Ready to wear beauty
It was a whimsical look at the Calvin Klein SS13 show in New York. Models glided down the catwalk with tousled locks, velvety skin and chiselled cheeks. But what stole the show for us was the starry, silver washed eye shadow that created a beautiful halo around the eyes and a glorious brightening effect.
To recreate this look find a silver eye shadow with subtle shimmer and simply washed over the lids, up to the brow bone and just below the bottom lash line. For that flaw-less silky skin, mix your primer with a touch of highlighter and smooth over the face, down the neck and décolletage. And for sharp cheekbones, load-up a contour brush with bronzer and blend up towards the ears, sweeping just below the cheeks.
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Soul, $24.
Illamasqua Satin Primer, RRP $35.
Illamasqua Blush-Up Brush, $38.
Airbrushed skin, enticing smoky eyes and lacquered-up lips – yes we were definitely acquainted with fabulous at the Carolina Herrera NY SS13 show. The models looked done-up and sophisticated but this needn’t take hours to achieve.
A grey, almost taupe eye shadow is what you’ll firstly need. Apply this hue all over the eye – lids, up to the brow bone and below the bottom lash line. Next, after lightly heating a black kohl pencil under a hair dryer (this creates bold, durable colour), line your top and bottom lash line and smudge with a cotton tip. To finish slick a layer of mirror-like lip-gloss over clean lips.
M.A.C Pro Palette X4, $10, containing M.A.C Small Eye Shadows in Print, Copperplate, Scene and Carbon, $26, each.
M.A.C Clear Lipglass, $34.
M.A.C Eye Pencil in Ebony, $29.
Nothing gets more daring then a crayon-like, bold liner. And this is exactly what was sporting down the catwalk at the Michael Kors NY SS13 show. Everything else? Well it was perfectly simple – sleeked back hair, dewy, fresh skin and nude lips, but the flashes of turquoise and green starred.
To take things down a knock, use this look as inspiration – find a creamy blue or green eyeliner with hints of shimmer. Then using a small, angled brush sweep the colour along the eye crease. Instead of a bold, thick line go for a thin, slightly blended line. Complete the look with a radiant foundation and a big dose of black mascara.
By Alyse Cavanagh
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colour in Moss and Ice, $44, each.
Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation, $72.