The award for most playful makeup at Toronto's World Mastercard Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2015 goes to the delightful pop-of-colour-pretty on the runway for designer Hayley Elsaesser. I'm dying to try this look myself -- who's with me?
Hayley Elsaesser's clothing line shrieks with joyful colour and pattern -- neutral makeup just wouldn't do. Maybelline lead artist Grace Lee decided a restrained hit of colour in the makeup was a must-have, but rather than go with a more expected simple bright liner or a bold lip, she got creative with her application. She smudged a vivid shade of electric blue, orange or green in the centre of the lower lashline, and gave the lips a two-toned finish.
get the look
This makeup is a simple as it looks -- you don't even need a steady hand to get the liner straight because it's a smudge, not a line.
After prepping skin and evening out tone with bb cream and concealer, Grace gave each model a shimmery taupe and silver smoky eye with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Molten Eyeshadows in Plush Fusion and Taupe Craze.
Grace smudged attention-grabbing colour in the middle of the lower lashline. This model is wearing Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Tenacious Teal. Another model wore Baby Lips Electro tinted lip balm in Oh! Orange and another wore Baby Lips Electro in Minty Sheer.
For the lips she used Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Petal Pink, applied with a soft, fluffy-ish brush. Dabbing it on straight from the tube is an option, too.
In the centre she applied Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Vivid Rose, using a more compact lip brush for concentrated and precise colour.
What do you think? Although I don't think you need to be a teen to wear this, I'm going to get my 13-year-old niece to try it -- maybe we'll both do it and take a selfie together!
Will you? Yes? C'mon! It's so fun! And how about the nails??
Photos courtesy of Maybelline Canada.