Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011: Makeup Breakdown

Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Vena Cava @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“It’s a bit French and a bit rock ‘n’ roll… greasy, sexy, and cool.  Makeup is the accessory, the perfect jewel… Playful, but chic.” — Christian McCulloch

Makeup How-to:

  • Eyes: A blend of MAC Silver and 3D Silver PRO Glitter and Reflects Purple Duo applied with PRO Shine Mixing Medium over the eyelids and through lower lashes for a smoky, show-stopping effect. Brows groomed upwards with Clear Brow Set.
  • Lips: Subculture Lip Pencil lightly contours lip with Petting Pink Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 for a healthy, natural finish.
  • Face: Select Moisturecover applied sparingly for a natural finish. Strobe Cream for a subtle highlight over cheekbones.

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MAC @ Vena Cava S/S 2011

MAC @ Vena Cava S/S 2011

MAC @ Vena Cava S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The look is full glamour — Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface 1983.” — Christian McCulloch


  • Contrast, Prussian, and Shadowy Lady eyeshadows — blended together and pulled out from the center of the eye along the crease and lower lash lines for a blue gray smoky eye.
  • Dalliance Mega Metal Eyeshadow (2011) to highlight the inner corners of the eyelids.
  • Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot (2011) blended together on the center of the eyelids.
  • Haute & Naughty Lash in Black with two coats applied to both upper and lower lashes.


  • Subculture Lip Pencil to fill in the lips.
  • Morange lipstick patted over the liner for an orangey red stain.


  • MAC PRO Cherche Blushcreme and MAC PRO Shadester Sculpting Powder to contour just beneath the cheek bones.

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NYFW Fall/Winter 2010: MAC @ Vena Cava

MAC @ Vena Cava

On inspiration, Lloyd Simmonds says, “The designer wanted the girls to look like they spent a day skiing and horseback riding–fresh, flushed but tanned.”

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: M·A·C Pro Powder Blush in Taupe – Softly brushed along the crease of the eyelid. Style Predator Eye Shadow – Brushed over the whole eyelid. M·A·C Pro Shine Wax – App lied over the eye shadow on the eyelid. M·A·C Pro Lash in Black – Applied only to the upper eyelashes
  • Face: Select Cover-Up Concealer – App lied to the skin as foundation. M·A·C Pro Cream Colour Base in Bronze and Mid-tone Sepia – Brushed across forehead and cheekbones for a slightly windblown effect. M·A·C Pro Shine Wax – Applied over the Cream Colour Base across the bridge of the nose to give a dewy finish.
  • Lips: Lipmix in Red – Applied to the natural shape of the lip, to give a sophisticated, matte mouth

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