NYFW Spring 2012: Makeup Moments

NYFW Spring 2012: Makeup Moment
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 09, 2011

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The makeup was perfect for this Great Gatsby-esque collection (Lauren designed the costumes for the 70’s movie version). With pale cream shadow, flushed cheeks and a petal pink lip, the models would’ve looked picture-perfect at a gin-drenched 1920s garden party.

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At the Kors show, models like Jourdan Dunn hit the runway with wry smiles (so refreshing!) and cheekbones and lids dusted with sheer, shimmery bronzer — which looked naturally stunning on the Black girls. The lips were sweet, too — pale and slightly metallic, they gave a sexy-without-trying-too-hard effect.

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Always fanciful and chock full of kooky-cool whimsy, Ms. Johnson took her collection a step further by painting models’ lips in uber-bright, candy pink gloss. Of course, the hot hue looked especially fab on the Black models.

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At Donna Karan, models hit the runway in runway in deep burgundy lips that perfectly accentuated the collection’s hues. And get into those major brows!


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Reese’s show is always a must-see, but this year the makeup was just as stunning as her soft, feminine collection. The look — strong brows, bright cheeks and sweet, slightly metallic lips — is one of spring 2012’s prettiest.


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At Prabal Gurung, models like Jourdan Dunn blazed down the catwalk in metallic pewter eyeshadow and a riotously bold violet lip.


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Chai sent his models down the catwalk in either lips or eyes that matched his bold, vibrantly-colored collection. We’re head over heels for this bright purple lip!


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The eyes at Rebecca Taylor were as bold and bright as her prints — models’ lids were painted yellow, blue and green. Crayola colorful!

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At Jason Wu, models like Joan Smalls stormed the catwalk in an brighter-than-bright, electric orange/red lip. The pop of color was so brilliant against the severe hair!


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Designer Luca Orlandi was all about a bold statement lip (flawless fucshia) and strong brows — which shaped up to be Fashion Week’s signature makeup moment.


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