Ok, so this isn’t a new idea – of keeping makeup minimal and really playing up one feature. A red lip, a strong cat eye, or a bronzed cheek.
What I have been noticing this fashion week season is a complete lack of makeup and then a really surprising, strong approach with one detail. Take, for instance, this look from the Dries Van Noten show yesterday. There’s barely any makeup – not even mascara – but then a combination of both electric blue and glitter as the outline on the eye. They had to blink for you to really catch the color as the lights hit it.
What might have in past years been reserved for more of an “more is more” look (along with a strong lip) is now slowly creeping into trend without letting go of the industry’s recent adoration of the no-makeup-makeup look.A slight contradiction, but somehow it seems to me the most elegant approach to a colorful, shimmering eyeliner. You almost have to look twice or you’ll miss it…
What do you think? Is this the best way to be playful with makeup? Maybe even go for a bright lipstick in a not-so-normal shade?