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A Step-by-Step Guide to Oriental-Inspired Make-Up

It can be argued that there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the fashion industry and with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week taking place in New York City from 12-19th February, we are here to tell you that Oriental inspirations are going to be incredibly prominent, not only on the catwalks, but in the designers’ choice of make-up styling. Throw in the ever-experimental addition of bright florals and then you’ve really got something to be excited about. Issey Miyake, Carven and Maison Martin Margiela a strong representations of how this craze hit the catwalk last year and you are about to see a lot more in 2015, mark our words.

Being one of the top up-and-coming modeling agencies in NYC, it is important that we here at Boon Models are on top of all of the most influential trends. Therefore we have put together for you a few hints from our helpful make-up artist companions, in order to set you up for one of the most exciting fashion weeks ever. No problem, you can thank us later 😉


When you think ‘oriental’ it is easy to presume that we’d advise you to go for a paler complexion. This is not necessarily the case in this particular instance because our aim is to add a modern twist. Therefore, all we ask is that you make sure that the natural contours of your face are well defined with a great bronzer and blush so as to add a certain amount of ‘drama’. If any of you are in doubt of a ‘go-to’ make-up company for this then Bobbi Brown is your guy.


When it comes to the eyes its important to keep it subtle, with a thin stroke of black eye liner, combined with your best lengthening mascara or lash primer. We have also been advised that clear gloss is the next big thing for your eye lids to keep them looking bright and neutral so try dabbing on a small amount of lip gloss – yes you heard the right, we said LIP gloss – and see how you get on. You will find that if you get this right then it will represent understated drama at its best.


And now for the main event: the bold matte lip. We’d highly recommend that you choose a darker red to bring an element of the nineties to the mix and most definitely have your lip liners at the ready. Matte lipsticks are absolutely stunning and if you’re having any trouble getting it to stick then why not try blotting then reapplying to add more staying power? And remember: never actually kiss people’s cheeks. It’s all about the air kisses, darling,