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Graphic Eye at Missoni A/W ’14

February 28th, 2014

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At Missoni A/W 2014, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni created “cool girls in their boyfriends’ coats, at the bus stop at 6 in the morning” with blocks of graphic eyeliner and dewy skin.

Missoni A/W '14 runway beauty
* Studio Finish Concealer – blended over moisturized skin as needed to perfect
* Pearl Cream Color Base – blended into the skin with fingers over the upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, browbone and chin for luminosity

* Clear Brow Set – combed upwards through the brow to groom and set
* Blacktrack Fluidline – drawn thinly from the outer corner of the pupil to the outer corner of the eye in a soft square shape; upper and lower lashline, leaving a gap between the upper and lower lash in the outer corner
* Carbon Eyeshadow – blended over Blacktrack and below the eyes with 217 Blending Brush for a look of perfected imperfection
* 7 LASH – chopped into pieces and filled through the outer corners of the upper lash for more impact if needed
* Haute & Naughty Black Lash Mascara – layered through the outer upper and lower lashes for a doll-like effect
* Lashes were curled and squeezed together if needed to achieve a feeling of imperfection
* M·A·C PRO NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil – applied through the waterline to open eyes

* Viva Glam II Lipstick – dabbed over the lips with fingers for a natural look to finish

Graphic eye makeup at Missoni A/W '14
Missoni A/W '14 backstage beauty
Missoni A/W '14 backstage makeup by MAC

Images: Courtesy of MAC and ImaxTree.

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Dramatic Lips and 3D Nails at The Blonds A/W ’14

February 16th, 2014

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Inspired by the feminine villains of classic comic books, the look at The Blonds A/W ’14 was all about dramatic lips, bold brows and out-there nails.

The Blonds A/W '14 runway beauty
Makeup: Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics
Nails: CND

* Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel – applied with 191 Foundation Brush to instantly hydrate and refresh
* Fast Response Eye Cream – patted around the eye area to smooth and revitalize skin
* PRO Longwear Concealer – used as a foundation and applied with 191 Foundation Brush to even and perfect, the pushed into the lower lashline to brighten eyes with 195 Concealer Brush
* PRO Performance Sponge – used to blend, creating a flawless matte skin to finish
* Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – swept over the skin with 116 Blush Brush to polish and set * M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended under cheekbones with 116 Blush Brush to sculpt and contour
* Fun Ending Powder Blush (available Fall/Winter 2014) – blended over cheeks to brighten and blanace skin

Eyes – Look 1
* Bare Canvas Paint – blended over the eyelid as a base with 242 Shade Brush
* M·A·C PRO Black Creme Liner – drawn through the upper lashline to create a feline shaped liner
* 36 Lash – applied to the uppwer lashes and defined with Haute & Naughty Black Mascara to perfect
* Brows were blanked out with Studio Finish Concealer and replaced with custom paper cut outs for a built-in attitude, using Duo Adhesive

Eyes – Look 2 (3 models received cat-eye eyelids)
* M·A·C PRO Landscape Green Chromaline – blended through the crease of the eye to contour, using 217 Blending Brush
* M·A·C PRO Pure White Chromaline – buffed onto the eyelid using using 217 Blending Brush for a creamy white highlight

* Designer Purple Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – used to create an intimidating definition to lips and rich base
* Fuchsia and Madly Magenta Pigments – mixed together and blended out through the center of the lip for a “sinister” mouth

23 unique nail designs that were sharp, strong, bold and intricate with extreme and pointed shapes were created for the show. CND’s artists handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with Retention+TM Liquid & Powder and BrisaTM Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND ShellacTM and VINYLUXTM. The looks were finalized with unique embellishments, including jagged vintage jewels, Swarovski crystals, chains, pearls, leather, glitter, foil, velvet and more for a rich seductive finish.

3D nail art by CND at The Blonds A/W '14
The Blonds A/W '14 nail art

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Moroccan Romance at Tadashi Shoji A/W ’14

February 9th, 2014

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Inspired by Moorish architecture and textiles, the Tadashi Shoji A/W ’14 brought us a Romantic Moroccan look that consisted of a stained red lip and gold tips on the nails.

Tadashi Shoji A/W '14 runway beauty
“It’s about mystery, romance and decadence… reminiscent of an enchanting Moorish night,” explained M·A·C makeup artist Lisa Houghton.

* Face & Body Foundation – blended over moisturized and primed skin to illuminate and enhance with a fresh, buttery finish.
* M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended over the apples to sculpt and shape Pearl Cream Color Base blended over cheekbones for an added highlight and radiance to skin.

* Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) – shaded with intensity over the eyelid and faded up to the brow bone to mimic a natural skintone.
* Coquette Eyeshadow – brushed through the brows to deepen and groom with a feathery look through the edges.

* Hearts A Flame Lipstick (available Fall 2014) – pressed onto the lip with a fingertip, and then blotted with a tissue, layer by layer to create a wine stained effect the edges of the lip were then faded to a whisper to soften for a medieval, painterly appearance.

To complement the range of deep hues and rich shades in the collection, Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Marbs to create the gold half-moon and tip. She completed the look with butter LODON P.D. Quick Topcoat.

Moroccan beauty at Tadashi Shoji Fall '14
Golden Tips manicure at Tadashi Shoji Fall'14

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Glossy Eye and Berry Nails at Costello Tagliapietra A/W ’14

February 9th, 2014

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To create the “cool girl” at Costello Tagliapietra A/W 2014, models were given glossy eye, dewy skin with matte berry nails.

Costello Tagliapietra A/W '14 runway beauty
Makeup: Maki Ryoke for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: Julie Kandalec for essie

* Studio Finish Concealer and Prep + Prime Highlighters – alternately blended and used together for minimal concealing to create super real, natural moisturized looking skin.
* Luna, Hush and Pearl Cream Color Base – equally mixed together and blended over the upper cheekbone, browbone, temple and inner eye to highlight.
* Mocha Latte Lipstick, Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) and M·A·C PRO Shine Mixing Medium – mixed to create a glossy stain and then blended with Au Nature Cream Color Base (available Fall 2014) under cheekbones to contour.

* Mocha Latte Lipstick, Coquettish from Fall 14 Trend Forecast/Lip Palette (available Spring 2014) and M·A·C PRO Shine Mixing Medium – mixed one to one with 2 parts shine, and applied as a glossy stain over the eyelid and faintly through the lower lid under eyes.
* Veluxe Brow Liner – shaded through brows to straighten in shape and followed with Clear Brow Set to groom and refine
* Nude Technakohl Liner (available Fall 2014) – applied through the lower waterline to open and brighten eyes.

* Lip Conditioner Tube – applied over lips to moisturize and perfect.
* Studio Finish Concealer -softly blended over lips to lightly conceal.
* Desert Rose Powder Blush – minimally applied with Blending Brush 217 to create a healthy pinky-beige to lips.

To convey an imaginary tale of power and strength as seen in the collection, Julie opted for deep berry-colored nails with a matte finish. She started by applying ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails. Once the base coat dries, two coats of berry naughty were applied onto nails and topped with one coat of matte about you.

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Runway Beauty: Graphic Beauty at Manish Arora S/S ’14

October 1st, 2013

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Graphic elements have been a popular trend on the runways in the past seasons and at Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2014, makeup artist Kabuki and manicurist Marian Newman working for M·A·C Cosmetics created a “1920′s Josephine Baker meets 1990′s raver” look to go with the bright clothing in the collection.

Manish Arora S/S '14 runway beauty
Mineralize Charged Water Face & Body lotion – massaged into skin to instantly hydrate, rejuvenate, and prepare for foundation.
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – applied to even and tone, leaving skin looking naturally matte in finish.
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – applied as needed to perfect.
Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish – blended down the center of the nose to highlight.
Platinum Love Extra Dimension Eyeshadow (available Spring/Summer 2014) – swept over the bridge of nose to add dimension.
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed – swept over cheeks before any blush is applied for a soft application of color.
Peaches Powder Blush – applied low on the cheeks for a flush.
Matte Texture – blended over the forehead and sides of nose to eliminate shine.

Bare Canvas Paint – painted over the entire eyelid as perfecting base on eyes.
M·A·C PRO Pure White Chromagraphic Pencil – drawn thickly through the inner corners of eyes.
M·A·C PRO Landscape Green and Pure White Chroma Cake – mixed together and applied with the 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush as a block of color blended out towards the nose.
M·A·C PRO Process Magenta and Pure White Chroma Cake – mixed together and applied with the 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush as a block of color on top of the green and then blended towards the nose.
Clear Brow set – brushed up through brows to define and groom.

Have A Lovely Day! Casual Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) – patted into lips for soft nude.

Morange and Steamy Nail Lacquers – chosen and painted for a manicure or pedicure base on nails, with the alternate on fingers and toes, i.e. Steamy fingers with Morange toes or vice versa. A green reflective material in a “mini” nail shape is drawn through the middle to contrast against orange, and a pink reflective material on pink.

Raver makeup look at Manish Arora S/S '14

Manish Arora S/S '14 backstage nails

Images: ImaxTree.

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