Friday, March 14, 2008

India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2008 Fall Beauty Preview, Part I

The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2008 kicked off on Wednesday, and designers showcased a variety of beautiful clothes. While the desi models looked gorgeous, I do wish makeup artists for the shows varied the looks a bit...most stuck to either a charcoal smokey eye with nude lips or a strong red lip. Desi women can wear so many different pigments, though, so it would be wonderful to see a little more variety in makeup hues!

Kavita Bhartia featured the most unique makeup look with models' eyelids awash in a pretty, periwinkle blue. The cheeks and lips were kept simple with a bronzey nude shade.

At Vikram Phadnis, models sported very smoky charcoal eyes, with opaque black shadow on the lids smoked out to a silvery gray right below the brows. Cheeks were heavily contoured with a matte bronze shade and lips were left nude.

At Varun Sardana, bright, matte red lips and bronze cheeks gave models a fresh appearance. The face was left matte as well.

Tarun Tahiliani took a cue from the nude trend storming the makeup industry. Models' eyelids were shaded with taupe while brows were defined and very little mascara was used. Lips were left bare and matte while cheeks were lightly contoured with a blush only one or two shades darker than the models' skintone.

Suneet Varma complemented his earth tone clothing with brick red lipstick and rust colored cheeks. Blush was applied directly on the apples of the cheeks rather than on the cheekbones.

Rohit Bal featured very strong, black cat eyes softened up with peachy bronze eyes and lips. The model pictured above, Lisa Haydon, is one of the new "it" girls of the Indian fashion industry.

At Ritu Kumar, softly blue-washed lids were set of against bright red lips and red stained cheeks. Not the most wearable combination in real life but nevertheless, it was nice to see something a little different.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you 100% that desi mua's seem stuck on a few different looks. add to that list the usual peachy/mauve shadow with champagne highlighter (i love champagne highlighter but that combo is so often the case), mauve lip combo. I love it but how many times can you do that? us desis love colour. i mean isn't fuchsia a neutral for us?


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