Along with the Kenzo beauty look from their S/S collection which I illustrated here, here are some other makeup looks from major designers this year so far. My overall impression of beauty from most major collections this year is there being a focus on perfect dewy skin, contouring, natural makeup and natural eyebrows, but there were a few statement exceptions which I covered here, as pops of bright colours or graphic eyeliner shapes were still fairly common. False eyelashes were (if used at all) usually very delicate and natural-looking ones apart from the 60s looking individual lashes used in the Jeremy Scott collection. The only collection were I noticed a strong eye AND strong lip was Fendi, who teamed a dramatic use of eyeliner along with a rose gold glitter lip.
I did a little write up about each look under the cut below to go into more detail. I hope that it inspires you over the summer, as a few of these are very wearable, and even some of the more theatrical looks would be great for the right occasion.
Maxmara – brush mark sweeps of red and black which look spontaneous except they’re carefully placed to form a lifting winged shape out of the gap of bare skin between the two colours. the rest of the makeup was left very natural and unfussy.
Chloe – Very natural without mascara but with the lower lashline lined with a bronze, rusty colour.
Van Noren – A Zorro-like band of greyish coffee colour across the eye line which was heavier around the inner and outer corners of the eyes which has a contouring effect.
Marc Jacobs – a metallic shade which was clouded around the eye.
Jeremy Scott – a peachy flesh colour around the eye, mascara on what look like natural eyelashes, long and thick false individual lashes placed on the lower lashline, and a painted gold tear.
Dior (1) – A very subtle nude colour around the eye, mascara, gold stars across the cheekbone.
Rochas – A 30s style black eyebrow painted above the natural eyebrow, a light brown eyeshadow around the eye and along the socket to contour, a lot of mascara used from mid-lengths to end but not to the root.
Chanel – Along with mascara, a peachy shade was used as a contour, especially from the outer corner up to the temple. Bright lip.
Marni – Thick eyeliner and lashes on the top lid, the outer 3/4 of the lower lashline was also well defined, but the impression is blended, not sharp, despite the winged shape.
Fendi – Eyeliner used on the inner and outer corners of the eye but not along the whole eye. Socket is lightly defined. Rose gold lip with large glitter.
Dior (2) – A nude colour used to define the eye. Very delicate, fluffy lashes used on the the top lash line.
Ferragamo – Streak of bright colour along but above the socket. Masacra on top lashes.
Balmain – A silvery brown smokey eye which appears to be smudged for that Parisian “I just woke up like this” chic.
Oscar de la Renta – highly pigmented bright purple across the lid and slightly winged, constantly thick bright pink eyeliner along the top lashline, a lot of mascara (ad probable use of false eyelashes.
Elie Saab – Black eyeliner getting thicker towards the winged outer edge, also on bottom lashline from the centre out to meet the wing. Silver eyeshadow on the inner corner.
Giorgio Armani – Eye lined with navy pencil and very light smudged with navy eyeshadow. Subtle wing made with same eyeshadow. Tight-lined in same colour.
Louis Vuitton – Tightlined in a dark colour, purple shadow used to define eye and the inner corner of the eyebrow. Bright pink used up to the eyebrow and blended up around temple.
Nina Ricci – Bright colour used on top lid. Black mascara on upper lashes.
Pucci – Eyeliner used to create graphic shape along socket but eyelid itself left bare. Black mascara on top and bottom lashes. Natural eyebrows.
Gucci – Nude shade across eye, none or very little mascara, eyebrows bleached and dyed a bright colour.
Jill Stuart – Red and Blue eyeshadows with a metallic sheen used on top lid up to the eyebrow and blended in a horizontal centre line. The red eyeshadow is used on the lower lash line and blended to meet the same colour on the outer corner then winged out.