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Makeup At Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009

In Fashion Week on March 7, 2009 at 3:49 am


For Dolce & Gabbana, makeup artist Pat McGrath re-created Scarlett Johansson’s look from one of the ads for the Dolce & Gabbana new makeup line.

Here is how to look like Scar Jo…


D&G Powder Foundation


dark crimson lipstick called Ultra


pretty pink blush in Roses


pale pink shimmery Stromboli eye shadow

Stromboli black gold-flecked eyeliner

On top of the penciled line, McGrath used black liquid liner and curled false lashes.


Makeup At Nina Ricci Spring 2009

In Fashion Week on March 7, 2009 at 3:35 am


“Approachable Gothic” was look for the Nina Ricci show on March 5 2008. “It’s classic with a touch of kooky darkness,” said Peter Philip, creative director of Chanel.

Here is how to do this look…


Eye shadow in Ebony from Chanel’s Ombre Essentielle range in the inner corners of the eyes.

Lids were filled with a brownish-purple shade called Magic Night.

“A touch of clownlike sadness” came from a black kohl line added to the center of the models’ bottom lids, then smudged.


A beigy-apricot color called Fresque.


Philips “blended a clear lip gloss with glints of red, purple and bronze.” In The Makeup suggests a dab of Chanel Glossimer in Giggle to mimic the look.

Makeup at Diane Von Furstenberg

In Fashion Week on February 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm


“A woman who’s home is every where – nomad chic” is how James Kaliardos describes the makeup look at Diane Von Furstenberg spring 2009.  Here is how to get the look, using MAC products.

Soba Eyeshadow – blended over lids, up past crease, out toward temples and along lower lashline.
Pearl Cream Colour Base – to highlight the inner corner of the eyes.
PRO Barelash – foundation toned product applied with a mascara wand combed through brows to diminish natural hair colour.

Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – applied as a minimal base to the face.
PRO Sculpting Powder – blended under cheek bones and up toward temples to contour.
Pearl Cream Colour Base – touched on the high plane of the cheek bone for highlight.

Lip Erase – applied in a sheer layer to pale down the lips.
Sculpt and Shape in Bone Beige – applied with a lip brush to line the mouth.

Makeup at Matthew Williamson

In Fashion Week on February 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm


Charlotte Tilbury describes the look as “very done but in a neutral way.”  We think its very “done last night and just woke up.” Anyhoooo…..If you like the slept-in-makeup look (we hear Kate Hudson loves her eye makeup best the morning after), here is how to get it :

Knight Divine, Brun, and Print Eye Shadows – buffed over lids up toward the brows and along the lower lashline in an oval shape.
Plushblack Plushlash Mascara – applied to top lashes only.

Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder – applied in a sheer wash to contour the cheekbones.

Stripdown Lip Pencil –precisely lining the lips.
Half and Half Lipstick – brushed on to fill in the lips.


In Fashion Week on February 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm


Daily Makeover is now the first virtual makeover site to let visitors try on Fashion Week’s hottest trends. More than simple reporting, users will be able to try on the latest hairstyles straight off the catwalk and see themselves wearing the newest makeup trends with an exclusive one-click look feature.

The Daily Makeover team, headed by beauty industry veterans, Daily Makeover Beauty Editor, Rachel Hayes, will attend more than 20 shows, uncovering trends and identifying key hairstyle, makeup, manicure and accessory looks. The best looks will be uploaded onto the website, enabling users the chance to try on the trends for themselves, while “at the tents” video interviews with Fashion Week movers and shakers will supplement runway and backstage action. Daily Makeover editors and other experts will wrap up the action via a Backstage Beauty Blog, but the site’s coverage will go beyond the everyday, with such innovations as:

  • A Runway Hairstyles Look Book, featuring the top 15 trend-setting hairstyles with the option to try them on instantly.
  • One-click looks of the hottest makeup trends, so visitors can try on the latest trends for eyes, cheeks, and lips with one easy step.
  • A series of branded videos delivering trends and feedback from some of the beauty world’s most influential commentators ranging from designers, stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists and NYC stylemakers.

In The Makeup thinks this is so much fun! Plus, the site has tons of great beauty info.


In Fashion Week on February 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm


VERTERE, the first and only skincare line specifically created to simultaneously address aging, hyperpigmentation and adult acne with one regimen, debuted at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show of designer, Nary Manivong.

Makeup Artists prepared models for the runway with applications of VERTERE Dramatic Transformation Cream.

VERTERE’s cornerstone product, Dramatic Transformation Cream, targets aging, hyperpigmentation and adult acne with more than 60 percent clinically active ingredients including organic lactic acid, arbutin, organic and inorganic peptides, vitamins and botanicals at clinically proven levels. Dramatic Transformation Cream also shields the skin from UVA/UVB damage and inhibits tyrosinase synthesis to help reduce the reoccurrence of hyperpigmentation.

Photo: Beauty & The Blog – model is wearing VERTERE skincare

Black-Eye Beauty

In Fashion Week on February 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm


The look at Lavin S/S 2009 was all about eyeliner – dramatic and exaggerated. Here is a step by step guide to how makeup artist Pat McGrath created the look.


Max Factor Erase Concealer

Max Factor ColorGenius Foundation with Minerals

Max Factor ColorGenius Mineral Pressed Powder

Kevin Aucoin The Scuplting Powder (use a fluffy brush to sweep sculpting powder at temples and under cheekbones)


NARS eyeliner pencil in iceberg (on the upper lash line)

CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen in Very Black (on top of the pencil to intensify)

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper in Extreme Blackout on lashes

Cover Girl Brow and Eye Makers Pencil in Soft Blonde and Soft Brown on brows


Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick in Pure Gloss (a sheer iridescent pale pink)

Pat McGrath Says: “The key to the look is the depth of the black which, when used fearlessly creates a black latex look for lids. Hard lines and strong shapes give a bold, graphic and altogether more modern look.”


Violet Lips

In Fashion Week on February 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm


Forget the berry tones of autumn & winter; spring & summer are all about futuristic purple tints on eyes and lips. Zac Posen showed violet lips, and Aquascutum showed glossy metallic iris eyes.

To create the look above Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist for MAC used “pale violet pigment on the lips, followed by a white tint on the cupids bow and center of the lips to give a sexy, iridescent sheen” and then “maintained a feminine focus” by doing  eyes with cool pink and lilac and no eyeliner or mascara.

In The Makeup Says: To take this look from runway to realway, keep futuristic purple eyes at the lashline only rather than all over the lid. Smudge Laura Mercier kohl eye pencil in purple sapphire around the upper and lower lashline, then use Lancôme’s Le Crayon Kohl in Blanc in the inner corners. Get “realway” violet lips by applying one coat of something like MAC lipstick in Up The Amp (a creamy Lavendar Violet), blot with a tissue to create a violet stain, and then soften it up with a clear lip balm or gloss.

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Bare But Groomed

In Fashion Week on February 10, 2009 at 12:11 am


Looking for a great five minute face? Here is a step-by-step guide to the makeup done for Tommy Hilfiger’s Spring 2009 show. MAC makeup artist Lisa Butler calls it “bare but groomed,” and In The Makeup thinks its great for an “I’m just running to the grocery store” look.


MAC Oil Control Lotion

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Fun & Games (on apples of cheeks and eyelids using a fan brush)


MAC Creme Royal Eyeshadow to highlight inner corners of eyes and brows

One Light Coat of MAC Pro Lash Mascara


Dust MAC Creme Royal Eyeshadow on cupid bow

Erin Featherston Spring 2009

In Fashion Week on January 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm


We simply love the makeup that Bobbi Brown created for Erin Featherston’s Spring 2009 Ready To Wear Runway show.

Here is how to get it:


Dewy Finish


Lids: Gold Sparkle all over

Crease: Velvet Plum Metal and Glitz Metallic

Lower Lashline: Gold Metallic & Lavendar

Liner: Violet Ink Gel Liner

Mascara: Lash Glamour


Blush in Illuminating Bronze and Pot Rouge in Gold Sparkle


Nugget Lip Gloss

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