Make Up For Ever @ The Vessel by Lois S/S 2011 Backstage

Make Up For Ever @ The Vessel by Lois S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever ALLIANCE artist, A.J. Crimson, served as key make up artist for the Vessel, by lois Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. A.J. was inspired by the beautiful colors in the collection, as well as the structure of the clothing. To bring the make up to life, A.J. created a colorful cat eye that was bold yet simple at the same time.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: The complexion was fresh and sunny. A.J. first applied Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to give the skin a healthy spring-time glow. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #10 was dusted on the cheeks and then blended into the skin for a soft wash of orange color. To illuminate the face, Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940 was swept along the upper cheek bones and the top of the nose.

Eyes: The eyes were the focal point of the look. A.J. created a strong cat eye using either Make Up For Ever Aquarelle #3 (blue) or Aquarelle #6 (green) on alternating models. Aquarelle was applied to the eyes using a liner brush to create a modified cat eye shape – the wing was extended beyond the outer edge of the eye for a burst of color, and there was additional detail on the lid for a peek-a-boo effect.

Lips: The lips were neutral and muted slightly with Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to create a clean canvas that allowed the rest of the face to stand out.

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There is a fine line between appreciating the simplicity of schoolgirl preppiness and emulating that jailbait thing Britney Spears was doing in the 90s (sorry, who is the correct modern reference here? Hannah Montana? Selena Lovato? Who can keep up…). The point is, the Vessel plays it safe. The daytime looks are modest – many would go equally well with boat shoes, oxfords, or spike heels – and the evening dresses also followed classic shapes and fabrics that would be flattering on a wide range of body types.

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