Here's a beauty equation for you: What the red lip is to fall is what the fuchsia lip is to spring. That is, essential.
I love me some bold lip—especially when it's done like this one at Marc by Marc Jacobs.
(Confession: Marc had me worried for a while there, what with the downright scary faces in his Marc Jacobs show, which happened before this one. Powdered-white skin with clownish brows and lips. Frightening, I tell you. In the next few months, they'll be showing up as "beauty don'ts" in magazines around the world... trust.)
Thankfully, Marc redeemed himself—at least from a beauty POV—with this look. Let's take a gander at the head-to-toe, shall we?
Now at a distance, that bow in her hair is actually pretty adorable, no? Here's the close-up:
Okay... maybe not. For real life, I'd probably swap it out for a cute, Blair Waldorf-style hairband.
But I'm definitely all over this makeup. And how EASY would this be? Nothing on the eyes save a lick of mascara, no blush... just gorgeous matte skin and a matte fuchsia lip. For the skin, may I suggest Giorgio Armani's Lasting Silk Foundation? (Armani foundations are generally considered by makeup artists to be THE BEST—I can remember when I used to do beauty shoots at a magazine I once worked for and they'd always mysteriously go missing...)
As for the lip, I'm partial to NARS for bold colours, and I think Schiap (a semi-matte) is just about the ultimate hot pink.