Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Hey everyone! It’s Temptalia live from New York City, haha! SO, I just got back from backstage at Mara Hoffman, and I have sometime to post, so of course, I must! Above, that’s me on the left (duh) with MAC senior artist Victor Cembellin (who we first met back at San Francisco’s Fashion Week last August). He was working at the Mara Hoffman show, and it was so great to see a familiar face there. It really helped put me at ease instantly!

Backstage is super busy, and everybody is bustling about, so we weren’t able to stay too long (I didn’t want to hog up the artists’ time or get in the way), but we did manage to talk to Christopher D., a MAC senior artist, about the look he was doing on a model for the show. He told us that it was a Moroccan-inspired look with sun-burnt skin that he created using a rich, coppery red cream colour base on the cheeks with pale, nude lips, which he added a touch of lipgelee for a pop of color and make the nude suit the model’s skin better. He was trying out a new mascara with a gel formula that’s slated for fall release, and he loves it more than Zoomlash and Plushlash. It has a much smaller brush, and it does an excellent job of lengthening and separating without any clumping. He kept the skin fairly natural and matte, with just a bit of dewiness on certain areas of the face to highlight it.

Take a peek at some of the other photos I snapped whilst backstage, as I make my way over for the Temptalia Meet&Greet over at MAC PRO in NYC. Hope everybody’s having a great weekend!

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21 thoughts on “New York Fashion Week Fall 2008 – Mara Hoffman Backstage Beauty and Makeup

  1. n.fiona

    omg christine!! you’re in new york. how are you liking it?! the weather is insane isn’t it. lol you’re not far from toronto lol. just hop on by hahhahahhaha… you look fabulous. what are you wearing? beautiful lipstick and all over glow.

    can you specifiy what the model (with curly hair) used. Is that the N collection. Looks like she’s wearing lipstick. what do you think?

    • Hey! It’s pretty good! The weather is actually quite warm for this time of year, lol.

      Honestly… I don’t know what she used – the artists don’t really keep up with the names. I know for her face, it is Rich Spice cream colour base, though.

  2. Lingping

    Ooh, gel mascara! I just got the Kanebo Kate gel mascara, and I totally love it. It goes on so easily, no mess of any kind just nice lashes. Also I love the tiny brush of the Kanebo International 38+, so a Mac gel mascara with a little brush sounds seriously interesting. Now I can’t wait for it to be fall!

  3. Tina

    NYC is amazing, isn’t! Looks like you’re having a great time, and you look fantastic! Thanks for bringing us backstage!

  4. Stacey

    I am so jealous! It looks like so much fun and every time I see photos of fashion week I feel a pang of sadness that I am not getting off my butt and becoming an MA!
    Hope you’re having lots of fun :) Did you know Perez Hilton is there for fashion week as well, courtesy of MAC! :)

  5. Shefali

    Hey Christine! You look really pretty in that top picture! Can you tell us what you used?

    I’m really excited for you and thanks for sending us all the up to date info. I can’t wait for that gel mascara to come out!

  6. Charlene

    You look absolutely gorge! Love ur makeup for this look! :) Looks like u had a real good time too!!! Thanks for posting!

  7. victoria

    looks like you had so much fun and looking great as usual. love the model’s look too. fresh and natural, so n collection.

  8. ugh i got stuck working on Saturday (the 2nd job), and i’m so mad i missed the meetup :(

  9. Erin

    Although this has nothing to do with the post, I would like to posit that Christine would look HOT with retro baby bangs.
    Thank you.

  10. yvette

    Hi, I am an aspiring model I just wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions or advice on how to become a model for events like New York fashion week ???
    if you could help me out it would be most appreciated