Destination Wedding Makeup

This season gave us a mix of the expected and unexpected on Indian & international runways. We got a pretty good dose of just-back-from-the-facialist skin, beautiful sunkissed cheeks and brazen use of blush—everything we’d usually look forward to in the season. But runway makeup artists also threw a few surprises our way with indulgent glitter, rich metallics and arresting pops of neon, graphic shapes.


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Bring on the Heat

Blame it on global warming if you will but makeup artists took their cues from rising temperatures to herald a major comeback for bronzer. At Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Alberta Ferretti and Michael Kors we saw warm tones used all over the face to create a summery après-vacay mood.  


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Peddle to the Metal

Intense, hi-shine metallics were everywhere last season, and if you invested in the Manish Malhotra Eye Shadow palettes, featuring the iconic gold & copper foil formulas, this season it’s going to look like a great investment. The trend evolved from dark broody metallics into jewel tones seen at Versace and gold foils on the girls at Thom Browne.


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Glitter Bomb

We didn’t get a repeat of Giambatista Valli’s A/W theatricality with faces flushed with glitter, but the trend had a few unforgettable avatars this season. We saw gloriously speckled lids at Simone Rocha, scattered gold glitter at Kate Spade, galaxy-inspired glitter at Tadashi Shoji and glitter accentuated inner corners at Missoni. But the sparkling lips at Jeremy Scott were everything. Get the look with our LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles.

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Get Graphic

Those with a minimalist beauty aesthetic will appreciate the fact that graphic eyeliners are still going strong. There seem to be no limits to the shapes you can create—exaggerated and forked at Drome, sharp hollow wings at Rahul Mishra or floating cat-eye triangles at Rochas. They’re the raison d’etre for our Stay Defined 2 in 1: Liquid Eyeliner + HD Brow Powder.


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Neon Lights

If you’re missing spring’s pastel shades, the neon trend will cure your craving for colour. At Rodarte, makeup artist James Kaliardos created a vivid pink eye, lip, and cheek look. The girls at The Blonds wore neon green eyeliner, the one ones Christian Siriano flaunted acid lime lids, while the Manish Arora sent his lineup down the runway with neon warpaint.


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First Flush

Bring out the romantic in you with the bold blush trend. The key is draping: using blush to contour your face. For inspiration look to Brandon Maxwell, Jonathan Simkhai, Hellessy, Pamela Roland and Badgely Mishka.