Bold colors have been a central motif of the Spring / Summer 2022 runway shows, as makeup artists embrace exuberant shades for the eyes, lips and cheeks. Bright hues have been used to create bold looks at both ends of the spectrum, green and blue liner at Versace and coral glitter pouts at Acne, gold glitter all over at Del Core and OTT sunset blush. at Fendi.
While we are grateful to see the return of bold beauty, there is something to be said for the simplicity that many have embraced during the pandemic. After our makeup bags sat dormant for a long time, we started to appreciate a natural finish – using primer or skin tones in place of heavy foundation, eyebrow gel over ointment and replacing powder blush with cream formulas.
But with our attempt to return to normality arousing a thirst for optimistic colors, how can we consolidate such opposing sensibilities? Let Chloe’s beauty looks provide the answer, via over-the-top neon eyeliner and wet-look highlights.
Skin tones were left largely unrefined, thanks to a barely visible base that allowed models’ skin to show through, gently styled brows, and unadorned, hydrated pouts.
But the nude makeup aesthetic ended at eye level, with makeup artist Hannah Murray applying a shimmering pearly shine to the lids, paired with razor-sharp eyeliner in alternating tones of black and orange. graphic.
The lines were crisp and straight for a punk-inspired version of the classic winged liner. It started at the inside corners before ending sharply towards the middle and starting again at the edge of the eye, where the top and bottom lines eventually met in a harsh, punchy motion.
The hair followed a similar direction, with wet looking strands stuck to the face, as if the wearer’s hair had just been soaked after soaking and was now allowed to air dry.
The end result marked the modern fusion of our competing inclinations – a less is more approach to fun, bold colors, just in time for the sunny holiday season we all deserve.
Adding to the moodboard, immediately.