If the beauty looks of New York and London Fashion Week have taught us one thing, it is that this season is all about extremes: going big or getting naked.
A convergence of past and present, Tom Ford resurrected the 70s disco era in New York while Nensi Dojaka introduced the modern woman, in all her sexy confidence, for her London show.
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Fresh as a daisy
At Nensi Dojaka, you’d be forgiven for thinking you walked into a spa rather than a London Fashion Week show. Lucia Pica, Neapolitan makeup artist and global creative makeup artist and color designer at Chanel, worked to make a powerful statement, that “simplicity can be strong”. She notes Dojaka’s ability to “celebrate a woman’s power” as inspiration for her essential looks.
Pica used products like Byredo’s All-In-One Refillable Eyebrow Pencil, Astronomical Mascara, and Fantome Vinyl Liquid Lip (which she applies all over: lips, eyes and cheeks) to make the look effortless, actually. effortlessly.
Headboard of the bed
For 16Arlington, it was the French girl’s approach to hair. Stylist Sam McKnight used Cool Girl mist from his collection (Hair by Sam McKnight) to enhance texture and volume. His advice: throw your hair upside down before misting it.
Tommy Hilfiger, whose show was a tribute to Andy Warhol’s New York factory, presented another genre of pop culture: punk-rock. Re-popularized by artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Maggie Lindemann, no one is making a resurgence as much as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker (who sat front row).
A dramatic eye and a deep side parting could be the new winter releases. For a different approach, try a thick black liner like the one seen by Khaite and Jason Wu – think Amy Winehouse around 2007.
Taken in the rain
“The gel is making a big comeback!” says Sam McKnight, whose Richard Quinn lacquer locks were a hymn to the late queen’s ability to be “elegant yet rigorous and in complete control.”
Continuing this thread, the elegant bun (love it or hate it) is clearly here to stay. Stylist Jimmy Paul, who worked on Jason Wu’s show, explains step by step to get the perfect one: starting with Olaplex No.9 bond protector hair serum, which he cites as “a great base for any hairstyle” . . To reduce hassle, Olaplex No.6 bonding smoother and finally Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil for a shiny look.
Light blue eyes
Metallics in bold colors and lining-like shapes have enhanced the mythical fantasy that is Fashion Week. Isamaya Ffrench, the makeup artist renowned for her incredible ability to work with color, talks about her creative process. “Keep your eyes peeled. Don’t expect to be inspired by pictures alone. Conversation, music and reading can do more for the creative brain than looking at pictures.”
Ffrench, whose work graced the runway of Poster Girl, 16Arlingon and KNWLS, used a blend of shades from the ISAMAYA INDUSTRIAL color pigment palette and some shades from an upcoming collection to create the looks.