Where Inspiration came from this season

From bright blue eye shadow to out-to-there hair, runway beauty trends for spring 2004 are anything but boring.MAKEUP

“Brazil.” — Mary Greenwell at Paul Smith
“Jean Shrimpton in a Russ Meyer movie — ‘Faster Pussycat Kill
Kill.’” — Val Garland for MAC at DSquared
“Marlene Dietrich.” — Pat McGrath at Christian Dior
“A shipwrecked Victorian maiden.” — Jeanine Lobell for Stila at Nicole Miller
“A woman who’s been on the road for awhile.” —?Tom Pécheux for MAC at DKNYHAIR

“Native American thick hair.” —?Eugene Souleiman at Donna Karan
“Marilyn Monroe and Anna Magnani.” — Guido Palau at Prada
“Jerry Hall in the late Seventies.” —?Guido Palau at Versace
“Chrissie Hynde and Marianne Faithfull.” — Sam McKnight at Elspeth Gibson
“Alfred Hitchcock and Grace Kelly.” — Orlando Pita at Oscar de la Renta
“The Thirties.” — Orlando Pita at Carolina Herrera
“Chic preppy girls.” —?Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble at Bill Blass

The Blue Period: From cobalt smoky eyes to bright blue mascara to eye shadow swept across the face in a masklike pattern, makeup artists are eyeing all shades of blue for spring.

In the Pink: Whether a petal pink or an in-your-face fuchsia, pink in all forms proved to be spring’s favorite lip color.

You Glow, Girl: The eyes, the cheeks, the lips, even the collarbones had one thing in common — they glowed. From Pat McGrath’s shimmery pink collarbones at Donna Karan to Charlotte Tilbury’s gold cheekbone highlights at Calvin Klein, shine was fine this season.


Skin Deep:
Don’t have perfect skin? Invest in the best concealer you can find. Perfect skin with a hint of a tan was ubiquitous, often set off by a toffee or chocolate-shaded eye.Looking Up: Updos continued to roam the runways, with one, well, twist: these looks were far from perfect. Messy buns, destroyed chignons, bad-girl braids — the point was to show that the girl isn’t a prude.

Sleeping In: The bedhead look was front and center this season, with celebrities ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Marianne Faithfull to Jerry Hall serving as muses.

Just Teasin’: Throw out the flat iron: when it comes to hair, stylists are turning up the volume — in many cases, by dampening hair, braiding it, drying it and unbraiding it, creating luxuriant waves and texture.

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