Thursday, September 30, 2010


Milan, home to fashion powerhouses such as Gucci, Prada, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, just wrapped their shows. And many a beauty lesson can be learned from them. I'm truly envious of my gorgeous friend who leaves for Italy tomorrow, however, I probably would have tried to stow away in her luggage if she was going during fashion week.

The trends keep on coming down the catwalk. The sheer volume of things I loved is staggering. Eyes popped with shades of blue for the Armani show. A smoky midnight blue was smudged to perfection across lids to create a shade of sky on a dark, stormy night. Black and blue liner added to the effect. The rest of the face was kept neutral and relatively bare. I tempted to wear this for fall, perhaps beginning tomorrow (I'm kind of obsessed).


Punchy colored pouts were the standouts at Fendi, Gucci and my personal favorite Jil Sander. I was moments away from hugging the computer screen to my face while viewing Jil's show. Every single thing was wonderful. The clothes were drool worthy, hair and makeup just added to the allure. But I digress. Flashy colored lips are making a statement across the globe. Fun shades of coral, red and pink are worth a try. Matte or glossy, you can't really go wrong with either.



(Jil Sander)

The beautiful sheer wash of neutrals at the Dolce and Gabbanna along with their sister line D&G were the epitome of wearable makeup (makeup maven Pat McGrath created both looks). The colors are flattering to everyone (yes, everyone) and the look isn't some crazy, gazillion-step process that is impossible to do without endless time and a personal makeup artist. And it's office appropriate even in the corporate world.

(Dolce and Gabbana)


There is something for everyone to be found on the runways whether it be sweet and sexy looking natural makeup or dayglo lipstick. Hair happenings from Milan are up next.

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1 comment:

  1. I was in Milan once - I consumed the first legally-purchased beer of my life. There is a picture of me with that beer in my hand; I look about as happy as I have ever been. Which I was.