Make up trends on the Fashion Week runways are skewing au naturel:
Yesterday at Cynthia Rowley, MAC makeup artist Val Garland wanted a clean face with Cream Sheen lip gloss in a Caramel color called Tilt-a-Whirl and simply groomed brows. But ever-creative Val kept it interesting with the eyes: Almond-shaped black eyeliner with what she called, "a kick at the end," and straight fake eyelashes for a modern, not retro, visual effect. (another makeup artist hand straightened the lashes with a mini-flatiron. No lie!)
Eva Scrivo and Wella added crimped, jewel-toned extension to the hair.
Backstage this afternoon at Band of Outsiders, MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos used a charcoal brown shadow to deepen the eye, no mascara, a duo highlighter/contour and a natural lip stain. He told me the designers inspired the natural look with their "cool, really great clothes that are classical, preppy and all-American."