With a makeup technique easy to recreate, we can all look like we just came off the runway!
Something a professional makeup artist must learn, especially one working with runway models, is to compliment the outfits. Tina
Turnbow of Beauty.com did just that when she created the makeup look for Lela Rose’s fall runway show. Taking the rich, mallard, and
peacock jewel tones in Lela Rose’s collection, Turnbow created a stunning look. Using Nars Cosmetics to create a flawless face, Turnbow first started with the skin by applying powder foundation to keep a matte finish. Next, Dolce Vita Blush was applied with concentration on the apples of the cheeks. For the eyes, she used the teal Kaliste Liner to line the inner rim and lashline. For a smoky eye, she applied Single Cream Eyeshadow in Lili Marlene all around the eye. To finish the eyes off, she applied a coat of black mascara. To achieve a sheer red lip with hints of gold, Turnbow started with Misbehave Gloss and finished with Greek Holiday Gloss.
Charlotte Ronson’s fall runway appearance showcased her fun, flirty, and retro looks. Along with great clothes must, of course, come a
flawless, fabulous face. A natural face as a base was key for Tina Turnbow, who created the makeup look. Next, pink lips and cheeks
complimented the clothing pieces perfectly. To achieve this, Turnbow used Stila Cosmetics. She first used Illuminating Concealer to create that flawless face we all want. For the eyes, Eye Shadow in Smoky Quartz was smudged into the crease and a light shadow was applied over the entire lid. After coating the lashes with Major Lash Mascara, Turnbow used Smudge Pot Liquid Liner in Black to thicken the lower lash line and then painted on lower lashes. Unless you’re extremely bold or going out for a night clubbing, we suggest leaving the Twiggy-inspired lashes for the models. For lips, Tina Turnbow chose Convertible Color in Peony and lightened the lips up with the Kajal Eye Pencil in Pearl.
Brian Reyes collection for this fall was inspired by the Ethiopian desert. With neutral colors dominating in his pieces, makeup artists created a complimentary neutral matte look. The defining feature was the strong brow each model donned. In that way, the models had the perfect face to show off the pieces on the runway. Makeup artists used products from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to achieve the desert-inspired look. First, on the eyes they applied Bone Eye Shadow on the entire lid from lash line to brow bone. For the lower lid, they used Cement Long-Wear Cream Shadow and Flint Eye Shadow for the crease. They used Dark Brown Pencil to slightly define the upper lash line and applied two coats of Black Everything Mascara. Using Natural Brow Shaper, artists gave the models a strong, defined brow. For cheeks, artists applied Desert Rose blush which gave the models slight color, but the face remained matte. models slight color, but the face remained matte.
Makeup artist Cynde Watson opted for a natural, simple look—a move bolder than some of the darkest smoky eyes on the runway this year. It turned out to be anything but plain, but rather a breath of fresh air on the runways in New York. First, Watson opted for spot coverage instead of all-over foundation and used translucent powder to give models a flawless face without looking over done. She then defined eyes with natural colored eyeshadows and three coats of mascara swept on an angle to give a slight cat eye effect. She finished with cheeks and lips that looked as if the models were blushing their natural color. Watson used Color by Cynde Watson cosmetics. On Face: Corrector & Concealer Pencil, Cover & Blend Foundation Pencil, Translucent Finishing Pressed Powder. On Eyes: Precious Eyes Eye Pencil in Pink Diamond, Eyeliner in Black, and Mascara in Black. On Cheeks and Lips: Stain & Tint Cheek & Lip Pencil in Plum Rouge.
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