Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fall Beauty Trends: Pat McGrath For P & G Beauty Lookbook Fall 2008

Who better to get the beauty scoop for Fall from none other than makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath for P&G Beauty's CoverGirl Cosmetics! Here is the trend report and must-have list of CoverGirl products to achieve Fall's hottest looks!

The Trend: Abstractions in Black
The Designers: Balenciaga, Lanvin, Yohji Yamamoto, Viktor & Rolf and Gucci (image shown).

The Look: Abstract designs in inky black gave the smokey eye amodern twist, enhanced with shiny, glossy texture to make eyes the focus. Eyes were sexy, glamorous and intense with a smudge of gothic black as well as a twist of autumnal colour, especially seen at Yohji Yamamoto.

P&G Beauty Products:
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara in Very Black
CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-kit Eye Shadow in Shimmering Onyx
Olay Regenerist Eye Makeup Remover Plus Anti-Wrinkle

The Trend
: Metallic Embellishments
The Designers: Versace (image shown), Belstaff, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Venetta and Oscar de la Renta

The Look: Soft autumnal shades were blended with metallic golds and bronzes into the corner of the eyes for this play on smokey effects with light. At Dolce & Gabanna and Nina Ricci, this was combined with soft colours on the mouth for a powerful effect.

P&G Beauty Products:
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 3-kit Eye Shadow in Dazzling Metallics
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara in Very Black
CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lipgloss in No Care Bare
Olay Definity Illuminating Eye Treatment

The Trend
: Structured Colour
The Designers: Dior (image shown), Miu Miu, Bottega Venetta , Galliano and Louis Vuitton, and featured bright colour shaped around the eyes (Dior) or purple eyeliner (Bottega Venetta).

The Look: This look was taken to the extreme at Dior using bold, daring lashes of turquoise eyeliner and shadows, exaggerated by nude lips. In contrast Bottega Venetta focused on clear skin with eyes defined with purple, while Louis Vuitton toned down the look with softer shades of colour.

P&G Beauty Products:
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 3-kit Eye Shadow in Firecracker
CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black
CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lipgloss in Freedom of Peach
Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub

The Trend: Florid and Flushed Cheeks
The Designers: D&G, Roberto Cavalli (image shown), Anna Sui, Y3 and Louis Vuitton

The Look: Dynamic and strong, cheeks were a central focus that allowed colour to be prominent and impactful. Florid and flushed, beautiful and intriguing, cheeks and blusher were especially big news.

At D&G, Roberto Cavalli, Anna Sui, Y3 and Louis Vuitton cheeks
were flushed and fresh, reminiscent of long country walks and crisp autumnal days. To truly convey this fresh and youthful look, blush was also given an interesting twist and used on the forehead as well as cheeks. The overall impact was an intriguing combination of drama and romance.

P&G Beauty Products:
CoverGirl TRUblend Liquid Make-up
CoverGirl TRUblend Naturally Luminous Blush in Shimmering Sands
CoverGirl Continuous Colour Lipstick in Bronzed Peach
Olay Total Effects Instant Smoothing Serum

The Trend: Supernatural Enhanced Beauty
The Designers: Valentino (image shown), John Galliano, Prada, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney and Hussein Chalayan

The Look: Beautifying, modern and perfecting, the supernatural enhanced beauty look was all about amazing, truly beautiful skin and an ethereal look. Models were made to look incredibly fresh faced with clear skin, defined lashes, and groomed brows for an overall natural enhancement.

Eyes were softly shaded and light natural blush on cheeks gave the overall impression of truly perfect, feminine girls.

P&G Beauty Products:
CoverGirl TRUconceal Concealer
CoverGirl TRUblend Naturally Luminous Blush in Pure Romance
CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lipgloss in Pink Positive
Olay Definity Night Anti-Spot Treatment

Stay tuned for my reviews of some of the hot CoverGirl products you can use to achieve these looks! I'd love to hear what's your favourite look! and


1 comment:

t5m said...

Have a look at the London Fashion Week channel on , with some great fashion coverage. We have just finished filming at London Fashion Week and have some inspiring exclusive videos on our site. We have footage of all the catwalk shows and backstage interviews with the designers. The runway shows and interviews with the celebrities are on there too.