MAC Backstage, Part II: Spring/Summer 2008

Thanks to MAC Cosmetics and photos from Getty Images and, here is a recap of day two beauty trends straight from Spring/Summer 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Y & Kei

Y & Kei Spring 2008 Y & Kei Spring 2008

Most seasons, clothing trends work with the makeup trends, each coordinating and flattering the other. Not so Spring 08; Y & Kei did their modern hippie dresses, but makeup artist Polly Osmond worked against it. Her faces here were shiny on the cheek and brow bones, with taupe shiny gloss on eyes, and no mascara or discernible brow enhancement. The lips had a lightly bitten look courtesy of MAC’s Cafe Matte Lipstick. “We’ve seen so much brow, lash and lip for fall,” Osmond declared, “now it’s time for a return to iridescence. And beiges and browns are classics, not trendy.” Long live no-makeup makeup!

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller Spring 2008 Nicole Miller Spring 2008

James Kaliardos was having a Twiggy moment for Nicole Miller’s spring show. “I’m feeling Twiggy 1972,” he said, applying mascara on the top and bottom of a model’s eyes—with no liner. While the clothes were chic and contemporary with rushes of goldenrod, the makeup stayed in the pinkberry family, with pale blush high on the cheekbone and a berry stain on the lip. “It’s all about putting a concentration of mascara at the root on the top and bottom of the eye,” he explained, “then you comb it out to the ends.” Welcome back, Twiggy.


LAMB Spring 2008 LAMB Spring 2008

Charlotte Tilbury and Gwen Stefani have this in common: a love of ladies from the fifties and sixties. “We both love that smoky vampy eye,” said Tilbury, who did Stefani’s makeup for her runway walk, too. So for L.A.M.B. spring, Tilbury did what she called a “3-D smoky gray eye” that put charcoal powder at the crease and above the lashes. the face was finished with a very sheer beige lip—and long white shiny fingernails.

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