Beauty Trends 2008

Beauty Trends 2008EYES
You can blame fashion’s romance with nature and all its earthly trappings for the extra 10 minutes you’ll have to spend doing your eye makeup this spring. Constructed from concentrated hues found only in flora or fauna, eyes with explosive impact or geometric intensity were beauty’s natural phenomena for your face. From clothing that featured origami folds and magnified floral prints to accessories wrought with butterflies and raffia, the season’s dressing required messages that would feel comfortable in Sherwood Forest. Makeup magician Pat McGrath, P&G’s global creative design director, described the thunderous eye at PRADA—swirled with ruby, gold and various metallic shadows—as a creation meant to give “the effect of light filtering through an iridescent dragonfly wing.”

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