Here is Part 2 of Trae's, from Three Custom Color Specialists, beauty trend report from NY Fashion Week Spring 2009!
PALE & MONOCHROMATIC
THE DESIGNERS: Brian Reyes, Kai Kuhne, Malo, Marchesa, Cynthia Rowley and Barbara Tfank
THE LOOK: Skin is pale, flawless and luminous. Light color on eyes, lips and cheeks
To get THE LOOK, 3C recommends: Use Creme Concealer with a heavy hand all over the face (you could experiment with a shade slightly lighter than your natural tone for this look). Highlight the upper cheek bones, brow bones and nose with NEW! Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Crème. Light Clarifier on the inner rims. Line the eyes lightly with Smoke Eye Pencil and buff out with Warm Pebble to soften. Cool Beige Lipstick or Warm Rose for a little more color.
BRONZE GODDESS / BEACHY
THE DESIGNERS: Milly, Juan Carlos Obando and Carlos Miele
THE LOOK: A look that can only be naturally achieved by some serious baking in the sun – thankfully, we have makeup!
To get THE LOOK, 3C recommends: Warm Bronzer all over the face. Bronze the cheeks, forehead and other high points with NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Crème. Line the eyes lightly with Dark Brown Eye Liner and buff out with a little Bronze Eye Shadow to soften. Set off the eyes with Light Clarifier Pencil on the inner rims. Twinkling Rose Lip Gloss.
BURNISHED SMOKEY EYE
THE DESIGNERS: Anna Sui, Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta
THE LOOK: A very soft smokey eye, achieved with gold and soft browns.
To get THE LOOK, 3C recommends: Surround the eyes with a mixture of Gold Eye Shadow, Bronze Eye Shadows and Warm Brown Sugar and buff out. Light Clarifier Pencil on the inner rims. Rose Crème to Powder Blush on the cheeks and Warm Rose Lipstick.
THE LOOK: Midnight dark rimmed eyes with a russet smokiness. Bronzed skin and soft, neutral lips.
THE DESIGNER: Philip Lim
To get THE LOOK, 3C recommends: Navy Eye Liner for the inner rims and Cool Midnight Eye Shadow around the lashes, buffed out with Copper and Warm Nutmeg Eye Shadows. NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes on the face and cheeks and Simply Beautiful Lipstick.
NOT SO MUCH...
THE LOOK: a sculpted face accented by very dark, blueish purple lips. The lip was incredibly dark, so it didn’t flatter many of the models.
THE DESIGNER: YKL
To get THE LOOK, 3C recommends: Highlight and contour the face with NEW! On Fire and Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes. The lips would have to be Custom Blended (or try Cool Burgundy Lipstick mixed with Black from our Special Effects Palette with Sheer Pop Lip Gloss on top!)
**a more wearable alternative was seen at Zac Posen. The sculpted face was set off by a shimmering purpleish lip, but it was much more soft, and therefore more flattering than YKL.
**Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes will be available in mid November for Holiday
For more on Spring beauty trends visit Three Custom's Blog!