04.06.13

CFDA Fashion Awards Beauty Trend Spotting: Barely-There Makeup

CFDA Fashion Awards Beauty Trend Spotting Barely-There Makeup

Quite a few lovely ladies went fresh-faced at last night’s CFDA Fashion Awards, and I absolutely love the look. It’s great for summer–who wants to wear a face full of makeup in the heat?–plus, it typically makes you look younger, too. Win, win.

The ladies who perhaps best embraced the look were Kerry Washington, models Adriana Lima and Erin Wasson and rocker/actress Juliette Lewis.

For Kerry and Erin, the look meant only one swipe of mascara on their lashes, and only lining the outer corners. Kerry opted for a nude lip, and it looks like Erin may have left her lips completely bare.

Juliette and Adriana both only coated their top lashes with mascara, leaving the bottom lashes completely bare. Juliette then opted for blush-colored lips, while Adriana wore a peachy gloss to finish her barely-there makeup.

The best way to recreate the fresh-faced look is by starting with a flawless complexion, and L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur is a great primer to give an air-brushed look to your skin.

Of course going sans base is best, but if you need a bit of coverage (like most of us do), opt for a light coverage bb cream like Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream.

Only applying mascara to your top lashes is the best way to keep your makeup light. Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara in Jet Brown is a gel-based formula that gives a natural-looking finish, plus, using brown instead of black mascara keeps things more subtle.

To give your lips a bit of natural-looking colour, try fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal, which hydrates and plumps the lips, but only leaves a light wash of color–basically making your lips look a slightly exaggerated version of themselves.

Barely there makeup

L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara in Jet Brown
fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal

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Ashley Madekwe In Cushnie Et Ochs – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Ashley Madekwe In Cushnie Et Ochs - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Ashley Madekwe attended the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday evening.

The ‘Revenge’ star joined Karlie Kloss by wearing a dress from Cushnie et Ochs.

Her summery aqua Spring 2013 neoprene scuba dress with a customary cut-out detail was styled with a pair of on-trend white pumps and a gold Charlotte Olympia clutch.

After sporting bangs for a short period, the actress has reverted back to a centre-parted ‘do, opting for natural wavy tresses.

Like many others at this event, Ashley opted for a neutral look beauty-wise, with a nude matte lip colour completing her look.

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04.06.13

Models @ 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Models @ 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Some of our favourite cat-walkers were among the mix of style royalty at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The models definitely had their moment last night, strutting out a slew of bold-name designers and even bolder looks to match.

Adriana Lima: Donning a leggy and luxe Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Fall 2013 confection, this Brazilian beauty did justice to the edgy designer—who was the CFDA International Award Winner—even with black bloomers peeking through the gown. A center-parted ‘do and glowing makeup finished the look. Fellow model Joan Smalls rocked a similar Givenchy sheer design at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Who do you think wore it best?

Miranda Kerr: This model mom made waves with a retro-modern frock by Proenza Schouler. The square neckline and fit-and-flare shape were nothing if not fun and provided the perfect palette for the trippy, painterly cerulean and verdigris hues. More sophistication came with a classic pair of black, triple ankle-wrap Stuart Weitzman heels, Jennifer Meyer jewels and a silver Stuart Weitzman clutch, along with a fuchsia lippie and low bun.

Joan Smalls: The lovely Latina wore a breezy white, strapless Givenchy gown. The matte white panel on the bottom created a sort of casual, sundress feel. But upon closer inspection, it was anything but beach-y with a corseted bodice and sheer lace-embellished skirt. The glittering choker-necklace added a daring, darker note.

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04.06.13

Sofia Vergara In Herve L. Leroux – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Sofia Vergara In Herve L Leroux - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Sofia Vergara put a whole new spin on ‘going green’ at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards last night at Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center.

The vivacious, ‘Modern Family’ star brought out her signature va-va-voom style in a gown by Herve L. Leroux that surprisingly wasn’t strapless.

While the hourglass silhouette was nothing new, the vivid, grassy colour and the figure-flattering draping is what made this look seem like more of a standout.

It’s not like Sofia to not slightly overdo things, and the CFDA Awards were no exception. But there’s no better way to push the over-the-top embellishment boundaries than with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

A collar of emeralds and diamonds drew even more attention to the actress’s décolletage, not that she needed help in this category, while matching earrings and a chain finger-bracelet on each wrist provided more bling.

Long sultry waves and a perfect burgundy-red pout completed this brunette bombshell’s entrance.

Did Sofia’s look have you green with envy?

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04.06.13

Rose Byrne In Thakoon – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Rose Byrne In Thakoon - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Rose Byrne attended the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, hosted last night in New York City at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Quite a few short, cocktail frocks took to the CFDA red carpet, and the ‘Bridesmaids’ actress flaunted one of them in her party-girl dress by Thakoon.

The plunging, black matte paillettes bodice transitioned into a fancy apron-like overlay for the printed and pleated crinkle lace skirt underneath.

Chunky, Ferragamo mauve satin pumps were another puzzling contrast.

She was the presenter for the Accessories Designer of the Year (Phillip Lim took the prize), and I wanted to love Rose’s outfit. But in the end, I was less than thrilled by the way it photographed.

It is hard to argue with a ravishing red-orange lippie. But the tousled hair, with bangs twisted and pinned back at the top, seemed a bit too casual to carry off the rest of the look.

Rona Pfeiffer jewels provided the finishing touches.

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04.06.13

Juliette Lewis In Zac Posen – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Juliette Lewis In Zac Posen - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Juliette Lewis waltzed her way around the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday night at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The actress, who can sometimes bring her wild side to the red carpet, mellowed out a bit in this satiny melon-hued, Zac Posen dress that was simply made to be twirled. (She showed off its delightful spin factor several times.)

With the swingy skirt and off-the-shoulder neckline, there was a distinct vintage appeal that was elevated even more with a pair of oxblood, ankle-strap pumps.

Since she posed with her hands in the frock’s exaggerated pockets for most of the time, there was little cause for a clutch or wrist candy.

A pair of matching gemstone earrings and a loosely upswept, side-parted ‘do was all the styling she needed.

I think the fact that Juliette was having such a blast in this peachy look really made me like it more. Now, get this girl to a dance floor.

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