Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and whilst the clothes have been gorgeous, the beauty looks is what I’ve been curious about, and was not disappointed. I was the cat that got the cream when the beauty looks for some of the biggest brands came out, as there was an abundance of my favourite makeup colour ever; brown. Some more subtle, some smokier, some barely-there yet still striking and sculpting, the muddy hues were all the wage at this year’s spring/summer collection. Brown for the seasons associated with bright, vivid colours may seem out of the ordinary, but I for one think it works. It’s not pink, purple or blue, but it’s not black either, so I think it’s a good compromise. It’s flattering on anyone and can really brighten features without making it too “look at me!”. Perhaps I’m slightly biased since 90% of my eyeshadows are on varying positions of the brown spectrum, but I think that browns for the summer months is genius. My attitude can be likened to the infamous Meryl Street quote from The Devil Wears Prada; “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking” . Teamed with a luminous complexion and a fairly nude lip (it’s as if the makeup artists read my blog or something; browns and nude lips? Christmas has come early for me!) this look can’t go wrong. At least, you’d have to be making a very conscious effort to muck it up. Swept quite heavily under the eyes for that Olsen-esque look I so dearly love seemed to be a popular look, with well sculpted Cara-like brows. Some brands decided to play it safer with baby blue making an appearance on the models’ eyes creating a very 50s/60s inspired look such as Badgley Mishka, and paired with pastel-like lips as well. Whilst gorgeous on the models, this is slightly less wearable and if paired with anything other than the gorgeous designer clothes the models wore, could look a bit dodgy.
I certainly can’t wait for spring to wear these looks and will be debuting them in the coming days and getting my browns out again.