Photo Credit: Liberty Ross at Tom Ford
While Fashion Week doesn’t always translate to the everyday woman, there are a number of surprisingly wearable trends that we saw during the spring New York Fashion Week shows. Here are a few, and tips on how to get the look:
’70’s INSPIRED SMOKEY EYE
Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg and Sonia Rykiel all showed that the retro-inspired smokey eye trend is definitely a big winner this spring (did it really ever go out of fashion?). While there are many options on how to get a good, rich and impactful smokey eye, here are a few that are easy breezy:
- L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen ($9.99) is a powder pen eyeliner that surprises in texture; it’s really easy to use because it has a precision tip and a rounded foam applicator that makes application and smudging quite easily. The new gel-like powder formula acts as a hybrid, making it both easy to apply and also stay put, without compromising on the intensity.
- For a more sparkle-worthy ’70s eye that doesn’t look tacky as mall jewelry, try Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow ($20) which gives you a gleaming, diamond-like effect reminiscent of the disco era. Try Scorpio, a gorgeous matte black with gold 3-D sparkle, and Ether, a smoky purple.
From the Oscars to the catwalk, high-impact lips are on trend. So much so, that the options for lipstick seem endless. Here are the best ways to achieve this bold look without breaking much of a sweat, along the lines of what we saw at Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Zac Posen.
- Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon ($16) is infused with Vitamin E to moisturize the lips well (this is an aptly named crayon). It’s an ideal choice for a high-impact, long-lasting color (take your pick from seven shades: Watermelon Cooler, Mango Sorbet, Purple Currant, Dragon Fruit Sorbet, Cranberry Glaze, Plum Freeze, and Lychee Glace. “When applying lip color, the idea is to make the mouth look sculpted. Find as close to an exact match of a lip pencil shade to your lipstick hue and touch up the edges of the lip – especially around the bow – after you apply your lip color to ensure precision. I love a spot of high shine gloss in the center of the lower lip for some dimension. That simple touch of light-catching brilliance and texture will create the illusion of a fuller pout,” says Laura Geller.
We’ve heard the words “less is more” and that’s still very much true, especially when it comes to spring makeup trends. But just because your skin has a clean slate, it’s all in the skin’s luminosity. Here are ways to achieve that perfect glow:
- StriVectin Intensive Illuminating Serum ($89) acts to tackle the triple phases of discoloration and uneven skin tone known as melanogenesis through its skin-brightening complex of Bellis Perennis Flower Extract, Swiss Garden Cress Sprout Compound, brown algae, and StriVectin’s patented NIA-114 technology. It’s ideal to apply before moisturization.
- SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 ($110) is a comprehensive corrective treatment for clear, radiant skin that barely needs a stitch of makeup. It’s ingredient pool contains Metacell Renewal B3 contains 5% niacinamide, 2.5% tripeptide concentrate, and 15% glycerin to stimulate cellular renewal, reduce inflammation, reinforce skin’s structural network and attract hydration continuously to the skin.
SOFT NAIL POLISH
Toss your red hot chili pepper nails and opt for classics like Essie’s “Ballet Slippers.” From BCBG to Proenza Schouler to Derek Lam, soft nail looks were all over the runway for spring, complementing the feminine, Bohemian vibe seen in many designers’ collections.
- We are absolutely crazy about Nails inc The New White ($14), which is a creative collection of four white-based polishes with a hint of fresh color. Enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract, a rare white flower from Thailand the shades include Whitehall– barely there peach, Lilly Road– clean baby pink, White Horse Street– soft smoky grey, Swan Street– iced mint. “From pretty pinks to chic nudes, delicate, soft nail shades are super versatile and work on almost everyone for almost any occasion” says Tom Bachik, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist.