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NYFW: Backstage Beauty at Donna Karan – Bringing back the brights
Image via IMAXtree It’s been an interesting week so far in New York. We’ve had
Edie Sedgwick inspired beauty workstations and even
guinea pigs on street corners. (Really. Guinea pigs. I don’t even question anything I see in this city anymore.) When it comes to makeup, the Spring/Summer shows tend to be when bold pops of colour show up everywhere, from lips to cheeks to eyes. Yet, we’re seeing a serious wave of bare faces (Narcisco Rodriguez),
and nails, and
even skin is stepping up in a starring role. I think this return to simplicity is a fantastic trend –it seems very fresh and ahead of the curve to scale things back sometimes. But, that doesn’t mean we should go without colour. Nuh-uh. Thank goodness for the inimitable Donna Karan sent her girls down the runway at Donna Karan New York with a seriously bright beauty message. MAC artist Charlotte Tilbury described it like this. "We wanted to do something that would be a strong juxtaposition to the collection," she said, referencing the colour palette of dreamy creams, blues and greys in Karan’s clothes. "We’re using this magenta eye, which is created with a really bright pink/purple lip liner, and we’re drawing it in a straight line across the eye. It’s a modern shape, quite wide in the center, quite square. Then and then underneath there’s a blank space in the inner corner of the eye." Tilbury and her team also used a bright pink pencil as "a mascara, painting the lashes bottom and top. Of the overall message, Tilbury was philosophical. "I feel like bright colour done in modernist ways is very interesting right now," she said. "It’s a strong look and it encapsulates the season." Key product: MAC Lip Pencil in Magenta