New York Fashion Week: The Makeup Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

One word- Minimalistic

The makeup trend seems to be very minimal this season. Eye makeup doesn’t seem to be the focus. Faces are glowing, fresh & sheer, & lips were either bold or rosey-ish/nude.

Peter Som

Some faces were inspired by the 1960’s, with a subtle violet & darker purple &defined eyes. Rosy nude lips to offset the bright clothes.

Luca Luca

Lipstick is the attention grabber here. Gucci makeup artists creates a fresh clean face, and a red lipstick topped off by a gloss. Eyes were minimal so the lips were the focus.


Many bright clothes for the summer- so nude makeup were the way to offset the bright colorful clothes. Eyes had a sheer glow, with gold cream peachy eyeshadows. Glowy skin & glowy eyes was all over.


The makeup I felt was slightly different was- “Altuzarra”- who went for the same color skin + eyes + lips… but a bold darkened eyebrow- done by MAC

Jason Wu

Again, simple makeup- fresh face, glow of shimmer on cheeks & eyes. Some of the models had a nude lip, & some had an orangy/red lip.


Victoria Beckham

Fresh faces, with a hint of peachy eyeshadow. Contoured cheeks & untouched lips.



Diane Von Furstenberg

Models have a fresh clean face, minimalistic colors- or even none. Black eye liner on upper eyelid. Classy & natural- Done by MAC



Mara Hoffman

Models were beautified by Make Up For Ever. A simple natural brown for the eyes + nude glossy lips. It focused on strong brows, contoured face & a beautiful glow.