Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of my favorite things to do during Fashion Week is track the beauty trends, and I'm loving the Spring 2010 nod to wearable easy looks. Gone are the color-drenched overly made up faces of last season. Christopher Drummond has stopped by tys to talk about his fresh-faced makeup approach for Jillian Lewis' (finalist from Season 4 of Project Runway) Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. Read on to find out how to get the nude-peach look. Christopher breaks it down and it's not hard!
mj: What was your inspiration for this natural/easy look and why do you think this makes sense for Spring?
christopher drummond: I believe in makeup being functional. As far as this goes, peach is a wonderful color that looks good on anyone and everyone. I used one blush color on all the models, and it looked great on every one of them. Also, obviously with spring, you don't want heavy colors. I wanted a fresh look that looked young and new, yet was familiar to everyone. It had a hint of youthful glow that would look good on anyone.
mj: What's the best/easiest way to get the "nude peach" look?
christopher: I also believe that makeup should be simple. This look had only seven Christopher Drummond Beauty products (Veludo Velvet foundation, natural concealer, alluring apricot blush, Aymee eyeshadow, Saude Pele Radiance Booster, and our kissable pink liquid lipstick) Then, we used black eyeliner, and black Maybelline mascara. That's it! It is rare to get a makeup look on the runway that looks so great, yet is truly simple. It's all about the colors and the quality of the products.
How we did it:
*First, we prepped the face, then, used the new serum from Christopher Drummond Beauty (it will be released in October).
*Next, we applied light amounts of my natural concealer where needed.
*Following this, we dusted the model's faces with CDB Veludo Velvet Foundation. It gave the girls that luminescent coverage.
*We followed foundation with Saúde Pele Radiance Booster, as the name indicates, it gives the skin that beautiful golden glow.
*The next step was applying blush very lightly with a brush. Then we used our fingers on the apples of the cheeks with the same peach color. This added depth without having to shade and contour.
*On the Eyes, we used the same technique: first, we brushed on the Aymee Eye Shadow, then we smudged it in with our fingers.
*No lip liner was used. just the CDB all natural liquid lipstick. Again, the same color was used on every model.
*We then lined the eye on the outsides only with a deep black eyeliner, and applied mascara on the lashes in three coats.
Thanks Christopher for stopping by! Wishing you all the best with your makeup line!