Best of Beauty: Lakmé Fashion Week
Our edit of the top looks fresh off the runways
Dotted wing at Sailex Sping/Summer 2014
White stays strong as a trend as seen in the form of dramatic scribbles over the lid at Anita Dongre. Metallics don’t die with the winter, but come back as a glamorous, soft smoky eye in brown at Neeta Lulla and the double wing at Huemn. We can report that the dotted wing at Sailex definitely made us pick up our liners and give it a go.
Tip: If you’re not ready to go all out with white liner, try just lining the inner edge of your eye with it as a highlighter.
White eyelids at Anita Dongre Spring/Summer 2014
Metallic smoky eye in brown at Neeta Lulla Spring/Summer 2014
Double wing at Huemn Spring/Summer 2014
Dewy skin and strategic highlights took centre stage at most shows, along with sculpted features. The overall trend with skin was nude and illuminated as seen at Papa Don't Preach, Mrinalini Chandra, Asmita Marwah and Pretty Stoned.
Tip: Gold eyeshadow mixed with a little foundation makes the perfect substitute for illuminator. Just dab along your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose and right below the brows to add definition to your face.
Dewy skin at Papa Don't Preach Spring/Summer 2014
Strategic highlights at Mrinalini Chandra Spring/Summer 2014
Contouring at Asmita Marwa Spring/Summer 2014
Luminous skin at Pretty Stoned Spring/Summer 2014
Metal flowers at Shyamal and Bhumika Spring/Summer 2014
Braided updo at Manish Malhotra Spring/Summer 2014
This season at Lakmé Fashion Week saw many summer beauty staples – punchy lips, updos, floral hair accessories – and a few unusual looks as well: icy pink pouts, spray painted make-up, summer metallics and creative ways to line eyes.
We went behind the scenes to bring you an inspiration board.
If we had to guess the favourite colour with designers this season, it would have to be orange. The pastel coral at Manish Malhotra was one of the biggest hits on the runway.
We also loved the magenta lips at Krishna Mehta: a spring-appropriate, brighter version of wine. The pale pinks at Jade by Monica and Karishma and the nudes at Anavila stood out, and prove that pale can look great on Indian skin tones, it’s just a matter of finding the right shade.
Tip: Make your favourite wine lipstick work for summer by using it as a stain: apply, blot and top up with a slick of balm or gloss.
Icy pink lips at JADE by Monica and Karishma Spring/Summer 2014
Photographs: Shivaji Juvekar
Nude lips at Anavila Spring/Summer 2014
Pastel coral lips at Manish Malhotra Spring/Summer 2014