Monday, February 4th, 2008

SARI GUERON | “Sari’s clothes have a lot of volume this season,” explained makeup artist Gucci Westman.  To counteract this, she opted for “Grey, smudgy, and slept in – very real girl” eyes with nude pink lips.  “She’s the girl we all want to be,” laughed Westman.  “She doesn’t take hours to do her makeup and she still looks good.”

RUFFIAN | It was all about the eyes as James Kiliardos designed the look for the show.  He smeared eyes with a pale gray mixed with violet, followed by gloss “for a hollowed wood nymph effect.”  He did focus on the lips by adding a bright pop of a semi-matte red and purple that showed up as a shocking fuchsia.  He skipped mascara as well as sculpting the cheeks, so the lips could stand out even more.

THREEASFOUR | Gordon Espinet describes the fall look as “radiance,” which inspired his look for the ThreeAsFour show.  The skin is no longer powdered or shiny, just flawless.  He applied MAC’s new mineralized blush to give a look of “faces on a cold winter day” and used a rose lip color that was high glossy in finish and yet not at all frosty.  He used MAC’s #20 lashes  along with Royal Winkd fluidline to make the eyes really pop.

ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH | “Think Bauhaus and pop art,” Philppe Chansel said as he described his inspiration for the looks of the show.  He used bright pops of colors in various uses from blue to green or pink or orange from MAC Chromacakes.  They were created in dome shapes with black liner and false lashes.  He went for a beigey pink gloss on the lips and natural cheeks.

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA | Makeup artist Kabuki was responsible for the makeup seen at the show, where he layered burgundy, pink, and beige pigments to give faces a romantic appeal.  “Think Mary Shelley and Frankenstein,” he described as influences.  “She’s a little bit witch, a haunted woman straight out of the 19th century romanticism.”  She used MAC’s Burnt Burgundy paint stick around the eyes with Taupe over it and adding a coat of gloss.

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ThreeAsFour

Costello

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12 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week Fall 2008 – Backstage with MAC at Sari Gueron, Ruffian, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Costello Tagliapietra

  1. Stupid that they’re using Royal Wink when it’s been dc’d :\

  2. Shefali

    I didn’t Royal Wink was d/c’d. I still have a bunch of it left that I guess I’ll be using soon! Although I use it more as a liner…

  3. Tanya

    I really hope that no one tries to copy these looks…ok on the catwalk…retarded in real life.

  4. wow i love those pops of color
    i so want to try it for my portfolio :) thanks for the inspiration chica!

  5. Sal

    oooh those braids are a bit different. wonder if they’d work off the catwalk. i’m gonna try it; gives me something to do with my crazy long hair. you accept pictures of hairstyles, christine? :p j/k