Paris Fashion Week is the ultimate fashion event of the season. It is when the who's who in fashion and beauty jet set to The City of Light to canoodle in couture. Last weekend, the highly anticipated Louis Vuitton show took place. A special shout out to Marc Jacobs who is celebrating his tenth anniversary there this year!
The show featured tons of soon-to-covet accessories from berets to patent and shearling bags, brushed-gold buckled belts and shiny boots.
The clothes were dark with red, bronze and blue pieces mixed in. There was a lot of leather items featured as well as over-sized sweaters with fitted pants, tailored clothing (pencil skirts, slim pants and jackets) and of course LBD's.
As for beauty, the look was fairly simple. Hair was parted down the middle and secured in a low, teased ponytail so that hair accessories such as floppy hats and berets could be easily modeled. Makeup was neutral and smooth with an accent on heavily lined-wing eyes.
For more pictures and a step by step guide on all of the Max Factor colors used in the show and tips on how to apply them,
- Face: Begin by moisturizing the face with a hydrating cream such as: Oil of Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30. Next, apply concealer under your eyes and to any blemishes or red areas. Then, blend a foundation such as: Pan-Cake Water-Activated Foundation by Max Factor all over your face and top with a powder to set.
- Eyes: Begin with a bone colored shadow and apply it all over your eyelids. Then apply a medium colored brown shadow from the lid to the crease and a darker brown in the crease. Try something like MAXeye Shadows in Beach Brown.
Next, choose a liquid eyeliner like Linemaker Waterproof MAXeye Line by Max Factor in black and beginning from the inner corners and working your way out, line eyes about 3-4 millimeters thick. Be sure and extend the line at least 3 mm outward to create a cat-like effect. Gradually make the line thinner until it becomes a point.
- Cheeks: Cheeks were soft at the show. All you really need is a light touch of color on your apples and your cheekbones. It is important to use long strokes for this look so that it is as natural looking as possible. Try Max Factor's Natural Brush-On Satin Blush in peach spice.
- Lips: Lastly, lips were ever so slightly enhanced with just a touch of a hydrating pink colored lipstick about one to two shades darker than the models natural color of their lips. Try something like Colour Perfection Lipstick in Flushed by Max Factor for a natural pink shade and apply with a lip brush.