Fashion Week Make-Up
Luckily, it's only September, because you'd have to pry the Chanel lipstick tube from my cold dead hand.0
Yes, usually Fashion Week is strictly synonymous with apparel, and patrons spend their week thinking clothes, clothes, shoes, clothes, bags, clothes, clothes. But an entire industry occurs from the neck up: the make-up. Okay make-up and hair, but for now, we’re focusing on the make-up so as not to overwhelm. It’s already an over-stimulating week.
As you may know, Maybelline – a division of L’Oreal USA – has signed a two-year contract as an official sponsor for Mercedes-Benz Fashion week. Their emblem, products and artists have been amok in the tents as they squeeze every last penny out of their advertising rights. But sincerely, Maybelline artists have had their hands full with a record 8 shows this fashion week: Alexandre Hercovitch, Charlotte Ronson, Christian Cota, DKNY, Michael Angel, RVCA x Erin Wasson, Tracy Reese, and VPL by Victoria Bartlett. Or have they? Many designers have requested minimal make-up for spring.
More than a handful of runways pulled the attention away from the face by leaving their models’ mugs stark-naked. (Well, not really. They may be models, but there must have been some uneven skin tone…maybe even a blemish or two to hide.) In an what can only be called obvious attempt to show off the clothes, not the girls’ beauty, designers like BCBG, Charlotte Ronson, Rachel McComy and Cynthia Steefe used only mineral mascara, foundation and lip conditioner on their models, claiming the look for Spring faces is el natural.
Luckily, it’s only September because at this point, you’d have to pry the Chanel lipstick tube from my cold dead hand. Or Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick (oops!). It was two years in the making.
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