From a flirty pink flush to a bright cerulean wink, a pretty spectrum of attention-demanding hues takes center stage with this season’s hottest hair , nails and makeup trends!!!!
A soft gray smoky eye paired with a glossy burgundy lip portrays “gothic elegance and dark romance,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath, who crafted the look at Viktor & Rolf.
Most Popular: Bordeaux Lips
Seen At: YSL
McGrath used high-shine YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain shade N°1
Seen At: Gucci
McGrath layered on Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Dahlia
Seen At: Etro
Tilbury selected M.A.C Film Noir Lipstick
Most Reliable: Red Lip
Clockwise from top left: Fall 2003 Anna Sui, Fall 2006 Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2007 Valentino, Fall 2012 Thakoon
Pro tip: Top lipstick with a matching powder pigment or blush for extra saturation—makeup artist Diane Kendal’s technique at Thakoon.
Most Artistic: Butterfly Effect
Re-create this season’s smoky eye with color!!!
Seen At: Roberto Cavalli
Step 1: Dust brown shadow over the entire lid, concentrating pigment on the outer two thirds. Next, press a purple hue into the inner one third of the lid.
Step 2: Layer an emerald shade onto the center, diffusing the edges and lightly blending into the purple and brown hues.
Step 3: For definition, dab more brown shadow around the outer edge, then layer the shade along the lower lash line.
Step 4: Use a Q-tip to press a gold shadow into the inner corners. Finish by completely lining the upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner.
Seen At: Jason Wu
Step 1: Dust a golden brown shadow over the entire lid, staying just below the brow bone. Extend the shadow past the outer corner.
Step 2: Using two shades of green liner (for dimension), trace a V shape at the outer edge of the eye and smudge inward to blend. Use a small brush to apply kelly green powder over the liner and above the crease for a shimmery touch.
Step 3: Extend a black liner along the upper lash line and out to the point of the V.
Step 4: Finish with two coats of your favorite black mascara.
Most Reliable: Winged Liner
Clockwise from top left: Fall 2005 Emanuel Ungaro, Fall 2006 Valentino, Fall 2009 Chado Ralph Rucci, Fall 2012 Anna Sui
Pro tip: Keep the wing tip turned upward for an eye-opening effect.
New Trend: Gold Lid
Clockwise from top left: Spring 2005 Moschino, Spring 2007 Chapurin, Fall 2007 Issa, Fall 2012 Alexandre Herchcovitch
Pro tip: Gilt liner doubles as an instant highlighter when blended atop cheekbones.
Most Laid-Back: Braids
Perhaps Katniss Everdeen is to blame (The Hunger Games and fashion week do have certain similarities) for the plaits—in many forms—that staged a comeback this season.
Seen At: Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Ohne Titel, Pucci
Most Likely to Succeed: Hair Jewels
Seen At: Cacharel, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte
A side part adorned with colorful (and economical) slide barrettes. At Cacharel, lengths were pulled into a low bun, making the look sophisticated, not schoolgirl
Most Rebellious: Colored Tips
The new French manicure follows just one rule: no white polish. “A classic French looks old-fashioned,” says manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who changed up the look with rounded edges and colored tips. The base shade is also fair game: At Bill Blass, nails were painted burgundy, with thin beige strips.
Seen At: Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Thakoon
A metallic shade. “A touch of gold or silver across the tip almost looks like jewelry,” says Lippmann, who painted nails a dark purple with gilded tips at Badgley Mischka.