Up-dos, soft smokey eyes and contoured cheeks will be the beauty trends for fall if the first wave of New York shows have anything to do with it. Cheek colour was noticeable by its absence. Oh blusher where art thou?
Tom Pecheux was in a grey mood over at Derek Lam and took a dimensional approach to the make-up. The eye was shaded in tones of grey with stragically placed shimmer and highlights on the lashline and centre of the eyelid with lots of mascara to give definition. Lips were coloured in a softly shimmering pink to give the look a pop of pretty (Estee Lauder Pure Color lipsticks in Crystal Pink and Vanilla Truffle). Orlando Pita was on hair duty and created an updo with volume involving lots of backcombing to add shape to the crown. The finish was left with a roughed-up texture and the whole lot twisted into a chignon at the back of the head.
If lips are more your thing, Diane Kendal at Thakoon picked up on the coral accents in the collection by pairing natural looking skin with a matte bright fiery lip using NARS Heatwave lipstick. Brows were defined to frame the eyes but the face looked otherwise bare with a hint of NARS blusher in Exhibit A to add just the merest hint of contour. Also spotted at Thakoon: a black french tip manicure with a deep crescent smile line to elongate the nail.