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Fall 2012 NYFW Beauty Recap Part VI

Lots of new exciting beauty looks have been making their way down the runway. Check-out some of the recent standouts!

Marc Jacobs: It’s hard to believe that these braids were covered up with over-sized hats because they certainly are braid perfection. Created by Guido Palau the hair was complemented by unfussy makeup by Francois Nars. Skin was kept fresh and radiant with no blush and models had heavily lined lower eyes, which allowed for the focus to be kept on the layered looks that made their way down the runway.

Carolina Herrera: How I adore Orlando Pita! Who else could create something so sculptural-ly beautiful via infinite amounts of hairspray and teasing (though one has to feel bad for the models…can you imagine what washing that hair must be like!?). In keeping with the hairband trend that Pita said, at Doo.Ri, he feels coming on each model wore a headband to keep her teased hair back.

Theyskens Theory: The look this season was granny chic though there was nothing granny about the hair, which was basically a blow dry and go look. I liked that it was low on product since we’ve been seeing so much stiffness on the runway this season and it went well with the downtown cool aesthetic Theyskens is known for. Quite the contrast to Herrera!

Donna Karan: Like at Marc Jacobs models wore hats, but instead of being braided hair was put into a forties-style asymmetric rolled chignon. It was the eyes however that made the strongest impact with a mix of MAC Diva and Partyline lipsticks applied to the lid and outward (yes…lipstick!). There was no mascara used and brows were filled in with MAC Fling and Lingering brow pencils.

3.1 Phillip Lim: Lim’s neo noir comic-inspired collection was one of my favorite so far this season (along with The Row I pretty much want every piece…), and it was beautifully complemented by the slightly-cartoonish, but still utterly sophisticated makeup created by Francelle Daly, NARS Brand Ambassador. The pink dots are meant to evoke a girl who is on the brink of tears.


Images: WWD, Imaxtree


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