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essica Varela is a San Diego based makeup artist with more than 11 years experience creating looks for weddings, special occasions, print, the runway, and television. 


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Best of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 Makeup Trends

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Tippi Hedren inspired makeup at Mugler

Tippi Hedren inspired makeup at Mugler

I know it may be hard to think of fall when spring hasn’t even begun, but the best makeup trends at Paris Fashion Week (Fall 2013) can work just as well for spring and summer as they do for fall. In fact, what seemed to be the most popular beauty trend of the week –the “no makeup” makeup look – can be worn year round.

Looks featuring color stood out among the drones of barefaced beauties on the runway. Louis Vuitton and Véronique Branquinho showed versions of dark, red stained lips, and Cedric Charlier’s models walked the runway with a red graphic eye. But I think the prettiest and most wearable makeup looks at Paris Fashion Week were seen at Mugler and Givenchy.

At Mugler, key makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury drew inspiration from 50/60’s Tippi Hendren – creating a “bushy brow, matte coral lip, and glossy eye.” According to, the eyes were washed with a layer of MAC Camel Coat Paint Pot and then coated with a sheer layer of MAC Lip Glass. Individual lashes were applied to top lashes and cheeks were brightened with a matte peach blush.

Want to duplicate the look? Pick up NARS Niagra lipstick and NARS Gina blush. Also, don’t forget to darken your brow with a brow pencil matched to the darkest shade of your hair.


WIne-stained eyes at Givenchy

WIne-stained eyes at Givenchy

At Givenchy, key artist Pat McGrath worked her magic creating a look that perfectly complemented the models’ crazy neon colored helmet hair. Glossy wine-stained eyes and natural lips kept the look simple. Keep in mind, when recreating wine-stained eyes; choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Red-based shadows and creams can turn wine-stained eyes into sick, tired eyes if the right shade of color is not chosen. My pick for the eyes – NARS Multiple in Malibu. Finish the look with a sheer matte foundation buffed into the skin and a thin coat of MAC Lip Conditioner on the lips.

Please note: Camel Coat Paint Pot will not be available till Autumn/Winter 2013. Recommendations are based on a light to medium skin tone. 

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