We are knee deep in a heatwave down here in the South where swimsuits and sprinklers don't even keep me cool at this point. However - the summer heat wont keep fabulous designers from presenting their Fall 2009 runway collections filled with jackets, sweaters, furs and tights! Yes ma'am - the show must go on!!
Where there are fall clothing trends, fall makeup trends cannot be too far behind. I mean, you can't have a fabulous runway show without great makeup!
Because...Great makeup ties it all up like a pretty little package!
Of course there are multiple trends to be seen in makeup this fall, but I'm just going to highlight them one at a time - I don't want to overwhelm...wink wink. The first trend screams of total inspiration by none other than the ultimate glamour girl herself, Miss Marilyn Monroe.
Seen on the runway by these designers :: Yves Saint Laurent, J. Mendel, Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabbana, & Alexander McQueen. The photo at the top is a YSL Fall 09 look.
How to mimic this look "off the runway" :: When us normal folks are trying to pull off "bold" anything, the first key is to keep it simple. Start off with exfoliated lips by dipping an old toothbrush in a pot of clear lipbalm like Rosebud Salve ($4) then sprinkle some real sugar in the balm and brush lightly over upper and lower lips. This smooth surface is now plumped and ready for you to easily swipe your bright lipstick choice over your mouth- NO LIP LINER OR GLOSS necessary. This keeps the look young and fresh - not stuffy!
Knockout color choices :: Revlon Matte Lipstick ($8) in Really Red has a suede like feel and the collection is straight off the runway inspired! Another bold choice is Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick in Dazzling ($30) is a wonderful warm fire engine red.
"Don't try this look at home" version of the bold red lip :: Below check out Alexander McQueen's models who wore lipstick that extended WAY outside the natural lip line - for effect no doubt, but woah.