The Face of Fall 2014
Natural makeup prevailed at this year’s fashion week fall 2014. It is all about gorgeous skin with little to none makeup. Cara Delevigne (above) who did multiple shows this year is a prime example of the natural look. The trick is to simply do a nice even full coverage, curl you lashes and for those in need fill in the eyebrows. One runway this year topped the natural look by ignoring makeup completely (aside from covering up the blemishes). Marc Jacobs’s show showed how models can still look beautiful without little to none makeup.
As much as the natural look is popular on almost every fashion week, there are always some designers who dare to try something new. The colors most fashionable were grey, blue and pink.
As shown above, grey was used on various runways. From a soft almost earthy toned grey (see Kendall Jenner) to a darker shade to silvery grey. The great thing with this color group is that it is flexible in that it goes with any outfit but also like browns it mixes well with other colors. Above you can see it being used with blue and green. It is an eyeshadow I recommend for anyone to have in their makeup kit.
Blue eyemakeup is still on trend and similar to last year it is explored in different shades and different styles.
A surprising color this fall was the use of pink and in particular, magenta. Several designers came out with lines with several poppy colors and mixed patterns and to go with it many added either the color blue or pink (some even green). I loved it! With just a touch of pink on the lips or eyes can spruce up your outfit or even day in the coming of wintery days ahead. The key to the use of the shade is less is more. By following this rule it doesn’t overpower your look and can still come across as soft.
1960’s fashion inspired youthful designs were seen on the runways and so were 60’s inspired use of black eyemakup. Deep black block color on lid with lash inspired streaks or thickly covered black mascara lashes. It is a distinctive and dramatic look that is best pulled off with natural makeup on the rest of the face.
What about Hair?
At the beginning of fashion week it seemed side partings was the given trend but then middle partings and hair brushed back looks were put into use on the catwalk too. Bottom line, whichever parting you decide to go for be sure to keep it decisive, clean, primarily straight with a few waves in it.
Do not despair for the hair enthusiast who want to be inspired:
Damp hair was in full creative use and it is fantastic and stylish. A look to be reckoned with for you can do no wrong. The styling process at home is to play around with it and invest in some wet gel. Start from top and leave the middle to end alone. Start sparingly and work up. Use your fingers and pull it back or play around with strands overlapping each other. Use pins to keep it in place.
For those who prefer to have their hair out of their face and lipglossed lips, the ponytail is and always will be a great style. This year it was the low ponytail that reigned. Either have it down and straight or twist it and pull it back into a doubled up ponytail. Whichever way, style it neatly.
The opposite of the above was styled on the runway too. The key is to create an updo that looks as if you have been outside working in the garden all day. Texture spray or matte clay will help create the ‘gardner’ look. Meanwhile the updo in the back is cleverly created by platting your hair from the top and twisting it around or tucking it under and fastening with pins. With either fingers or the end of a tail comb pick at the plat to bring out a few strands. It’s ethereal and chic at the same time.