I already reviewed or did a post on the Christian Dior Spring Summer 2013 collection/show, which was pretty and fine and wearable (for the most part), but I think it was definitely the makeup that stole the show or saved the show? Dunno. Something like that. We're headed in a very minimal direction with Raf at Dior and Hedi at YSL (or is it just SL now?), which probably means the makeup is going to be the major player of this next year. I mean...a MAJOR player. Pat McGrath was in charge of those crazy eyes at Dior and here is a quote from style.com about what they did there:
"He brings fabrics," McGrath says of her pre-show meetings with Simons, which have already amounted to one outstanding face-painting effort that saw the legendary makeup artist play with a similar color palette, reimagined as elongated cat-eyes and pigment-dusted eyelashes at Simons' Couture show in July.

"And then we talk about the girl. His girl loves makeup"—specifically eye makeup that manifest itself as Spring's "techno-butterflies," as McGrath tells it, replete with squared-off splashes of bright creams topped with shadows that were dragged across lids and accessorized with Swarovski crystals, lots of them. "There were 55 girls. We started beading at 8:30 in the morning [for a 2:30 show]," she explained of the individual hand designs that were assigned to each model. "Once you've done that, you don't really need anything else," she continued of why skin and lips were left bare and hair was pulled back into sleek, low-slung ponytails at the hands of Redken creative consultant Guido Palau. The one extra touch McGrath did add was a thin black brushstroke along the upper lash line and a few swipes of black mascara to provide definition to her paste-and-place bedazzling effort. Do try this at home. ♡

more makeup monday ♥ moschino cheap and chic spring 2012

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