First look: Bottega Veneta Spring ’10

Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 beauty, fuchsia lipstick

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: what the red lip is to fall/winter, the fuchsia lip is to spring. And here it is at Bottega Veneta in Milan—although a slightly different take to the interpretation at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Here, it’s worn with dewy-fresh skin. Don’t you just love the contrast between the perfectly-applied lip and the bare, au naturel face? SO fresh. (Because matte, truth be told, can take you into old-lady territory… I don’t care how “in” it is.)

One lippie that I think will work for this look is Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss Stick in Pop Pink (I *think* it’s the third one in from the left in the pic below). It’s sort of a hybrid gloss-cum-lipstick and VERY highly pigmented.

esteelauder purecolorglossstick First look: Bottega Veneta Spring 10

One more thing about this look that I want to point out. Notice how she’s not wearing mascara (gasp!) and her eyelashes are NOT EVEN CURLED. But you know what? It looks good, doesn’t it? Let me let you in on a little beauty editor secret: NOT putting anything on your lashes can actually make you look younger. I know, it sounds like crazy talk in this mascara-obsessed world (okay, that’s MY world). But try it! You’ll see.

Oh and the bleached-out brows? Let’s not even go there. I’m just going to pretend they didn’t happen, because otherwise this makeup is just about perfect.



Tuesday, October 6/2009 at 9:54 pm

I love this look — adore the lips.

I actually think this works because the brows are bleached. Gives the model, who already has large eyes, an even MORE wide-eyed look, and that perfect, perfect, luminous skin… makes me want to try the look, what with my own barely visible brows and almost-nothing lashes. Only my barely visibles look like mistakes, where as hers are clearly on artistic purpose. *sigh*


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, October 7/2009 at 9:57 am

Yes I started looking at the photo again and not minding the brows actually. I think you need to be naturally blonde for it to work properly though!


Wednesday, October 7/2009 at 10:48 pm

I agree. Naturally blonde. Which I am not. Which makes my sparse brows (by my own overtweezing hand years ago, I confess) and deficient lashes (G.O.D.’s doing, darnit), less than ideal. *sigh again*


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