Shimmery, glittery makeup is a New Year’s Eve cliche for a reason–nothing is more festive than a bit of sparkle. But this season, there are plenty of new ways to wear glitter, ranging from the discreet to the extreme. At the Spring 2017 fashion shows, manicurist Tracy Lee delicately painted the models’ nail beds with a tiny line of the stuff against a bare nail at Rodarte, makeup artist Val Garland painted various shapes onto the models’ foreheads to look like silvery tattoos at Giamba, makeup artist Pat McGrath added glitter to lips and necklines at Maison Margiela, and one lucky model at Yves Saint Laurent even walked the runway with a glitter embellished breast.
But the best use of glitter this season was at Fendi, where makeup artist Peter Philips did not hold back and covered every models’ lips with mounds of the stuff in a pale salmon shade. The inspiration? Disney cartoon and video character Vanellope von Schweetz. “I wanted to achieve in a natural air by using a nude shade,” he explained. “You can almost imagine Vanellope taking a bite out of a glitter frosted donut!”
Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were amongst the models in the show. Is that enough evidence?
Prepare Yourself: Glitter Is All the Rage for Spring 2017
On the runway at Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2017.
On the runway at Giamba Spring 2017.
Backstage at Fendi Spring 2017.
Backstage at Rodarte Spring 2017.
Easy Holiday Makeup Looks to Try Right Now
The Inspiration: “Joan Smalls & Karlie Kloss: Super Modern Supermodels” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine July 2012.
“Nothing says holiday like a red nail or lip” – Rickie de Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois, $35, tomford.com.
“Finding the right red is like finding the perfect apartment—illusive and trying at best. This true red is ultra flattering, and the gorgeous tube makes pulling it out in public, almost obligatory.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor
Diorific Mat Lipstick in Fabuleuse, $38, dior.com.
“Just a hint of glitter.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Director
Lancome Artliner in Bronze, $31, bloomingdales.com.
“Whenever I hit the town, Lauren Remington Platt’s home beauty service gets me ready. A makeup and hair professional comes to your apartment and within an hour I’m holiday party ready.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer / Associate to the Editor in Chief
Book an appointment at vensette.com.
“It can be tricky to find a shade for brown skin tones that doesn’t look chalky or ashy. A little bit of this goes a long way.” – Sharlyn Pierre, Researcher
OCC Loose Colour Concentrates in Mimosa, $14, occmakeup.com.
“For an especially fancy party, I like to hand the makeup over to the experts at Rouge, where I know the smokey eye I request will be perfect.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director
For appointments, visit roguery.com.
“This glowing eyeshadow palette adds a festive touch, even for those who prefer the natural look.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor
Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Jello Color Eyeshadow Palette, $39, sephora.com.
“Red lipstick looks a bit too harsh on me. I love wearing feminine shade of pink from Edward Bess during the holidays, especially paired with less feminine outfits like a black jumpsuit and blazer instead of a dress.” – Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Blushed Orchid, $35,
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