Summer has finally come and, with it, a more gentle weather and the party nights. An entire population of grey sweaters is ready to be replaced by funky clothes and comfy shorts.
However, after six months of the very same, casual, oh-so-office look on our faces, we’re getting sick of it: we crave for something different, fresh, inspiring.
Not too much, though. We don’t want to look like a freshly escaped Pennywise the Dancing Clown, do we?
Because, yes, the Fall-Winter Fashion Weeks gave tons of ideas about colors, but none that could actually be used in a low-key contest. That’s why we’ve thought of four beauty looks inspired by the ones we’ve loved on the catwalk: just as beautiful, but a little less extreme.
Be ready to say goodbye to that boring eyeliner you’ve bought in December because these looks are sophisticated, dramatic and surprisingly easy to recreate.
Electric blue and Burgundy lips made this look unforgettable. The boldest mark on this look is doubtlessly Pat McGrath’s eyeshadow, named Dark Star 006, which is strongly inspired to the ‘80s.
However, there’s no chance that somebody could wear this beauty look casually while going grocery shopping down the street. Well, there’s no chance for this one to be worn casually at all.
What we loved: The electric blue powdered on the whole eyelid and the burgundy lips, which we kept as signature colors.
What we changed: The lips are more defined and less shockingly dark. Also the eyeshadow does not spread out of the corners of the eye, being kept a little subtler.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Joie de Vivre was the theme of this fall’s beauty signed by Oscar de la Renta. The eyes of the models were a carousel of bright colors and strong contrasts, divided in orange, lavender and a deep blue, sending a joyful message while splendidly backing up the collection signed by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.
And we’re happy to enjoy life indeed, seeing the vivacity of these eyeshadows, but could we wear them in a public place without the risk of being way too noticeable? Tom Pecheux’s doing was playfully and beautiful, but maybe a little bit too much for us.
What we loved: The hot pink eyeliner, which slightly blends with the lively sherbet orange of the eyeshadow. It brightens up the entire face and sends positive vibes.
What we changed: The orange nuisance is a little less intense, therefore more adaptable to everyday situations. Match it with a nude gloss to obtain a fresh look.
In Milan, Moschino opted for a metallic look on the runway. The Italian Maison gave its supermodels crazy long eyelashes, framed by a bronze eyeshadow and thick winged eyeliner. However, the cherry on top was the bold, ultra defined eyebrows.
What we loved: The dramatic game of metallic nuisances of the eyeshadow is stunning, and is perfect both for days and night make-up. We loved the brightness of the look, with its shimmering lights and the surprisingly nude colors. The lashes, although natural, are kept long and doll-like.
What we changed: We used a black smoky eye instead of the winged eyeliner, downplaying the effect of a heavy, defined black line and leaving all the space for the metallic hue. The brows, too, are less thick and the mattifying effect on the lips has been substituted by a fresh, pearly gloss.
Want to go full dark, no stars with a look that’s rock and metallic at the same time? Balmain breaks the scene with a bold, out-of-the-line coppery eyeshadow and a double cat eye. The theme of the collection was Heavy Metal and, for the look, Tom Pecheux was inspired by Metallica -hence the metallic color on the eyes. The look was created with MAC Pro products, with MAC copper pigment for the top of the eyelid and platinum pigment framing the lower part of the eye. Such is the dramatic effect of the black eyeshadow that there’s no mascara needed.
What we loved: The bold and heavy metal look is stunning, but it’s the double cat eye we fell in love with. It shapes the eye gracefully, while driving all the attention to the eyeshadow dramatic colour.
What we changed: In order to bring such a look down to a more portable dimension, we used the orange and bronze instead of the full black smoky and pure copper pigments. Instead of the golden lipstick we chose a peachy nuisance, more adaptable to a daily look.
Make-up Artist: Martina Altissimo
Model: Federica Simonato