Beauty Trendspotting: Eww, Pink Eye

This season at NYFW has been really effing weird from a makeup trend perspective. For the most part, faces have been natural with some contouring and highlighting here and there. Lipstick has been practically non-existent (Diane Kendal's gorgeous Helmut Newton lips at Jason Wu being an exception), with some makeup artists even going so far as using foundation and concealer to cover lips up completely. So the color story is in the eyes for spring 2013. And it scares us a little.
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This season at NYFW has been really effing weird from a makeup trend perspective. For the most part, faces have been natural with some contouring and highlighting here and there. Lipstick has been practically non-existent (Diane Kendal's gorgeous Helmut Newton lips at Jason Wu being an exception), with some makeup artists even going so far as using foundation and concealer to cover lips up completely. So the color story is in the eyes for spring 2013. And it scares us a little.
Clockwise from top L: Creatures of the Wind, Donna Karan, Peter Som, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Ann Yee, Marimekko

Clockwise from top L: Creatures of the Wind, Donna Karan, Peter Som, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Ann Yee, Marimekko

This season at NYFW has been really effing weird from a makeup trend perspective. For the most part, faces have been natural with some contouring and highlighting here and there. Lipstick has been practically non-existent (Diane Kendal's gorgeous Helmut Newton lips at Jason Wu being an exception), with some makeup artists even going so far as using foundation and concealer to cover lips up completely. So the color story is in the eyes for spring 2013. And it scares us a little.

We already told you about the blue eye makeup trend, which has shown no signs of stopping. Michael Kors' girls stomped out with a pop of aqua on their lids just this morning. But blue we can deal with. Another mini-trend that we've noticed--the neon pink eye--makes us want to run for some antibiotics rather than our makeup bags.

A light dusting of pale pink shadow is flattering. A huge slash of fuchsia across the lid or rimming the upper and bottom lids looks like you have conjunctivitis. We were most surprised to see this look at Donna Karan, since Donna is such a proponent of wearable looks for real women. However, this is the runway and Charlotte Tilbury (for MAC), who's a master of color, did the makeup, so we'll accept it.

As for us, we think we'll be sticking with hot pink accessories--not eyes--come next spring, thankyouverymuch. Would you wear this look?