Monday, September 28, 2009
Yes, we not only witnessed gorgeous clothes that we wish we could afford at New York's Fashion Week... but we also saw some eccentric yet inspiring makeup trends thanks to idols like Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs and of course Donna Karan. A natural look enhanced with a bit of theatrics is definitely a beautiful combination.
I have always been very safe in choosing what colors to wear on my face. I usually try to go for the look where it seems like I'm not wearing any makeup at all, which is what I recommend to my clients. Natural beauty is where it's at! A bit of shimmer around my eyes, a touch of rose on my cheeks, and lots of neutrals. Oh, and of course... BLACK eyeliner.
BUT seeing these snapshots of work done by amazing makeup artists such as Pat McGrath, I am suddenly encouraged to go further on a daily basis. Not nescessarily with color per se (after all, I think color is preferable for out-of-the-office looks), but taking my love for neutrals, blacks, and whites, and jazzing them up. What's wrong with a little bit of white eyeliner here and there? McGrath comments on his use of white eyeliner instead: “It’s a different way of bringing focus to the eyes...”
Why not use both black and white eyeliner?? Hmmm...
I want to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone as I step outside of mine. Don't be afraid to try something new! Even if you are scared of color, like me, take it one step at a time. Try a white eyeliner tomorrow instead of black... See where it takes you : )