The Transforming Effects of this Fall’s “New Natural” Face
Posted Aug 30, 2011
I’m Completely Obsessed With Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2011 Runway-Beauty (via Elle.com). Finding a new way to attack the “Natural Look” isn’t an easy task. Every Season we see our fair share of the Smokey Eye/Nude Lip combo, or vice/versa with the Scarlet-Red Lip/Sheer Eye. However, the Autumn months come a knockin’ it’s almost impossible to do an All Natural Face without looking washed-out. September thru November are the “Bold Months” made to pop, not very “Clean Friendly” in the world of Makeup/Beauty.
So I was more than thrilled to see a designer tackle this issue with success. The (celeb darling) Prabal Gurung came at this problem as he does with everything else, a Fresh-Perspective. By accentuating the natural straight line of the brow and added a soft-charcoal on the inner-eye area, some beauty-experts might call him sac-religious. We are never supposed to go near that area with anything but concealer/eye-brightener. But Prabal through that old-thinking out and with a soft peach shadow across the lid and a soft-taupe brow-powder, the effect was transforming.
The girls came out with soft-waves in their hair, accentuated by a few round curls around the face, and a soft-sheer mauve lip. The over-all look is so stunning, it almost has an exotic bird-like appeal. By allowing the brows to form a straight-line that seems to extend down into the beautiful shadow-cast, you go from girl-next-door to edgy-avatar in one perfect step. 2011’s answer to overly straightened hair, and an underwhelming “Natural Look.”