I was appalled by this new look from Paris fashion week! Then I was attracted to it. Then appalled again and attracted again, before I conceded to having mixed feelings about it. 80's references have popped up all over the runways, and not just on clothes.

In the Emanuel Ungaro show, the era was brought back to life in form of two-toned lips. A bright fushia and striking orange combo was enough to conjure flashbacks of Madonna in her "Like A Virgin" heyday. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics made a modern interpretation by using this color on a blank canvas left bare.

The faces on the catwalk showed no traces of makeup, save for their statement lips.

Another tip he gave was to slick on the darker color on both lips to act as base, before adding the brighter color on the top lip. But I'm still not sure the modern version is wearable on a real-life setting.



Costume National's interpretation was a bit more toned down, in red and wine rues. I found that these could be more doable off the runway!


What do you think of this new trend? Would you be willing to rock this bold look or should it be saved for editorials and runways?