This past weekend, Paris Fashion Week kicked off with unforgettable Fall 2016 Haute Couture presentations by design houses like Versace, Chanel, and Christian Dior. Most recently, Giambattista Valli showed his Fall 2016 Couture collection on July 4th, where some of our favourite stars sat front row to admire the collections pouf sleeves, sweet flower-bud prints, and empire waistlines.
Among the crowd was L'Oreal muse and fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, who was spotted outside the show wearing an all-white ensemble complete with a fitted corset top, and waist high trousers that tied up at the front. She completed her look with a silver embroidered choker, black heeled sandals and an edgy mini purse that gave her a punk-glam appeal.
The brunette bombshell wore her hair wavy and down, brushing against her shoulders, while her choppy bangs sat messily along her forehead, drawing attention to her baby Kristina strayed away from this season's dewy skin trend, showing off a flawless matte complexion, glam cat-eye, and a plum matte finish lipstick that's ideal for a night out.
KRISTINA BAZAN: MATTE SKIN AND A PLUM LIP
Kristina's makeup is perfect for those who want to step away from the au naturale, no-makeup, makeup summer look, and glam it up a little bit for a night out! Are you ready to look like Kristina? Follow our simple steps!
To achieve Kristina's flawless matte complexion, start off by unifying your base with a cushion foundation. Cushion foundation is ideal for summer nights out because it provides full coverage without feeling too cake-y. Simply pat the cushion into the formula and dab it gently onto your skin. For the ultimate matte finish, apply a loose powder foundation that is one shade lighter than your skin tone under your eyes with a brush, and let it set for about 10 minutes. Sweep the powder off your skin and you'll have the full, matte coverage!
Kristina Bazan is no stranger to the graphic cat eye. She's been spotted wearing it almost everywhere she goes, to the Cannes Film Festival and now, Paris Fashion Week. To copy her look, start off by applying a shade of medium-brown shadow onto your eyelids, extending the colour slightly outwards towards your brow bone and temples. Use a smaller angled shadow brush to apply the same shade of brown just below your lower lash line, creating a shadow.
Dip a medium sized shadow brush into a shimmery white shadow, and place the colour gently in the corners of your eyes to open and brighten them up. Next, use L'Oreal's Superstar black liquid liner to draw a line along your upper lids, extending it out towards your temples into a cat eye.
Apply a few coats of mascara on your upper and lower lashes to add the finishing touches and make your eyes stand out.
For the last (most important!) step, coat your lips with a dark plum shade of lipstick with a matte finish, like L'Oreal's Infallible Le Rouge in Persistent Plum. To create an all-around flawless look, draw an "X" in-between your cupid's bow, then fill it in to create perfectly defined lips.