Mint Green (seen at Chanel, Valentino)
Be it a purse, suit, ring or nails, this peppermint hue was everywhere on the runways. Slick the jade shade on nails and you’ll be marking your territory as the fashionista in your circle. Try N.Y.C. In A New York Color Minute Nail Enamel in East Village, an aquamarine teal that’s available at drugstores, Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green or NailEZEE in C. Lately (call 800.684.0650 to order).
Semi-matte Skin (seen at Diane Von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino)
Neither dewy nor flat, skin this season is clean and natural. This finish requires a sheer layer of base that will even tone and hide flaws and still allow freckles to show through. At Diane Von Furstenberg, makeup artist James Kaliardos lightly applied MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation.
Contoured Cheeks (seen at Zac Posen, Matthew Williamson)
Instead of dusting peaches and petal pinks on the apples of cheeks, the focus is on defining them. To do that, makeup artists including Lucia Pieroni, who created the above look at the Zac Posen show, accentuated the cheekbones using a taupe blush or matte bronzing powder. Copy this sculpted effect by sweeping the color underneath the cheekbones up toward the temples.