October 28, 2011

The ShOws have me thinking spring - spring makeup that is!

The ShOws (and no, I don't know why there is a capital "O" in the name, it's a mystery, deal with it) took place a couple of weeks ago pre-fashion week at the Ritz Carlton and featured the spring 2012 collections of four Canadian designers who are now based in Europe and was hosted by Coca Rocha whose doc - Letters to Haiti - was also shown as part of the festivities.

I'm sure you've long since admired the fashions elsewhere but I've been thinking about the beauty looks evident in each showing and thought I would do a round up of them, enjoy!
Thomas Tait - used a colour palette of black and white with pastels thrown in so you would have thought there would have been some colour in the face, but he went with a fresh-faced look which I guess went well with the sneakers! Since it's hard to look that glowy when your a model embarking on fashion week I suspect a good skin luminizer was involved such as Hard Candy Glow All The Way (26.5g - $8 - available at Walmart) - apply strategically or mix a touch in your foundation for an all over glow!
Calla Haynes - whites and the prettiest prints were paired with bright coral lipstick and after acquiring a fondness for coral this summer I am super happy to see it will be back next year! Coral is great because it's one of those universally flattering colours which can go more orange or more pink depending on your preference. I'm particularly loving Lise Watier Glam Rouge Infini in Corail Pop Glam ($27 - available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
Jean-Pierre Braganza - had a collection full of neutrals with pops of coral here and there. The coral theme continued on the cheeks with blush slashes - reminiscent of the blush stripes we did in the 80's. I'm not recommending you copy the application technique but I sure do like the idea of a bright blush especially when the rest of the face is so subdued. Make Up For Ever High Definition Blush in Quickie, a salmon pink ($29 - available at Sephora) is a great choice for the bright blush look!
Todd Lynn - I must admit, this was my favourite collection, not only did I love the clothes all white, black, silver and indigo but I also loved the pop of colour they used in the makeup in blue eyeshadow! I have long been a fan of blue eyeshadow and always get excited when it comes back into favour! Get the look with Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Powder in Indigo ($42 - available at The Bay) or if you think the blue eyeshadow look is a little too 70s for your taste do a thick blue liner just on the top lid, liquid liners work best for a clean punch of colour such as Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curacuo ($29 - available at Sephora).

On such a frosty morning, spring seems so far away - spring makeup however is yours for the asking!

- Lisamarie -

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