According to beauty experts, “orange is the new red” in the world of lipsticks. From bright “tangerine” orange to soft, natural, peachy shades, there is a hue to match every skin tone, but you must choose wisely. Orange isn’t an easy color to wear! Electric, vibrant shades that we have seen at Rag &Bone, Dennis Basso, Prabal Gurung and DNKY show will look great on healthy and tanned skin with just a bit of mascara. To achieve this look, among other lipsticks you can use Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Color in Incandesente, Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe or Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange.
We have also seen orange lipstick at Creatures of the Wind show and NARS created a look for the runway. Lead artist James Boehmer said that the makeup was inspired by the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein. He used NARS Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil for the lips and white Iceland Duo eyeshadow for the eyes.
However, if your skin is pale, neon orange can be a disastrous choice. To find a shade that will match your delicate ivory skin tone you should browse through natural color palettes and choose a shade of soft peachy orange that suits you best. To recreate the look seen at Fendi spring/summer show, you can pick Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fireball or Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.
Red orange shades look great on dark skin and they also make a perfect evening makeup look unlike the bright tangerine orange. Among other products you can choose Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Maya or MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Sweet Grenadine.
The new generation of foundations is quite different from everything we have tried before. They are designed to cover all imperfections including wrinkles, creases and uneven skin tone. The idea was to create products that will look like second skin and appear flawless under the magnifying glass of high definition cameras.
Clinique’s Even Better foundation claims to be able to even the skin tone which is crucial for young and fresh look. Unevenly colored skin looks tired and most of the old foundations cannot do anything about it. The product contains Vitamins C and E, as well as white birch extract – the substances which are supposed to reduce unevenness of skin color over time.
Another foundation that claims to improve the look of the skin over time is Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup. It contains water granules along with vitamins and minerals. It has been proven that after using this foundation for a month skin looks softer, smoother and more hydrated. Bobbi Brown latest foundation called Luminous Moisturizing Treatment Foundation. As the manufacturers say themselves: “it doesn’t look like a foundation – it looks like skin”.
Chanel Lift Lumiere and Givenchy Photo Perfection are diffusing light and therefore hiding all the imperfections. They are using micro granules of silicone as the main light diffuser, but also Mica which reflects the light and evens skin tone too.
This fall is not just about leather jackets and coats, but everything from dresses and skirts to gloves and boots. Leather is this season’s must and it is completely reinvented and used in unexpected ways. While Prada fall/winter collection features some beautiful and extravagant long red leather skirts, Viktor & Rolf designed leather jackets with huge bows, and Valentino royal blue A line dresses with white lace left everyone breathless. Dior, Mulberry, Lanvin and Haider Ackermann produced some inventive leather coats and, among many others, Fendi, House of Holland and Roksanda Ilincic designed beautiful leather shirts and tops.
Trend varies from fierce looking jackets and trousers inspired by grunge and architectural shapes to romantic ladylike dresses in 40s style. It is leather head to toe quite literally, since Phillip Lim and Chanel even covered legs in it.
From Dolce & Gabbana to Burberry, many designers used red for their fall/winter collections. It is certainly one of the hottest colors of the season. Valentino used it along with royal blue and the combination of black and white in his dreamy collection inspired by Flemish artists of the 17th century for elegant romantic dresses, coats, shoes and tiny bags.
There is a lot of red color going on in floral print winter dresses by Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin and Giambattista Valli, while Burberry, Margaret Howell and Christopher Kane decided to go for bold red in their minimalistic design.
Dior red coat with a big bow is definitely a statement piece and one of the ModXchange’s favorites, along with Dolce & Gabbana gorgeous velvet strap shoes with mosaic decorated heels.
As for the beauty trends, red nails are also hot this season, as seen at Valentino, Burberry and Chanel, while burgundy lips are also popular from classic dark red to soft, smudged look.