With models dressed in psychedelic prints, swirls of colour and a parade of bold textures, all sashaying down a blush-pink runway, the Dior Fall/Winter 2015 show was nothing short of magical. Backstage, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips created a striking look in rich shades that is set to be on everyone’s list of must-do’s come autumn.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that lipstick is the single makeup item that brings the most joy to my life. It has magical, instant makeover powers that work for everyone. A slick of colour will instantly perk up your complexion and make you feel more polished and put together. Diving in to deeper shades of lipstick is one of my most favourite things about the cooler months, though admittedly I’ll happily sport a burgundy lip in the height of summer too.
As much as I love lip balms, I have at least four in my handbag at any one time, I’ve rarely found tinted ones that I’ve fallen in love with. High-end lip moisturisers tend to be either too oily or too rich and leave behind a horrible white film.
Whilst many drugstore versions deliver on hydration, the tints are the sickly pinks that you might find in a Barbie toy makeup set.
Season after season, the beauty looks at the Dolce & Gabbana shows never fail to disappoint. And while this season’s woman was still perpetually beautiful, elegant and sexy, this time she exuded a sense of something deeper. Backstage, images of iconic mothers covered the mood boards; Italian muse, Monica Belucci in full pregnancy bloom, Jackie O with her Kennedy brood and charming shots of bombshells, Sophia Loren and Jane Birkin with their children. This is the designer duo’s ultimate homage “la mamma.”
Pregnancy can bring on a flood of conflicting emotions. It certainly did for me. On the one hand I was overjoyed at the prospect of the new life growing inside me; on the other hand I was struggling with my blotchy skin, puffy face and impending stretch marks. I’d love to say that I revelled in the joys of “pregnancy glow” but I’ll be honest- I was just oily.
Finding a suitable beauty regime can be a challenge, as of course, what you put on or in your body can have effects on your baby’s wellbeing.
When it comes to arty collaborations, few do it better than NARS. Having previously launched collections in conjunction with the likes of Guy Bourdin and Andy Warhol, makeup master François Nars has now called upon Steven Klein to create a limited edition holiday range.