I can remember as a young girl getting into my grandmother’s makeup drawer and applying all of her 70’s blue sparkle and moss green eye shadows on my tiny lids and then I ran out to show her my fabulous eyes. I also mastered the art of applying false eyelashes and liner by the age of 11. It was all in fun, but I was just following the hottest make up trends back then which was very dramatic. The 80’s followed with dramatic make up looks and I was in my 20’s so it wasn’t play any more, it was fashion.
Yes, beauty looks come and go and it’s so much fun to look back in fashion history and see how the art of applying makeup has changed equally as much as hemlines and heel heights. It all goes together.
The soft make up looks I reported on for Spring 2014 are flowing into Fall 2014. Designers took the minimalistic look to an extreme, so much so it really appeared the models didn’t have any make up on at all.
The nice thing about fashion is this wasn’t the case in ALL the collections. At Venexiana, designer Katy Stern also thinks more is more and always shows the most dramatic of make up trends in her collection. Dani Fonesca for Alcone Company did the make up in a dramatic amber colored eye finished off with a glossy blackberry lip. I really wasn’t a fan of the look but the over styling was consistent with the rock ‘n roll show Katy puts on even tho the 68 pieces sent down the runway were are all evening gowns.
Over at the Tess Giberson show, make up artistic direction Dick Page for Shiseido applied a natural outdoor chic look on the models. A soft smoky eye paired with a rose glowy cheek and nearly nude lip complimented the strong and edgy lines of Tess’ collection in mostly black and white mixed with some of Fall’s top color in Sangria. Other collections that went all “nat-u-rel” were Carolina Herrera and Vivienne Tam with an equally fresh-faced look.
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Other looks from Hérve Legér and Emerson were all about the strong lined cat eye. This was certainly a look from the 70’s with black liner extending well off the edge of the lid. Think Goldie Hawn from Laugh In. (if some of you even remember that) and at Rebecca Minkoff, nude eyelids were paired with a strong berry lip…gorgeous!
The Disegual collection was all about the 70’s gold glam on lids complete with gold under the lid as well. A nude, glossy lip polished off this colorful, playful and “Betsey Johnson like” show. The most innovative make up look goes to the Lela Rose Collection under the direction of Romy Soleimani where she used Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics. Gold sparkle eye shadow complete with cheeks dotted with actual dots that resembled a star constellation was a whimsy and fresh change up from all the other more traditional make up jobs.
Yes, there were more looks with balanced and colorful lips, eyes and cheeks seen at the Georgine and Angel Sanchez collections. Beautiful models with flawless skin showed off their best features with contoured cheeks and showed the audience that taking out your brushes and applying a little more color isn’t out of style for Fall 2014.
Thank you to Beauty on the Go for sponsoring the New York Fashion Week Runway Make up trends for Fall 2014. Make up Artist Lecia Harkins stocks her own line of cosmetics for the latest colors for the season. Lecia is located in the Russ and Company Salon located at MLK and West Street.