BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 – Beauty Report

by Mynxii White

There was a drastic difference between the boudoir bondage and the beauty that accompanied it this season at BCBG Max Azria. Heavily influenced by Helmut Lang’s black and white photography, we see a more rigid side of spring; leather harnesses layered over lace and tulle explore a delicate duality between the femme fatale and lovely lady within the collection. Hair was in slight disarray; center partings were messy and disheveled in a devil may care attitude. Texture was light and airy, a tousled, tumbled effect. The makeup was along the same lines, easy and fresh with a casual flair.

The illusion of “right out the door” makeup predicts a simple look for this season, products minimal and uncomplicated. A light, nude shadow was swept upward on lids into natural, furrowed brows. A quick smudged black pencil lined upper and lower lids for an effortless focus on the eye. Spot treated with concealer, muted, matte skin was smooth and straightforward in its application. A light pop of pinky coral on the lip was almost like an afterthought, something that can be used to glam up a face in under 10 seconds. This is the perfect five min makeup look for the chic, summer girl in the city, structured in style, with an accessible beauty look.