The fashion week circuit is one of those times of year where we look at all the trends happening on the runway with a true curiosity and interest, but most of the time we’re thinking about how we can translate some of the styles and beauty looks into wearable day-to-day versions. This year at the Toronto Fashion Week fall/winter 2016 shows, we had a serious revival of ’90s lips (even one jet-black variation) and while some of us are still trying to forget the beauty blunders of decades past, one show gave us some serious beauty inspiration.
At David Dixon, Maybelline New York Canada lead makeup artist Grace Lee created a classic, ultra-wearable beauty look–one that we’re definitely stealing. She explained, “David always wants that classic, beautiful uptown kind of woman,” which is exactly what she showed us backstage before the show on Wednesday.
To create the look, Lee explained, “We went for a very classic Adele liner–that typical very winged out line–and a really nice brow.” Opting for a clean, fresh complexion (one of the reigning trends of the week–contour was used, but blush was scarce at best), Lee used the Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation as a base (and a touch of the new Master Strobe Highlighting Stick) and filled in the eyebrows “if they needed it” so that they could really focus “everything on the eye and the lip.”
The Adele-inspired liner is always the tricky part, but to achieve it, Lee and the team “did a mix of the Gel Eyeliner and the new Master Precise Curvy,” (which we got a sneak peek of backstage), finishing off the eyes with the Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Mascara. and then a mix of the Strobing Stick.
Classic has never looked so easy (or runway-worthy).