"3 Fashion Week Products I'm Dying to Add to My Makeup Bag"
Fashion Week has come to a close, and aside from the burning desire to replace my entire wardrobe with designer pieces (a girl can dream, right?), there are about 100 products I’ve convinced myself I absolutely must have. Though I’ve always touted myself as a minimalist when it comes to makeup, there’s nothing like seeing models dolled up with bright lips and glitter glued to their eyes to convince me it’s time to shake things up. So without further ado, here is my much-whittled-down product wish list inspired by the runway trends at New York Fashion Week.
#1 Rose beige lipstick at Monika Chiang
Tarek Abbas, makeup artist for Lancome, introduced me to Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Lasting Kiss backstage at Monika Chiang. It's soft, yet elegant and looks gorgeous on every skin tone. My initial thought was: why use a lipstick that is so similar to the color of natural lips? But after watching him create a face of "true natural beauty," I knew it needed to be in makeup bag immediately—what can I say, he had me at 'natural'. No more naked lips for this girl. Tip: To bring out the true color of the lipstick, blend a dot of concealer onto lips beforehand.
#2 Nude, matte nail polish at Monique Lhuiller
Nude nails (like barely-there makeup) are hot-as-can-be right now. What makes the look even hotter? Going matte. At Monique Lhuiller, Wanda Ruiz for CND did one coat of CND Stickey Basecoat, a coat of CND Nail Polish in Putty, and a topcoat of CND Super Matte for “a leather velvet texture…an expensive look.” For those who don’t have the best at-home mani skills (ahem, me) this is a great route, as light colors dry fast and disguise mistakes.
#3 White eyeliner at Bibhu Mohapatra
I often see makeup artists line the inner areas of the lash line with dark colors, but lining them with white? Not so much. Maybelline makeup artist Gato Zamora showed me that the right white can take any makeup look—whether it's for work or a night out on the town—to the next level. Zamora used an eyeliner brush and applied Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Too Cool to the bottom inner lash line. Then he swept the same color onto the lid and up towards the brow bone, creating an “elegant face that combined contemporary nuances with an old-fashioned allure.” That…I can work with.
Okay, so maybe these products are still a shout out to my minimalist roots, but they all pair perfectly with a spicy red lip, a messy, tousled bun, and the other fun Fashion Week looks that yes, I will also be experimenting with.
What products are you lusting for post Fashion Week?