Trend Alert SS12: eXtreme Make-up

By  January 17, 2012

Beauty looks were divided into two camps for summer. In one camp, quick, barely-there looks, and in the other, extreme beauty – an aesthetic that’s been building momentum for the past three seasons. First there was coloured hair – candy colours were painted, powdered, dip-dyed, sprayed, streaked….in an anything-goes as long as its colourful approach. At Thakoon, Odile Gilbert opted for vibrant pink, blue and violet hues, it was a similar story at Narciso Rodriguez where hair stylist Eugene Souleiman plumped for orange, lilac, yellow and blue painted roots. Despite her tumbling bright pink locks, model Charlotte Free turned heads at Topshop Unique and Roksanda Illincic.

But coloured hair is only half the story. Make-up artists employed painter palette shades across eyes and eyebrows, shading with abandon. At Meadham Kirchhoff, geometric colour-block brows and lids competed for attention with glossy candy pink lips, whilst at Vivienne Westwood rainbow-ringed eyes were exacerbate d by towering twisted updos.

Perhaps not a look for everyday wear, but if your aim is to turn heads – attention is guaranteed!

Vivienne Westwood SS12

Vivienne Westwood SS12

Vivienne Westwood SS12

Backstage at Thakoon SS12

Backstage at Thakoon SS12

Charlotte Free on the catwalk at Roksanda Illincic SS12

Backstage at Narcisco Rodriguez SS12

Backstage at Narcisco Rodriguez SS12

Meadham Kirchhoff SS12

Backstage at Mark K SS12

Manish Arora SS12

Charlotte Free backstage SS12

by VL

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