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Thursday, February 7th, 2008

BADGLEY MISCHKA | Tom Pecheux designs the look that focuses on a multi-layered colored eye that goes from brow to lid.  It goes from burgundy to brown to golden bronze with golden pigment just above the pupils.  In fact, it was a rose pink, a new MAC pigment for fall, nameless thus far.  “Then I put a bit of green inthe corners of the eye — just for fun!” he added.  Lips were beige and glossy, rather late seventies a la Lauren Hutton.

Look Breakdown | MAC Select Moisturecover was worked into the skin to help hydrate the skin, followed by a dust of Invisible Set Powder to create a soft, matte finish. Salsa Rose and Devil Powder Blushes were brushed high on the cheek bones with MAC Brush 116.  MAC Tarnish Eye Kohl and Chocolate Brown Pigment were mixed and applied with Brush 275 onto lid in an almond shape. Copper Pigment and Reflects Gold was layered on top to add a touch of shimmer. MAC Newly Minted Eye Shadow was patted into the inner corner of the eye, followed by Mystery Eye Shadow dusted over the lids to finish the look. Lashes were coated with Zoom Black Mascara.  MAC Wildly Lush Plushglass was applied to the lips.

“Mixture of texture and style – colourful, rich, young and playful,” says Tom Pecheux.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER | Val Garland created a look with a full-court, all-color eye socket using a pigment in a heavy grey blue that melded into inky blue, purple, and burgundy.  She described it as, “Quite reflective” and “quite liquidy.”  The rest of the face was neutral bare, with a sheer vino lip.

Look Breakdown | MAC Face and Body Foundation was used to prep the skin, followed by Bamboo Créme Colour base brushed with MAC Brush 188 to lightly shade the cheeks. MAC Smolder Eye Pencil was applied to bottom lash line, as well as inside the water line of the eye. Indigo Eye Pencil was used as a base on the inner and outer corners of the lid, blended up from lash line to brow. Using 239 and 224 Brushes, Blue Pigment was layered on top. MAC Plumed Violet Créme Colour Base was applied to the centre of lid with Brush 272, followed by Violet Pigment layered on top with a 239 Brush. Reflects Blue Pigment was applied to the inner and outer corners of the lid to intensify the colour. Night Moth Eye Pencil was applied to the bottom lash line and blended out with a 239 Brush. Beauty Marked Eye Shadow was pressed into the Night Moth with a 239 Brush to define the eye.  MAC Night Moth Lip Pencil was applied to the lips and blended with Brush 318.

“Marbleizing of three colours – inky blue, rich burgundy and intense purple. Dramatic, but poetic at the same time. The look is a Lolita Lempika painting mixed with a Deborah Turbeville photograph,” says Val Garland.

RODARTE | Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s clothes are froty couture-like confections–completed concotions that are always colorful and textural wonderlands.  James Kaliardos chose a frosted winter lip, using sheer layers of matte and sheen throughout the plains of the face, working with light and texture.

Look Breakdown | Skin was paled down with an application of Face and Body Foundation, followed by White Paintstick. Luna Créme Colour Base was applied with fingers to the bridge of the nose and cupids bow.  Paintsticks in White and Pink Vivid were applied to the lid, followed by Underage Lipgloss. Fuchsia Pigment was brushed onto the outer corners of the eye and under the lower lash line with Brush 210.  Lips were prepped with an application of PRO Lip Erase, then Desire Lipstick was brushed onto the lips.

“Japanese horror movies; ethereal, dark and dreamy – transparent, pale skin, hardcore vamp lips, accentuated cheeks and delicate eyes,” says James Kaliardos.

J. MENDEL | Mendel’s girls are chic, svelte, smart, social, and rich.  Gucci Westman kept their faces matte and clean with a caramel cheek and lip tones with bronze pigment on the lids with just a touch of gray.

Look Breakdown | Makeup artist Gucci Westman used MAC Cosmetics to create a metallic eye to represent the richness of Mendel’s clothes, as well as the legendary site of the show. “I am very inspired by the Plaza. It is fitting for Gilles [Mendel]‘s clothes, with the rich textures in the environment and its gold gilding. Gilles has a lot of brown and gold in the collection and I wanted to extend that into the makeup.” Westman covered lids with a smoky, metallic brown shade and lined eyes with a gold liquid liner. Natural skin and lips kept the focus on eyes, which were without mascara.  (Source:  WWD)

BEHNAZ SARAFPOUR | With Gucci Westman at the helm, she did two-thirds of the models in a gray eye from lid to brow, with the other third in either lime green or fuchsia purple from lid to lash.  She even used the respective colors to “flock” the lashes instead of contrastign with dark mascara.

Look Breakdown | MAC Select Moistureblend Foundation was blended with a 217 Brush where needed. MAC Canary Yellow and Bitter Eye Shadows were applied with a 252 Brush from lash line to just above the crease and also along the lower lash line. The eye shadows were blended in a round shape, around the eye with a 224 Brush. MAC Myth Lipstick was applied with fingers.

“It’s a fun season to be bold and get your rocks off as an artist. It’s all about enjoying colour, textures and freedom of expression,” says Gucci Westman.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008

THAKOON | Makeup artist Gucci Westman and designer Thakoon Panichgul partnered for the fourth season to create yet another inspired look for Fashion Week.  Gucci wanted makeup that was sweet but tough to complement Thakoon’s extensive color palette of greens, burgundies, yellows and fuchsias and interesting layers and patterns.

Gucci focused on a beautiful wash of color that when seen on the runway blossomed on the models’ faces.  “As a makeup artist, I love the look of artists’ pastels,” says Gucci.  Using a mixture of pink and lilac blushes, Gucci created a soft cheek.  Placement of the color was important as she didn’t want a traditional blush look.  After applying the color higher up than normal, just below the eye, Gucci made sure the blush was not too severe or too low on the face by blending with a foundation brush.

Working her way up to the eyes, Gucci layered and blended deep gray light gray, white and soft purple shadows on the lids.  Gucci curled the lashes and lightly dusted them with powder.  Everything about the look was matte except the lips.  Combining cream blushes and a boysenberry gloss from the Fall 2008 collection, “Maharani Jewels,” Gucci created a mauvey lip stain with a bit of sheen, which perfectly complemented the pale palette of the face.

Look Breakdown | [By Lancome] Chic Cassis and Retro Rouge Color Design Cream blushes, Maharani Jewels Juicy Tubes (Fall 2008), Statuesque and Ciel du Soir Color Design Shadows, Foundation Brush #2

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create an easy neutral eye, perfect for work, most occasions, even Valentine’s Day! If you have questions, feel free to ask, as the whole point of this is to help you!

You will need: Cash Flow paint pot (creamy base in an antique gold tone), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Patina eyeshadow (dirty brown-gold), Bronze eyeshadow (dark brown with shimmer), Smut eyeshadow (dark cool brown) Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), Plushlash mascara (black mascara). For cheeks, Margin blush (dark coral-pink) was used; for lips, Russian Red lipstick (red) and Russian Red lipglass (red) were used.

Brushes: 219, 239, 249

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I tried to do something kind of “classic” in terms of makeup for upcoming Valentine’s Day. (I wore the complete opposite practically when my boyfriend and I went out on our early Valentine’s dinner on Monday–I’m sick and didn’t want to lose my taste if we went closer to the date, ha.)  By the way, I put on false lashes in less than a minute! Success!  Finally!  Seriously, I have always been 100% lash stupid.  I felt like dancing ;)  Also, working on a tutorial as you read this… Done!

I used Cash Flow paint pot all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Patina eyeshadow on middle lid, Bronze eyeshadow on outer lid, Smut eyeshadow in outer crease and very outer corner, Bamboo eyeshadow on brow and above crease, Smut eyeshadow on lower outer lash line, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower waterline. I had Margin blush on cheeks with Sculpt sculpting powder to contour. I wore Russian Red lipstick with Russian Red lipglass on lips.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

She used…

Eyes
Uppity fluidline all over lid as a base
Family Silver MES – the lighter side on inner lid, darker side in
crease and blended above crease
Teeny bit of carbon in the outer crease blended upward a little
Graphblack technakohl
Plushlash
Dancing light beauty powder on brow to highlight

Face
Mineralize Satinfinish NC20, Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural in Light,
Moisturecover concealer in NW20, brow shader in Porcelain/Browning,
Blushbaby on cheeks and Dancing light b/p to highlight.
Moonstone lipgelee on lips

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