Paris was the perfect scenery for fashion designers to unveil their most magnificent couture creations, and because glamor doesn’t end at the garments, the makeup backstage at the spring 2012 presentations were equally fantastic. Demure, fresh faced makeup looks dominated the catwalks during the spring 2012 couture fashion shows, making them a perfect source of inspiration for the new season.

With a certain simplicity, romanticism and elegance attached to them, these universally flattering looks go perfectly from day to evening, so get ready to experience the power fresh, luminous makeup by recreating the following oh-so-gorgeous looks.

Christian Dior’s pure glam looks for the new season wowed the public boosting them into the top must have looks for the season. To top the sophisticated Dior Couture ensembles, the label opted for soft dewy makeup looks based on nudes and soft rose shades. A perfect summery look expressed through perfect skin created through the help of an illuminating foundation will mesmerize any time. A touch of shimmery highlighter applied to the highest points of the face and a dab of nude lipstick will help complete the look, while a soft black mascara coating the eyelashes will create that ultra seductive glamor that will make heads turn.

Simplicity dominated at Armani Prive spring 2012 show, but that doesn’t mean that minimal looks are boring. Expressing elegance and timeless beauty, a bare face makeup look can be a perfect choice with every occasion. The key to this look is a perfect complexion and definition obtained by contouring the face. Obtain the same soft allure by defining the lips with a nude moisturizing lipstick and add a bit of seductiveness to the eyes by coating the upper lashes with lengthening mascara.

A look that never seizes to amaze is flicked liner makeup look and Dior managed to make the best out of this style on its spring 2012 couture fashion show. Donning a soft pearlescent white eyeshadow, perfectly lined cat eyes and long black eyelashes, the models demonstrated the perfection this makeup style carries. No need for anything else as far as the rest of your makeup goes as the seductive power of your eyes will do all the work. However, if you’re a true makeup lover, opt for a lovely flushed look by enhancing your cheeks with a lovely rose tone blush and enhance the temple area with a soft shimmery highlighter.

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