The natural bare make-up look which was defined into two categories at the Millan fashion week, as either feminine, pretty pinks and girly romance with dewy skin or masculine with matt face and nude lips, featured on the runways of paris but this time it was taken one step further and more often than the feminine or masculine faces, were the No make-up faces, which sore models looking bare-faced, with not even mascara to wear, some choice to let the models skin and imperfections show through ( although you would need a microscope to see them ! ) whilst others went for the flawless almost airbrushed finish seen at Vionnet.
no mascara appeared in a lot of looks in paris fashion week, giving an instant edgy vibe to make-up for the year 2012 at Gareth Pugh,Rochas and Chloe.Another mascara look for those of you like me who just can’t live with out mascara; electric blue eyelashes, seen at London fashion week and now at Paris fashion week with Stella Mcartney
first seen at New York fashion week,I thought this was just an alternative look created to be unique and stand out , it turns out the floating eyeliner may be a bit of a trend of its own, seen at Paris fashion week autumn/winter 2012 on Kenzo, Tsmori Chisto and Maison Martin Margiela
Paris fashion week autumn/winter 2012, has shown us a different way of wearing our eye make-up for the season, the runways at Paris featured the return of the smokey eyes, as did New york fashion week, both giving the traditional smokey eye make-up a modern update and a twist. Paris fashion week played with the smokey eye, and the result was eyeshadow worn, smudgy/messy and taken right up to the eyebrow. take a look at Limi Feu,Dries Van Noten,Ninni Ricci and John Galliano shows. The look is very rock chic.
The statement make-up at Paris fashion week continued following the theme seen in previous fashion weeks, with the statement lips trend, red, berry, chocolate, grey, blue,gold,burnt orange, the choice is yours, but whatever you decide make a statement.however that being said perhaps best not to leave the house looking like joker gone wrong, a look not for the faint hearted, Halloween perhaps ?
For those days when putting our make-up on is really beyond us, and even creating the perfect no make-up look is just not going to happen, you can always take a leaf out of Af Vandevorst book, who did away with make-up by giving models a fadora hat worn low over the face with a scarve pulled right up , so the two just about meet. the only make-up sneaking through was the occasional pink blush.