As hot summer wanes and cooler fall approaches, makeup artists responded with makeup trends that could heat up the coolest of hearts. At the Alex Perry MasterCard Charity Show in Sydney, Australia, designers chose smoky, mysterious eyes and soft delicate lips for their models to create a vulnerable yet bold look.
Dark eyeliner was applied on the inner bottom eyelid and around the entire eye as was eye shadow that lined the entire outer shape of the eye. Heavy black mascara added the finishing touches.
Lip colors ranged from natural coral to warm skin-toned pink so as not to clash with the heavy eyes. Makeup artists gave mouths either a “stained” appearance by applying color just to the inside of the lips without filling in the entire shape, or a sheer texture by using light gloss to blend the light colors for a natural look.
Rouge on the cheeks was applied sparingly in shades that matched the lips, working together to complement and not compete with the eyes.
The Alex Perry Mastercard Charity Show took place to aid the McGrath Foundation as part of the inaugural Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2008 at Martin Place on Aug. 17.