By this, I mean totally nude, washed out face, maybe sculpted with highlighter. Lips lacking in color. No blush. Maybe some eye pigment. Why am I drawn to this? I've been told by more than one person that it's corpse-like and creepy. But still, I LOVE IT!
A few days ago, Style.com's beauty bloggers wrote about makeup artists ditching the blush on runways this fashion week. I was never a huge fan of the stuff to begin with. Thoughts?
Models at Rodarte:
Image via style.com
At Katie Gallagher (glorious, no?):
Image via Good Morning Midnight
And, an old Vogue Italia cover from Jan 2009 that's as lovely now as it was a year ago. Classic (bronzed) nude face, by Pat McGrath:
And lastly, my own take on mannequin head. I can't even tell you how delighted I was to find that MAC's "Lip Erase" in Dim is no longer a Pro product (meaning, they sell it at the MAC counter in regular department stores). It completely and absolutely obliterates all pigmentation in the lips, almost like concealer, but it's technically a lip balm. A little drying, but I think it's worth it, and definitely one of my favorite makeup products, ever. Other than that, I'm sporting NARS foundation in Siberia, extreme gobloads of MAC's eyeshadow in texture, and some random drugstore black liner/mascara. No blush.
So what will you be doing to your beauty routine this season? Switching it up? Same old/same old? Throwing away the blush and gobbing concealer on your lips? Or clutching the peachy powder with an icy grip of death?