Sexy smudged liner at Dsquared and soft, angelic makeup at Matthew Williamson. Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.
's Gordon Espinet talks, we listen. As the Vice President of Artistry at the cosmetics company, he is the
trend maker when it comes to creating makeup looks for the fashion shows in NYC, Paris and Milan.
Espinet recently gave a preview of the trends to look for this fall (or now, if you want to get a jump start). "I drew inspiration from the late 70s/early 80s," he said. "But it's done in new and interesting ways." In other words, Espinet channeled the sexy
80s (think Debbie Harry) not the cheesy
80s (a la Boy George).
Check out these totally awesome
trends, straight from the catwalk.
Double time: Two-tone neon lips at Emanuel Ungaro. (Feel free to stick to one color!) Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.
Espinet did black rimmed eyes that looked "imperfect but cool. Like a young Hollywood walk of shame." Get out your black eyeliner
and start smudging, stat
Who's That Girl?:
Bold, matte lips done with precision rule for fall. At Emanuel Ungaro
lips got a two-tone shot -- orange on top (try MAC Lipstick in Morange
) and bright purple-y fuchsia on the bottom (MAC's Violetta is a pro secret). Call 800-367-6707 to order the latter.
Espinet loves a "soft, airbrushed effect with no obvious lines." Models at Matthew Williamson
looked ethereal in cloudy gray eye shadow (go for MAC's Print
) and light terra-cotta lips (MAC Lipstick in Half 'n Half
is an earth girl essential).