There are so many complex make-up tricks that women do, and some may look good to other women, but men may look at it and think that it is a little over the top. Shine from Yahoo did a survey asking guys what they didn’t like. Here are the results:
The Frenchism, which translates closest to “bringing out the best in a woman,” meant an all-natural palette, intended to exude an image that was “chic, sophisticated, but not too made up.” This was the Modus Operandi for Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup. Continue reading “Mis en beauté for Chanel Cruise 2011/12 by Peter Philips” »
According to Style.com these are the new trends for Winter 2011. What do you think?
Is it the new sense of androgyny we saw on the catwalks this season from Dolce and Gabbana 80′s ska look to the likes of the new he/she look ofmodel sensation Andrej Pejic to the post modern femininity at Balenciaga and Ackermann, the buzz word this season is Handsome beauty. Gone is the flash, glam and bling bling. Forget about painting sunset scenes on your nails either everything is more natural and paired down. Remember it is about personal style so maybe you will feel comfortable adopting just a few of these new trends whatever you choose stay true to your inner nature and you’ll be right.
Onre thing is for sure everything goes and that can only be good news.
Fall’s masculine/feminine trend necessitated a borrowed-from-the-boys primping mantra. “Handsome beauty” is how Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman dubbed the look, and he accessorized sculpted cheeks, bare skin, and greasy brown lids with sleek hairstyles at both Narciso Rodriguez and Rochas. Quiffs, meanwhile, were seen at Louise Gray, Preen, and, most notably, Dolce & Gabbana, left, where Guido Palau pinned up a classic French twist, leaving small “bits” out on both sides, which he coated with styling wax to create—wait for it—makeshift sideburns
A Bolder Brow
Whether it was the menswear influence or a backlash against three seasons of the peroxide bottle, full brows dominated—a relief, no doubt, for models who’ve tired of skin-irritating lightening creams. While there were a few standout bleach performances—we’re thinking of Thakoon and Rick Owens, specifically—it was the heavily filled-in arches at Alexander Wang, Jill Stuart, Kenzo, and Prada that left a lasting impact. If you want to go bold, take pointers from Stéphane Marais’ individually drawn brow hairs at Jean Paul Gaultier, left.
Spring’s avant-garde nail art and bright lacquers persisted at the beginning of the season with “nail rings” at Vena Cava and graphic designs at both Prabal Gurung and Topshop Unique, but before long, we detected a shift toward a less-is-more mentality. It started at Marc Jacobs, as most things do, and continued at Giambattista Valli before culminating at Yves Saint Laurent, left, with a cameo from the house’s La Laque No. 14, Transparent Pink.
- Mouth on fire: reds, hot pinks, fuchsia or plum the message is one the mouth is the focal point: it’s all about bright bold beautiful lips.
- Eyes wide open: the new shades for eyes come in lilacs, pinks, yellows, blues and greens almost primary in hue, softly swept over the eye lids. Try for a change a thin line of color instead over the lids: think sunset colors.
- Hair protocol: Up-’dos are being reworked this season, a modern take on some vintage elegance, think 20′s revisited or 40′s softened, the overall mood is more lady like than chanteuse. Romantic meets raw.
- Surf and sea: the ever-perennial good vibrations set the tone for a new take on the beach girl look: keep your foundation fresh and clean. for your skin maybe some extra bronzer layered with a combo of blush to get that sun kissed look without the exposure.
- Nail it: Nail colors are inspired by the clothes you wear: think indigo with denim, dangerous reds or glitter textures for a touch of 70′s glam.
- Make it easy: the whole effect should feel natural and effortless, don’t over do it.
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