012: Blue lips on the runway

I’ve been trying to catch as many runway shows as possible but that’s like…virtually impossible. I’ve only been able to get in 3 so far. But thanks YouTube and Maybelline, I’ve been peeping what looks to be gorgeous beautiful and fashion trends for Spring 2012. It’s only been Day 2 of this season’s Fashion Week and I’ve already made a commitment to step my game up in the Fashion Department. If you know anything about me, my fashion sense is practically non-existent. That said, while the Richard Chai show had beautiful looks (although, not many were my style), it was the makeup that took me away.

A few of the models were found sporting blue lips. Could this be a new trend? Who knows. I know one thing though…I wouldn’t be afraid to rock it. What about you? Would you wear a blue lip color?

 

Photo Credit:
Larry Busacca/Richard Chai – Love – Backstage
Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz/Getty Images