Look season-ready with this fab four-piece ensemble, stat!
The Smoky Eyeshadow
TREND: Hedi Slimane’s swansong for Saint Laurent was a throwback to the Eighties aesthetic, from strong shoulders to belted waists, with sexy smoky eyes to match. Chloe channelled the free-spirited adventurer with ready-for-the-road pieces like caftans, biker pants and motocross jackets – and softly smudged eyelids. It was left to Chanel to up the ante, by reimagining the label’s signature quilt pattern for the eyes.
TRY: Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Midnight, $48.
TIP: For an “undone” effect, apply eyeliner and smudge into eyeshadow with a brush, cotton tip or finger.
The Noir Lippie
TREND: Under interim creative directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier, Dior brought focus to a line-up of smart, lean silhouettes – with lips painted in a dark berry hue for extra drama. Dark lips also bestowed a modern elegance to the casual but quirky shapes and pattern play at Marni. On the runways of Rodarte, meanwhile, pouts in plum lent gothic infusions of leather, lace and ruffles a dose of grown-up glamour.
TRY: Rouge Dior Extreme Matte in 962 Poison Matte, $49.
TIP: A coat of gloss over your smackers helps catch the light for a mouth-watering finish.
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The Velvet-Skin Foundation
TREND: Valentino’s bevy of ballerinas wore their faces clean and fresh as they flaunted layered sheer gowns, scoop-neck tops, pleated skirts, roll-neck sweaters and ribbed stockings. Meanwhile, Gucci’s pale bespectacled geeks strode out in double-breasted brocade coats, floor-skimming gowns with ruffles, and mini cheongsam dresses. For Carven’s sporty-meets-streetwise options, like ribbed knits, vinyl trenchcoats and cardigan coats, models had flawless complexions.
TRY: Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation, $72.
TIP: Dust a little powder over your foundation to set makeup and prevent colour from slipping.
The Glitter Anything
TREND: At Giambattista Valli, glitter was used to line just under the brow bone, as a nod to designer’s renown for lusciously embroidered confections. Burberry balanced its David Bowie-inspired, masculine proportions with a sprinkling of glitter on models’ faces. Marc Jacobs’ sequinned overcoats, oversized stoles and voluminous ball gown skirts were set off by black glitter on the heads of some models.
Main image: 2016-17 Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear Show Makeup CHANEL© CHANEL 2016 by Benoît Peverelli