It used to be that designers settled on one uniform look with the hair and make-up team and that was that—buns and smoky eyes for everyone. Occasionally, a supermodel of the highest order might show up late to close a show and walk the runway as she was, but a model’s individual bone structure and personality didn’t come into play in such a big way until now. One of the biggest trends backstage at the spring/summer 2016 shows was putting multiple lipsticks in rotation, namely red and nude—we saw it at Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, DKNY, where make-up artist Yadim attributed the new attitude toward “a realisation that make-up and trends are not set in stone and you’re not going to be irrelevant if you don’t follow a trend that doesn’t work for you.”
Burberry Make-up Artistic Consultant Wendy Rowe alternated between using Burberry Lip Cover in 'Oxblood' and 'Nude Beige', but after seeing how flattering the dark, velvety shade was on a range of skin tones and hair colours, we have a hard time imagining the woman it wouldn’t work on.
A good reminder that there’s so much more to red lipstick than bright blue-red or bright orange-red and what looks 'goth' in the tube can be totally gorgeous on...
Via Harper’s Bazaar US