~ Spring 2012 Beauty Preview ~

19 Oct

Next season’s hottest hair and makeup trends—straight from the runway

Trend: ’60s-Inspired Cat-Eyes

Pumped-up fringe and a generous coating of black eyeliner made peepers pop at shows like Louis Vuitton (shown here), Jonathan Saunders, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Jonathan Saunders

Dolce & Gabbana

Trend: Statement Hair Color

Vibrantly hued powder transformed manes atThakoon (shown here) and Narciso Rodriguez, while bold streaks at Mulberry came courtesy of extensions.

Trend: Red Lipstick

Christian Dior’s orange-red pucker (shown here) is a spring standby. But, as designers Donna Karan and Anthony Vaccarello demonstrated, brownish and purplish reds are fair game too.

Donna Karan

Trend: Bangs

Faux blunt-bangs stole the spotlight at Hermès (shown here) and John Galliano; at Miu Miu, models’ own strands were molded and pinned over the forehead for a similar appearance.

John Galliano

Trend: Artsy Appliques

From Fendi’s gold leaf (shown here) and Givenchy’s sequins to Chanel’s pearls and Viktor & Rolf’s paper, all sorts of materials were adhered to the face for spring. Manish Arora, Mugler, and Gareth Pugh round out the creative bunch; plastic, glitter, and Minx nails served as their mediums.



Viktor & Rolf


Trend: Bobs

Warmer weather calls for shorter hair—or at least a fake version of it. While wigs were utilized atEmporio Armani (shown here), tresses were tucked and pinned at Rag & Bone, Jil Sander, and Mark Fast.

Rag & Bone

Trend: Dramatic Navy Eyes

Creamy midnight-blue enhanced traditional black liner at Rodarte (shown here), Emanuel Ungaro, and Just Cavalli.

Trend: Retro Hairdos

The ’40s and ’50s were reference points for glamorous rolls and pinned-back waves; these styles were seen at Jean Paul Gaultier (pictured here), Prada, Sonia Rykiel, and Zac Posen.

Sonia Rykiel

Zac Posen

Trend: Silvery Eyes

Etro’s brow-high dusting (shown here), Gianfranco Ferré’s circular shape, and Phillip Lim’s defined creases are proof that—no matter how you wear it—silver eye shadow is still trendy for spring.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Trend: Slick Strands

Whether dripping wet (Alexander Wang), damp (Alberta Ferretti), or half-dry (Giambattista Valli), slippery hair was popular on the spring catwalks. Translation: No blowout? No worries!

Giambattista Valli

Trend: Strong Brows

Bold arches are in right now—and they’ll carry over into spring, too: Altuzarra(shown here), Moschino, and Derek Lam are just a handful of shows that embraced the eye-framing look.

Trend: Voluminous Locks

Hair was a shiny curtain of va-va-voom proportions atIssa (shown here), DKNY, and Versace.


Trend: Sun-Kissed Skin

While all-over bronzer is never a good idea, Michael Kors (shown here), Vera Wang, and Max Mara reminded us that well-placed color is golden.

Max Mara

( photos by http://www.elle.com )



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