Thursday, September 22, 2011

Runway Inspiration ~ Gucci Fall 2011

While everyone else has been posting about the recent Spring fashion shows, I have been looking back to the fall runways for inspiration.  Because as much as I enjoy getting glimpses of what is to come, it's nice to find ideas that work for right now.  The makeup at Gucci's fall show was a favorite of mine because it was so sophisticated and simple.  And it couldn't be more perfect for this time of year...

If you're used to wearing a bright red shade, change it up with this deeper burgundy hue for a classic but fresh look.  Be sure to follow my steps (outlined here) for prepping your lips.  I've found the easiest & most precise way to apply is with a lip brush - start in the center of your lips & work your way out until full coverage is achieved.  I also like to blot once for a more natural look.  If you're not comfortable with a matte finish or need extra moisturizing, you can add a clear gloss on top (just in the center of your lips).

The other key here is balance.  This is a deep, rich you want to scale everything else back.  The eye makeup is simple: there may be a slight taupe shadow across lids or in the creases here, but no eyeliner - just several coats of black mascara.  Define your brows, do a quick & light sweep of blush or bronzer (if you're fair like me) and that's it! 

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Alysson said...

oh my so fun!!! I don't know if I could do that, but I wish I was brave enough

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i bought really red by revlon and it is VERY bright so i am going to look for one of these today! thank you for the tip!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

fun! Don't think I could quite pull this off, but I love the look of it on others..

Real Girl Glam said...

Love love love this take on the red lip. Perfect for fall.

Amber from Real Girl Glam

anieberry said...

What's the name of this model? I love this post!xx