Saturday, September 19th, 2009

MAC @ Peter Som

The Look

“The inspiration was created after looking through photographs of Brigitte Bardot. These are young girls who want to look made-up. Colourful, sweet and chic.” – Tom Pecheux

Get the Look

  • EYE: PRO Red Violet Eye Shadow – applied to lid, from lash line up to brow and underneath the eye. Fascinating Eye Kohl – added to inner corners of the eye to brighten. Emphasize Sculpt and Shape Powder – layered on top of the Fascinating. Blackdazzle Dazzlelash Mascara – layered through the top and bottom lashes.
  • FACE: Studio Sculpt Foundation – to prep the skin. PRO Bright Coral Blush – swept generously from side of face, over temple, down around to cheek bones. Emphasize Sculpt and Shape Powder – brushed onto the tops of cheekbones and down the nose to highlight. Invisible Set Powder – dusted over skin to create a soft, matte finish.
  • LIP: Pink Burst Lipstick – brushed onto the lips for a fuchsia lip. Invisible Set Powder – tapped over lips for a soft, matte look.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Shiseido @ Narciso Rodriguez

NYFW S/S '10 Narciso Rodriguez

The Look

“Cool Sheik”, “Reverse Makeup”, “Dirty and Smudged”

Get the Look

  • Skin: The models skin was left as pure as possible, using very light foundation where needed.
  • Eyes: Dick first applied a makeup remover around the eyes with a fluffy brush to give a wet base and slightly glossy effect around the eyes. He then blended two shades of the Luminizing Satin Eye Colors from the Fall 2009 Collection, Squirrel (BR303) and Cavern (BR708). He applied the combination of shadows around the eyes (on top and bottom), right into the lashlines. He then used this color on the lids to create “dirty looking eyes.” No mascara or liner is used.
  • Lips: To create a matte lip, Dick blended two shades from the new Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte line from the Spring 2010 collection. Whisper (RD722) and Wink (BR323) were combined to create a flat mauve color, ultimately yielding “smudgy lips”.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Beauty.com @ Vena Cava

NYFW S/S '10 Vena Cava

Hair by Ted Gibson for Beauty.com and nails by butter LONDON for Beauty.com. Nonie from butter LONDON created the shades “Artful Dodger” and “Royal Navy” for this look.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Shiseido @ Marc by Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc by Marc Jacobs

The Look

The look is “Punk rock”, “Painted on lip color,” “Inspired by the bright clothes”.

Get the Look

  • Lips: Lips were prepped with Aquafor before applying color to the lips. Next, the Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Fuschia (RS320) from the Spring 2009 Line was applied, followed by a high pigment bright pink powder. The lips were completed with a dusting of the Translucent Loose Powder from the Fall 2009 Collection.
  • Eyes/Brows: Eyes were left completely natural. Dick then used the Natural Eyebrow Pencil from the Fall 2009 Collection if needed.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 Thakoon

NARS @ Thakoon

The inspiration behind the collection came from the idea of “samurai-meets-surfer.” The collection consisted of so many sharp edges and aqua-blues that deisgner Thakoon wanted the girls to look like warriors so that they could really wear and carry the strong clothing. With such bright colors, the goal was to keep the face a bit more monotone overall but still to impart strength around the eyes and cheekbones.

The Look

A very strong and luminous face is the key to getting this look right. “It’s a beach warrior look – surfer girl meets Seven Samurai,” explained lead artist Diane Kendal. She used a minimal amount of makeup everywhere, but contoured the cheeks and kept the eye deeply set to convey an image of power through minimalism.

Get the Look

Face: Apply NARS Sheer Matte Foundation to conceal imperfections. To achieve luminosity, apply NARS Orgasm Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2010) to the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. To contour and sculpt the cheeks, apply NARS Malaysia Multiple Bronzer and blend into the cheek bones. Highlight the cheekbones and nose with the white side of NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo

Eyes: Apply the brown side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid up to the brows. Blend both NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) as well as the light pink side of NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) into the crease, outer eye and up towards the brow bone. . Apply NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow to the upper and lower lash lines as well as to the crease in the eyelid, blending with the other shadows to create definition. Dust NARS Night Snow Single Eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes

Lips: Mute lips by using NARS Concealer. With your finger, apply NARS Ophelia Lip Gloss (NEW for Spring 2010) to the center of lips

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NYFW S/S '10 Thakoon

Friday, September 18th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 Marc Jacobs

NARS @ Marc Jacobs

François Nars and NARS Cosmetics created the makeup look at the Marc Jacobs SS2010 show.

The Look

The look of the Marc Jacobs collection was inspired by the contemporary dancer, Martha Graham: Old-fashioned and theatrical but graceful and precise. At the same time, however, there was a darker side that was shone through: a quality of gothic romance. Ballerinas with a sense of mystery- as if part of them, along with some of their makeup, had been left behind on stage.

Get the Look

Left-over stage makeup. The models weren’t meant to have perfect makeup- rather, they were meant to encompass a “just came off-stage” effect. “Dancers in theater and opera always have white faces, pointed lips and an eye that is drawn outward, not upward-it’s very theatrical, very ballet,” said François Nars. He stressed the importance of the eye for this look, noting that “the shape of the eyeliner is important- it should open the eyes, especially underneath. The slashes of white is something they used to do in the 70s- it brings a 3-dimensional feeling to the makeup.”

  • Face: Blend NARS Siberia Sheer Matte foundation onto the face. Set with NARS Snow Loose Powder for a white, pirouette-clown look. Subtly contour and highlight, if necessary, with NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo
  • Eyes: Dust the white shimmer from the left side of NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow on the eyelid . Use NARS D.Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) in the crease. Using the NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Nuits Blanches on the top and bottom lids, follow the shape of the eye, elongating it just past the outer corners but keeping the line straight and out, never moving upwards. (Can we fix the bullet I can’t get the same one to work?). Use NARS Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil to enhance the eye. After applying two sets of false eyelashes, apply one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara followed by one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lips: Apply NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (NEW for Holiday 2009) to upper and lower lips, adding an extra layer on the top lip.. Dab your finger along the lower lip to lightly fade the color so that the top lip is darker.

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