Monday, February 4th, 2008

HERVE LEGER | “She’s mean,” is how Val Garland described the tough sexy woman who prances in Herve Leger bandage dresses.  “The Leger lady is severely sexy — not obvious sexy.”  She threw out the smoky cat eye and instead did a liquid sparkly gold eye with a very chalky pink matte lip complimented by a matte cheek with a subtle shine like wetness.

DKNY | Charlotte Tilbury opts to go for a fresh, wide-eyed kind of look.  She used MAC’s to-be-launched mascara for dazzling lashes, while the lips were a mixture of Lush and Rapturous mattene lipsticks.  Cheeks were sculpted and painted a soft pink.

PREEN | James Kaliardos went for a colorface that is reminscent of Kim Basinger in “Nine and a Half Weeks.”  He created a grey, taupe rounded eye using regular powder shadows in combination with cream shadows, and he contrasted it with a red lip.  It wasn’t a scarlet or blood red, but more like a blue based red that borderlines fuchsia with a touch of gold opalescence.

TULEH | Polly Osmond thought of Charlotte Rampling in the 70s for inspiration, which meant a shiny metallic eye that dominated.  She used bronze pigment on the eye with a chocolate shadow in the crease.  Emote blush was used to shade and sculpt the cheeks.  Polly went for tofee lips using 4N lipstick with 2N lipglass.

JOHNATHAN SAUNDERS | Val Garland mixed and layered warm wine tones; claret, tawny port, merlot — and even a little champagne — to add to the list of fall 2008 faces that are romantic, flushed, wind-touched, with both matte and shiny elements.  She calls it “sexy texy.”

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12 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week Fall 2008 – Backstage with MAC at Herve Leger, DKNY, Preen, Tuleh, Johnathan Saunders

  1. MoOn

    wow i like that gold/brown look, what about doing a tut on that hehe. no seriously do you know what they used on that look, thanks

  2. zoe

    wow id love to know exactly what was used on the fourth pic down , i also want the models brows!

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    totally love the gold/brown look

  4. Rusty

    OMG! I love the lip color. Please someone tell me what is it?

  5. Rusty

    Oh, thank you, thank you. I’m totally obsessed with that color.