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Dior Fall 2010 Couture-Beauty

Dior was channeling some serious florals with their makeup and hair this season.  Eye makeup evoked leaves and colorful petals with their rectangular designs and sweepingly elegant curves in vibrant oranges, greens, electric blues, and dayglo yellows, while hair was reminiscent of topiary sculptures. Skin was kept pale and milky, accented by deep berry and plum lips.  Brows were elongated and enhanced, and nails were painted mainly in matching berry shades complimentary to the lips.  Some of the models also sported “headwraps” fashioned out of stiff, translucent, colored plastic films.

Think that you could ever attempt any of these looks in a more toned-down setting?  Maybe draw some inspiration from the pairing of the deep lips with the vibrant eyes, or the pale, alabaster skin and sculptural hair?  This is perhaps my favorite show regarding beauty looks of Fall 2010 Couture.  How about you?  Did you like the extremely avant garde aspect Dior put out on the runways, or is it simply too eccentric for you?  Let me know what you think in the comments!


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Christian Dior S/S ’11 RTW

Seems like the hair and makeup team at Dior is leaning towards a modernized ’50s glam with their latest runway show, featuring bright, almost Crayola-ish creamy eyes, sumptuous matte red lips, and fantastic florals.  And that little sailor’s cap and the models’ soft-yet-sculpted ringlets? Very romantic, fun, with almost a gamine-like feel to it.  Check out some of the backstage pics:

So, what do you think? Is this a look you would adapt for off-the-runway?  Or does it only deserve a spot on the catwalks?  Lemme know in the comments!

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Stunning Orange Eyeshadow at Armani Privé Fall 2010

Everyone in the beauty industry has been shocked by the rise of the orange eyeshadow trend this year on the Fall runways.  It was perhaps one of the most controversial, and then most widely embraced makeup trends of the season, and here, I believe we can see why.  Artists at the Armani Privé show have created a stunning burnt orange/amber smokey eye that really epitomizes why this color works.  Take a look:

To quickly replicate this eye: Using a damp synthetic brush, pat a dark amber or an orange with a brick base metallic shadow across the entire lid, and blend/fade slightly above crease.  Blend a matte or shimmery black shadow into the outer V of the eye, bringing it slightly more inwards in the crease, and one third of the way along the lower lash line (keep it thin).  Pat a yellow based gold shadow into the inner corner.  Connect the inner corner with the black using the same orange/amber from before, and make sure to keep it really thin; blend well with the black.  Line the waterline in a light gold or white.  Throw on a couple of layers of black mascara (don’t worry if it clumps a bit—it works for this look) on both the top and bottom lashes.  The rest of the face should be left relatively plain, with perhaps a sheer pink stain on lips (or even just lip balm), a peachy cream blush, and a dewy foundation.

Voila! Instant chic.

Thanks to for the photos.

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